Hot Springs Bucket List

Many iconic things come to mind when you picture visiting Hot Springs including the horse races at Oaklawn and Bathhouse Row. But there's so much more to the Spa City! Consider this a sort of Hot Springs bucket list - you might not be able to do everything on the list in one trip, but it's a fun way explore the city over and over again. Where will you start? In no particular order, here are 51 fun things to do in Hot Springs.

Itinerary: Girls' Weekend in Hot Springs

Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or you just need some time away with your favorite ladies, Hot Springs is the PERFECT destination; how can it not be with a nickname like “Spa City?!” There are so many things that are girlfriend friendly, and we would hate for you to miss…so, may your relaxing start NOW! We have it all planned! But remember, NO BOYS ALLOWED!!

What you need to know: Hot Springs BBQ

Some have joked that "Good barbecue comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor barbecue." In our experience, you'll be hard pressed to find barbecue that isn't good in Hot Springs, Arkansas. With the wide variety of restaurants that have their best "Grill Team Captains" slinging sauces and choice cuts of meats, most locals will fiercely defend their favorite barbecue joint when asked which is the best. So whether you want to take a peek at some pulled pork or fill your belly to bursting with beef, there are plenty of places to whet your appetite in the Spa City!