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Activities for Every Season in Hot Springs

A wonder of the natural world, Hot Springs National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone eager to soak in its legendary waters. Lookout Point Lakeside Inn not only offers unmatched accommodations for the surrounding area, it is also centrally located for fun activities in Hot Springs, AR as well as the nearby national park. Come and see what all the talk is about and experience unparalleled relaxation at Mother Nature’s hot tub.

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Experience the Legendary Waters

A good majority of the town of Hot Springs is located inside the National Park and thus provides excellent access to a wide variety of nearby activities. In addition, Lookout Point is located close to town and provides a great launching point for day trips and outdoor adventures! The town received its name due to the many natural hot springs; their water believed to hold medicinal properties by Native American tribes and revered in their local legends.

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One of the oldest spa destinations in America, visitors have been drawn to its healing waters since the mid 1800’s. Over time, Hot Springs would come to be known as “America’s First Resort.” A visit to Bathhouse Row is also highly recommended, which preserves eight historic bathhouses originally built to accommodate the growing tourism boom the town received at that time. Nowadays, the hot springs are still the main draw of the area and are a unique attraction not to be missed. Soaking in the naturally warmed water is the experience of a lifetime. Experience for yourself and you will quickly see why Hot Springs has been a premier destination for over 150 years.

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Go for a Hike Any Time of the Year

For the outdoor enthusiast, Hot Springs, Arkansas is a fantastic place to break out those hiking boots and explore the natural beauty of the area. With a wide variety of trails nearby at varying lengths and difficulty, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you. Hiking is available year-round and different seasons offer new ways to experience the outdoors. Hiking in spring and summer is lush and green, autumn is a great time to see the fall foliage, and winter’s serene stillness makes for a wonderful hike for those willing to brave the cold. Make sure and check out the National Park Service website for a list of nearby trails and pick up some hiking maps of the area available at our front desk.

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Fun in the Water and on Land

The town and surrounding area have a wonderful variety of activities for every season, there’s always things to do in Hot Springs, AR no matter what time of the year you visit! Spring and summer are a great time for water sports. Surrounding lakes; Catherine, Ouachita, and DeGray have great fishing and our nearby lake is stocked throughout the summer months.

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You can rent a boat and explore Lake Hamilton or go on a private cruise, go tubing or water skiing, and paddle out on a canoe or kayak. The water is also great to swim in during the warmer months so go ahead and jump on in, we’ll provide the towels. Especially beautiful in spring and early summer is the Garvan Woodland Gardens, though the gardens themselves have blooms for every season. A 210-acre botanical garden located on Lake Hamilton and only 4-miles away from the shoreline, it is a fantastic place to get lost walking amongst the gorgeous scenery.

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Come and Visit Us

Now that you’ve seen all there is to do in town, book your stay at our top-rated Hot Springs Inn! For those adventure seekers needing a relaxing home base, we have you covered. Luxurious accommodations, delicious cuisine, and gorgeous lake views make it the perfect place to settle in after a day spent exploring. Our exceptional boutique hotel overlooks Lake Hamilton and provides quick access to the above mentioned water activities as well as nearby hiking and mountain biking trails.

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During your stay, you’ll be well fueled for any adventure. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared using only the freshest ingredients with a “foodie-focused” dining experience. Make sure and stop by our Lakeview Bistro too! It’s the ideal spot to grab a post-hike cocktail, enjoy some small bites before heading out for a night on the town, or dine with beautiful sunset lake views. We look forward hosting you on your next adventure!

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