In the laid-back culture of Arkansas, traffic jams are caused by tractors and the locals know that watching a thunderstorm from the front porch with a sweet tea in hand is just about as good as it gets. Slow your roll at hotels and resorts in Arkansas and learn to live like an Arkie—the state that calls itself “The Land of Opportunity” provides plenty of opportunity for relaxation.
If your hotel in Arkansas is in one of the state’s larger cities, you’re probably headed to the Arkansas River Valley, in the middle of the state. The river carves through the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, providing an important trade route and fertile plains that were vital to early settlement. The state capital is located here, and Little Rock hotels are a great home base to explore. Enjoy the culinary delight that is possum pie (don’t worry, there’s no actual possum in it), then enjoy a local brew as you drift down the river on an inner tube. Keep going and you’ll float right into Lower Arkansas (note: we don’t actually recommend this). There, you can travel back in time with a walking tour of historic downtown El Dorado; pick up locally made quartz jewelry as a memento. Or pay a visit to Old Washington State Park and arrive in the 19th century as you take in Arkansas’ best collection of pre-Civil War buildings, including a tavern and courthouse.
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