Experience Garvan Gardens Holiday Lights in Hot Springs

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, we can’t help but look forward to the holiday season on the horizon. One of our favorite things about the holidays in Hot Springs, AR is the giant, gorgeous light display at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Year-round, Garvan Gardens is 17 acres of beautiful blooms that showcase the natural beauty … Read More

Southern Living Picks Hot Springs Inn for The South’s Best Inns!

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn is bursting with pride! Southern Living Magazine‘s November 2016 issue has named our inn as one of “The South’s Best Inns” and its choice for the state of Arkansas. Southern Living noted that Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, located on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, is truly an inn for all seasons … Read More

2016 Thanksgiving Gratitude in Hot Springs

As we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving in a few weeks, I have been thinking past holidays.  Some years we spent with extended family, some times with just our “nuclear” family, some years with friends, and many holidays have been spent working to ensure others have a great holiday. We strongly believe that living a … Read More

Rock Hounds Love Crystal Mining in Hot Springs

One Hot Springs gem that is often times overlooked is quartz mining. In fact, geologists have named Arkansas and Brazil as the best places in the world to find quality quartz crystals. In 1976, the quartz crystal was named the official Arkansas state mineral. The Ouachita Mountain surrounding Hot Springs was considered a mystical location … Read More

Latte, Cappucino, Poetry and Lit in Historic Hot Springs

We are so very fortunate to have Kollective Coffee+Tea in Historic Downtown Hot Springs. First of all, the coffee and tea is superb and includes batch, manual and nitro cold brew coffees; espresso; latte; cappuccino, flat white, mocha, caramel latte, cortado and a large selection of loose-leaf tea. Second of all, Kollective sponsors Wednesday Night … Read More

Grand 25th Anniversary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Film goers will be celebrating in high style as celebrities descend upon Hot Springs October 7-16!  Join Louis Gossett Jr, Beau Bridges, Barry Bostwick, Ed Asner for amazing documentaries and festivities.  Seriously! The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) is the oldest non-fiction festival in North America and an Academy-qualifying festival in the category of … Read More

Magic & Music: September Festivals in Hot Springs

 One of the most popular and fun activities in Hot Springs is visiting the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic. This is not your average magic show; the performances are fascinating from beginning to the end, performed in an intimate venue. In addition, each year Hot Springs hosts a magic festival. This year the Maxwell Blade … Read More

Your Guide to the Garland County Fair in Hot Springs AR

Some of my favorite memories of my childhood involve spending time at the county fair. We would eat funnel cakes and corn dogs, watch the Demolition Derby, and ride the ferris wheel. Each year, the Garland County Fair rolls into town just in time for fall to be kicking into gear. Enjoy all the rides … Read More