Hot Springs native Catherine Cupp and San Francisco resident Kenan Lucas might have never met had it not been for Catherine’s close friend and sorority sister’s Independence Day celebration in 2008. As fate would have it, Kenan was one of the event’s participants.
Admit it -- if you go to the lake regularly over the summer, you may have contributed just a little bit to the accumulation of litter and trash on its shores. Help tidy up the shorelines of Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine by volunteering for the annual Garland County Trash Bash starting at 8 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 29). Your payoff, along with the satisfaction of beautifying the area, is a barbecue lunch, entry into prize drawings, and a free T-shirt.
Tourism is the engine that drives the economy of the area surrounding Hot Springs National Park, and the engine is running strong. With a varied menu of entertainment and sporting opportunities, the Hot Springs area offers enough choices to keep 3 million visitors coming to the city and its surroundings every year.
The Spa City is such an exciting vacation spot, it’s hard to decide what to do first. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. We spent a fun-filled weekend in Hot Springs, experiencing a wide variety of the city’s most luxurious accommodations, delicious dining and coolest attractions. It was pure bliss, and we want to share that experience with you. Whether you’re getting away for a long weekend or a couple of days mid-week, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Hot Springs.
At Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, you don't have to wait until the moderate spring or autumn months to enjoy the outdoors. While its official description is "botanical garden," it's much more than that.
No matter where in Arkansas you choose to retire or relocate, there’s a guaranteed adventure around every corner. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorites that run the gamut from quirky to quintessential.
The Ouachitas’ largest city, Hot Springs, is known for horse racing at Oaklawn Park and for Bathhouse Row, which consists of turn-of-the-century bathhouses. The only city in the nation to encompass a national park, Hot Springs was named for the mineral waters that bubble up from 47 underground springs and maintain a consistent temperature of 143 degrees.
There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city – Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.