Catch the Big One (Al) on Hot Springs’ Lakes

In the great state of Arkansas, many people love to fish. Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and kids enjoy spending time on the lakes fishing. Each year our city has a Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine with cash awards totaling $86,000! The biggest award goes to the angler who catches Big Al. He hasn’t been … Read More

10 Summer Kids’ Activities in Hot Springs AR

Summer reminds us of all the activities in Hot Springs AR that are great to enjoy with a kid (or as a kid at heart!). Here are ten of our favorite kids activities in the area: 10. Cutwell for Kids – On the first Saturday of every month, Cutwell 4 Kids (a non-profit organization) hosts a … Read More

June Cooking School to Feature Southern Cooking

        I’ve had the pleasure of eating delicious Southern cooking for years prepared by Lula Barnes, mother of one of my long-time friends, Larie Barnes Engles. Mrs. Barnes of Forest City, Arkansas was always the expert on cooking in the Barnes family, and she was the go-to person anytime her children or … Read More

Family Fun On the Playlist at 2016 Magic Springs Concert Series

The Magic Springs Concert Series is known for attracting a variety of musicians–from current pop and country to 80s and 90s hits to Christian artists. This year’s line up is sure to please the entire family, or be a lovely outing for two. Starting June 4th with Hunter Hayes (pictured above), the concert series will … Read More

10 Great Activities for Summertime in Hot Springs

We have fun in our great city year ‘round, but especially in the summertime. Since we have three lakes (Catherine, Hamilton and Ouachita) water sports is probably the number one activity guests enjoy during the summer. Every type of water sport imaginable is possible in our area. At our cozy Hot Springs inn we have … Read More

Kick Off Summer with Beer & Fireworks

The month of May kicks off summertime in Hot Springs, and we’re ready to join in the fun! Warm weather invites craft beer aficionados, so come on to the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival on May 21st at the Hot Springs Convention Center. With more than 70 local and regional breweries attending, you’ll have the … Read More

A Day at the Races :: Arkansas Derby 2016

Could another Arkansas Derby winner pull off a Triple Crown victory this year?  Last year’s spectacular American Pharoah captured the Arkansas Derby, and stole our hearts as he went on to win the prestigious Triple Crown. Watching him race was nothing short of breath taking! This year’s Racing Festival of the South begins April 13, … Read More

Valley of the Vapors 2016 Hot Springs AR

The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival is around the corner, from March 18-22, and we can’t wait to see all the musicians in the lineup. Each year, this festival showcases some of the best independent acts from around the country, as well as hosting workshops, and VIP parties. The festival officially kicks off … Read More