We showed you the perfect bachelorette weekend in Little Rock, but the state capital isn't the only city to take your besties for a party. Hot Springs is home to relaxing spas, decadent restaurants and incredible opportunities for fun, so even if you're not a native, this is the perfect destination for your weekend out of town.
First, book your stay. Hot Springs is home to hotels in the midst of the action and on the edge of nature, so whether you want fun or relaxation, we have a room for you.
Vibe: Royal, decadent and historic.
Why You Should Book Now: The Arlington opened in 1875 and is now the largest hotel in Arkansas. If the Crystal Ballroom doesn’t pique your interest, perhaps you’ll enjoy the Thermal Bathhouse.
Cost: A parlor suite with a king bed is $295/night.
Vibe: Luxurious, elegant and newly renovated.
Why You Should Book Now: The Waters Hotel has prime access to Bathhouse Row, so the charms of Hot Springs are at your fingertips. You can also appreciate the local artists and beauties of the city’s nature.
Cost: The king room with a city view will cost you $245/night.
Vibe: Cozy, intimate and peaceful.
Why You Should Book Now: The B&B gives a gorgeous view of the Ouachita Mountains and Lake Hamilton, but you’re still only a short drive away from the features of Hot Springs.
Cost: A king suite runs about $359/night.
Vibe: Fun, casual and close to major attractions.
Why You Should Book Now: Right in the middle of Hot Springs National Park, Embassy Suites offers easy access to the airport for your out-of-state friends and also the bulk of Hot Springs’ fun restaurants and features.
Cost: A king bed, 2-room suite is $169/night.
Vibe: Sleek, modern and trendy.
Why You Should Book Now: The 14 stories give the top floors an amazing view of the city, and the hotel features and grill and a bar, and a spa is coming soon. You also have easy access to Bathhouse Row.
Cost: A king room will cost $149/night.
Now that you've booked where you and your girls are staying for the night, you need dinner plans for the special occasion. If you're feeling elegant or laid-back, Hot Springs has you covered.
Vibe: Elegant, unique and chic.
Food: Steak, fish and fowl. Varied wine menu and appetizers.
Reservation & Cost: Reserve the Vault Room for private dining. Entrees range from $22 to $50.
Vibe: Cutting edge, hip and exciting.
Food: Buffets, custom menus, wine list and cigar lounge.
Reservation & Cost: The restaurant is coming soon, and you will be able to book private events for groups of eight to 150.
Vibe: Classy, fun and romantic.
Food: Italian and European food
Reservation & Cost: Entrees around $6-26.
Vibe: Lively, fun and unique.
Food: Latin American cuisine
Reservation & Cost: You're going to want to make a reservation in advance because Rolando's is so popular — especially if you want a spot on the gorgeous patio. (And you definitely want a spot on the patio!)
Vibe: Casual, fresh and chill.
Food: Oven-baked pizza with fresh ingredients.
Reservation & Cost: Call in your orders ahead. Pizza range $19-29.
Now, remember, this is a time for fun and celebration! You can relax all day with your friends and enjoy the royal treatment, or you can embrace the wild side with fun hikes and exploration, but either way, take lots of pics.
Rent a Lake House on Lake Hamilton — Spend a whole weekend relaxing on the lake or partying with your girls.
Enjoy a Spa Day on Bathhouse Row — Hot Springs is famous for the many spas to kick back and relax before your big day.
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming — Try your luck at the casino or watch the horse races with your squad. (The horse races only run from January-April, but the casino is open year-round.)
Ohio Club — Listen to live music and enjoy amazing food at Hot Springs’ nightclub and restaurant.
Magic Springs — Who says water parks are for kids? You can float the lazy river or take on the craziest rides with your besties.
Garvan Woodland Gardens — Explore this beautiful botanical garden for a bit of peace before the big day. Spring is an especially beautiful time at Garvan, and if you're in town during the Tulip Extravaganza, be sure to stop by to see the tens of thousands of brilliant Dutch tulips.
Hike the Grand Promenade — Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful views of Hot Springs’ historic district with this fun hiking trail in Hot Springs National Park.
Go Ziplining — Take a unique tour with a forest zip line course if you’re feeling adventurous!
Hot Springs Mountain Tower — Get the best view of your hometown by going up this incredibly tall tower for a panoramic view.
- Superior Bathhouse Brewery — If you want a locale to gather all your girls for food and plenty of brews, you have to check out this place.