Arkansas, USA

Arkansas, USA

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Where to stay around Arkansas, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,017 vacation rentals near Arkansas. From 941 houses to 358 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arkansas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Explore the natural wonders of Arkansas

Arkansas invites vacationers to explore a world of wilderness wonders in parks filled with mountains, forests, caves, rivers and hot springs. Most cities here are on the smaller side, but still hold a wealth of historic and cultural attractions, including museums dedicated to civil rights and former presidents in the capital of Little Rock. When you've selected a hub for your adventures in the Natural State, you'll find a range of Arkansas vacation rentals await, from quiet cabins buried in national forests and waterfront accommodations with views over lakes and rivers, to downtown properties in convenient reach of shopping and dining venues.

History lessons in Arkansas

With so many historic sites to discover, the Arkansas Heritage Trails are a great place to start, with paths that trace the Trail of Tears and various Civil War sites. On sightseeing drives along these routes, you'll experience some of the state's incredible natural landscapes and historic cities like the old frontier military post of Fort Smith. Many of the trails pass through the capital city of Little Rock, where you can visit a presidential library, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and museums dedicated to state and military history.

Go for a soak in Arkansas' thermal springs

One of the most-fascinating natural attractions in Arkansas, Hot Springs National Park is a thermal water haven with its old-time spas. You can still soak here at a 1912 bathhouse or visit a more modern spa for a range of massage treatments. Elsewhere in the park, 26 miles of trails are perfect for family hikes along tree-lined paths, while an observation deck 100s of feet in the air offers views of the Ouachita Mountains. The neighboring town of Hot Springs is on the Ouachita River, where you can visit the stunning Garvan Woodland Gardens, a botanical oasis with a kid-friendly play area.

Summer sun and fall foliage in Arkansas

Arkansas experiences a mild 4-season climate, with summers that heat up into the 90s and winters that dip below freezing during the coldest times. Summer sees the lowest rainfall levels and is perfect for boating and fishing out on the lakes and rivers or cooling off with refreshing dips. Crowds are higher during this time though, so reserve your Arkansas vacation rental early if you plan to visit in summer. Fall is ideal for scenic hikes and drives through the wooded national parks, as the changing leaves paint the landscape in shades of orange and daytime temperatures cool off into the 60s and 70s.

The scenic landscapes of Arkansas

With an abundance of lakes, rivers, forests and mountains to explore, outdoor adventures in Arkansas are in full supply. The Ozarks in the northwest are perfect for hiking, mountain biking and caving at the Blanchard Springs Cavern. With the Mississippi River for an eastern border and the Arkansas River running through the state, there are endless spots for canoeing, rafting and fishing. Head west to Ouachita National Forest for wildlife spotting in pine forests, horseback-riding trails and scenic drives. Many Arkansas vacation rentals are available around this park and others, placing you in the midst of the picturesque landscape.