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8 Must-Do Activities In Hot Springs, Arkansas

Soak your cares away at this hidden gem

Jatara S
Skyline of Hot Springs, Arkansas, town and trees

If you’re looking for a place to break away from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day life, look no further than Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs is a city renowned for its thermal waters and outdoor recreation. My husband and I had a chance to experience the city while visiting for a family member’s wedding. Hot Springs has everything you need to relax and recharge.

A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner and her husband at a wedding in Hot Springs, Arkansas 
  1. Hot Springs National Park is a must-visit spot for any nature lover. The park features hot springs, hiking trails and scenic drives. 
  2. Bathhouse Row is a historic district home to eight beautifully restored bathhouses from the 19th and 20th centuries, each offering a unique spa experience. 
  3. Magic Springs Theme and Water Park offer thrills for all ages, from roller coasters to water slides. 
  4. Rent a boat or bring your own for a day of fishing or cruising on the beautiful Lake Hamilton
  5. The interactive Mid-America Science Museum is perfect for families with children and features hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. 
  6. Enjoy 210 acres of botanical gardens, nature trails and stunning lakeside views at Garvan Woodland Gardens.
  7. Watch live horse racing at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, or try your luck at the casino at this popular entertainment venue. 
  8. Visit the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market for locally grown produce, handmade crafts and live music. 
A waterfall and pond with greenery at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas 

My top three of these wonderful sites were the Garvan Woodland Gardens, Bathhouse Row and Oaklawn Racing Casino.

I used Hilton Honors Points to stay with Hilton’s portfolio of brands in Hot Springs. Our choice was a Suite at Home2 Suites by Hilton Hot Springs. We had a clean and comfortable stay and enjoyed a delicious and convenient breakfast in the lobby.

Overall, Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and man-made attractions, perfect for a relaxing getaway. 

Read “7 Hilton Grand Vacations Owners Dish On The Perks Of Hilton Honors Membership” and see where other Owners have traveled thanks to vacation ownership.

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Jatara S

Jatara became a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner in 2021 after staying at Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, in Las Vegas. Her father purchased his timeshare package in 1986, so Jatara traveled with her family from a young age. She’s excited to create new memories with her family, such as attending the NFL’s Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. Jatara upgraded to HGV Max and looks forward to the membership’s possibilities, such as family vacations in Sedona, Arizona.

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