Posted by
Message
Costanza85
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2015
63 posts

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Spending 5 days in the area in late June. Best hikes? Food? Things for the whole family.

Any ideas?


cgrand
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
HAMMOND
Member since Oct 2009
21432 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
that’s a long time to spend in hot springs.
look into the state parks nearby for day trips, and there’s some nice hikes away from town in the national park

maybe go rafting or something


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
31
bourbon
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
763 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
If Garvan Gardens is open, definitely go. Has beautiful gardens, a large model train setup, and two different hiking trails.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Miz Piggy
Arkansas Fan
La Petite Roche
Member since Jan 2012
3135 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Eat at Deluca's or Rolando's. Make sure to make a reservation at Deluca's - not for a table, for the dough. They only make so much dough a day and once they run out, that's it.


hawgndodge
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2009
3895 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
That's about 4 1/2 days longer than I would wanna spend in hot springs. I live in Arkansas and have never understood the appeal of the city.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
21
b-rab2
LSU Fan
N. Louisiana
Member since Dec 2005
11910 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Maybe go rent a boat on Lake Ouchita. Beautiful lake


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Puffoluffagus
LSU Fan
Savannah, GA
Member since Feb 2009
4612 posts
 Online 

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Depends on what's open then but...

There's a steam boat that rides on the lake, magic springs theme park, the tower has a view of he city(meh) but worth doing at least once, has a bunch of bill Clinton facts and stuff. I can't recall specific places, but I've done horseback riding and panning for gold out there. Usually those are about a 30-45 min drives. There's a few putt putt courses if that's y'all's thing.

Downtown has bath houses, gangster museums, and breweries.

Lake degray has a state park that has open/public swimming in a section of the lake. Some people do scuba nearby as well.

The main attraction to hot springs is lake Ouachita...so renting a boat, jet skis can be fun. Plenty of places also do sunset cruises or just general cruises in the daytime.

Food wise: back porch grill at the sunbay resort is good, la hacienda, and fishermans wharf (can feed ducks) were always staples to go. J&s Italian villa is ok. It lost a lot of it's charm when the restaurant over looking the lake burned down. I have no idea why no one ever rebuilt there. It's not like eating in Nola,NYC, etc but you're in hot springs aonset expectations lol.

I'm sure I can think of more things, but my wife's parents own a time share there, so I used to go with them every year for a week. I haven't been in a couple of years(which was my first time in like 5 years prior to that).


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Who_Dat_Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
6137 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
I tried booking a Airbnb there over this Memorial Day weekend and our reservation was cancelled. I was ok with it because all of the bathhouses at the NP are closed until further notice anyway. If the NP isn’t open for business as usual I don’t know how you can fill 5 days there.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
NOFOX
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2014
8791 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Lake Catherine State Park has trails, but gets pretty trashy.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
bayoubengals88
Wisconsin Fan
LA
Member since Sep 2007
13361 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
3 days is more than enough.

We hiked in southern Missouri near a river. Easy stuff.

My apologies. I had Eureka Springs in mind.
There is really good hiking west of Hot Springs. Very rocky and surprising vistas.

Search Buckeye Trail in Caney Creek Wilderness. It's about 90 minutes west.
This post was edited on 5/26 at 2:13 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
The Sea Otter
LSU Fan
AR-Kansas
Member since Mar 2019
480 posts

re: Hot Springs, Arkansas
quote:

Eat at Deluca's


This


I would go to Lake Ouachita and rent a boat for a day, prettiest lake in AR, and less traffic than Lake Hamilton.
This post was edited on 5/26 at 3:33 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram