Arkansas, the Natural state, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world because of its diverse landscapes and exquisite flora and fauna. Whether you are looking for adventure, outdoor recreation, or an avid lover of nature or want to spend some quality time on a romantic getaway, Arkansas has plenty to offer. Here are few do’s and don’ts that might come in handy when you are touring this beautiful tourist destination.
Being home to the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas is a nature lovers’ delight. The scenic mountains, miles of unblemished forests, crystal clear waters of subterranean lakes and streams, the limestone caverns of Ozark are just few of the innumerable natural wonders one can explore. There are several guided tours of the caverns and also heritage trails which offer a unique opportunity to explore nature to its fullest.
If you are looking for adventure, you can indulge in several such activities in Arkansas. Arkansas lakes are one of its prized possessions offering host of activities like fishing, power-boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving to name a few. One can also enjoy hiking, camping, horse riding along the numerous river trails and on the Ozark Highlands. Biking along the scenic highways is another common activity to indulge in.
Little Rock, Hot Springs, Eureka Springs, Fort Smith, Bentonville are few of the big cities where one can enjoy nightlife to its fullest. There are several concerts, clubs and other entertainment activities that are scheduled throughout the year. There is a plethora of trendy restaurants and also plenty of sunset/dinner cruises for a romantic getaway.
It’s of utmost importance to pack the necessary things while touring the state, more so, if you are looking to indulge in adventurous activities in the wild. It’s important to let the authorities know of your schedule while going off on a long hiking expedition or on a cavern trail.
One should always check with the cave tour operators in detail before starting on tour for one. Most of the Arkansas caves remain wet and are always changing which might also have constrained walkways and uneven stairs and ramps.
While touring the Historic Downtown in Hot Springs, it’s advised to not to feed the ducks present there. You can however always ride them into the beautiful Lake Hamilton.
Arkansas offers varied shopping choices. There are host of unique art works by famous artists available at the Art galleries. Also available are Antique shops which offer exquisite handmade artifacts which make for unique collectibles and gifts.