For a Great Time, Vacation in Arkansas!

By: Dwyght Prander

You may not know that much about Arkansas, although it's a state known as a terrific vacation spot. There are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy and for art lovers there are many theaters and galleries to visit. There is probably more to do in Arkansas than you ever imagined.

Did you know that Arkansas is called the "natural state"? For one thing there are over 600,000 acres of beaches, where you can swim, boat, water ski, parasail, fish, scuba dive or even take a trip on a house boat. There are numerous lakes and each is uniquely Arkansan.

At the other end of the spectrum are the many picturesque hills and mountains that are great for hiking, camping, or just driving through. The spectacular scenery and natural wonders that are splattered all over the state are a challenge to the adventurous. When in the mountains, be sure to explore the many caves and underground caverns that are a discoverers delight.

Golf is also a great activity to take part in while visiting Arkansas. There are many world class golf courses throughout the entire state that offer great vacation packages. The Arkansas landscape offers beautiful scenic courses to enjoy nine or eighteen holes of golf.

The art lover and historian will also have plenty of activities in Arkansas. The Civil War battlefields are rich in southern American history. You will also find museums and historic sites rich in local heritage.

If you would like to enjoy life as the locals know it check out some of the many festivals that take place each year in Arkansas. The harvest is very important to the people of Arkansas and this is apparent in their many festivals that center on this event. Some of these festivals include watermelon, peach, and tomato festivals. There are also festivals that feature delicious foods such as steak, chilli con carne, and even Greek food. If you enjoy culinary delights then Arkansas' many food-related festivals will satisfy your taste.

If music suits your fancy, look for a number of music festivals in this great southern state. The King Biscuit Blues Festivals is one of the largest and most popular outdoor festivals in the United States. When you attend, you will hear the best in blues music. If you prefer, you can also find rock and roll, jazz, classical, and operatic events and venues.

While Arkansas favours the southern style of cooking, foodies can take delight in a wide variety from Asian fusion to Russian. The restaurants are available to suit each pocket and taste. You can select between a fancy five star restaurant or a chilli con carne cook-off.

After all this fun you may be ready for a couple of relaxing days. Arkansas has plenty of spas to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Some of the spa resorts offer great packages where you can feel pampered like royalty. Spend a day getting massages, facials, and even attend a yoga class to sooth the soul.

Obviously, Arkansas is a fabulous vacation site. There is something for everyone, whether it's a luxurious spa or the rich, natural beauty, or a combination of activities. The whole family will enjoy spending a vacation in Arkansas.

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Dwyght Prander is the chief editor for FCS Arkansas, the #1 source on the internet for information about Arkansas. For more articles on Arkansas visit:

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