St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Update Hot Springs AR

The First Ever 12th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade has a few more surprises up its sleeves. Not only have they gotten NASCAR driver Mark Martin to lead this year’s parade, but they are altering the route slightly to make him feel more at home. For the first time ever, Hot Springs St Patrick’s … Read More

Valley of the Vapors in Hot Springs AR

With the collection of artists in the area, it’s no surprise that Hot Springs is home to a successful and entertaining Indie music festival. Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival enters its 11th year on March 20, 2015. This year, the line-up is filled with talented artists—from The Mutts, to the Memphis Dawls, from … Read More

Martin Luther King Weekend Getaways in Hot Springs AR

As the new year begins and winter continues onward, begin planning a getaway to enjoy Hot Springs AR. The Martin Luther King weekend is a perfect time to experience the joy of Spa City as the town celebrates a national hero. The Oaklawn Race Track will have races going all weekend, including Monday, for those … Read More

2015 Race Season Begins at Oaklawn in Hot Springs AR

It’s off to the races again on Jan. 9! The exciting horse race season is about to begin at Oaklawn Race Track, and we’re so excited for the very full calendar up ahead. The races happen every weekend from Jan. 9 until the Arkansas Derby on April 11, 2015. The Arkansas Derby is the final … Read More

‘Voices of Angels’ Concert is a Heavenly Experience

Last year Ray and I along with friends attended the “Voices of Angels” Concert in Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens. It was probably the highlight of the Christmas season in Hot Springs for me. The talented musicians were very gifted and delivered a performance in the lovely chapel that I will always remember. Some … Read More

The Gratitude List: The Top 6 in Hot Springs

As we prepare for a full house for Thanksgiving in Hot Springs, AR with our guests at the Inn, Ray and I are reminded of the many points of gratitude in our lives. We tend to live as people of gratitude, recognizing most days that life is such a surprising journey and the best response … Read More

Where to Mountain Bike in Hot Springs AR

One of the secret gems in Hot Springs is the mountain bike (and hiking) trails at Cedar Glades Park. There are 15 miles of premium trails, which were voted best trails in the state by the Arkansas Mountain Bike Racing Series. The trails have an interesting mix of long descents and medium climbs. Another unique … Read More

Magic Screams In Hot Springs AR

Where can you find zombies and ghouls kind enough to take pictures with? Magic Screams! Each year the theme park in Hot Springs AR transforms from Magic Springs into a haunted adventure for the month of October. Filled with family-friendly fun, Magic Screams has a Trick-or-Treat trail, contests, and spooky shows for you to enjoy. … Read More