Spring is here and its the perfect time to visit Eureka Springs for an affordable and stress free getaway. Stroll through downtown, visit the natural springs, discover hidden stairs, streets, and historic remnants as you explore town. Visit the many unique galleries and dine around at Eureka’s fabulous chef owned restaurants. A popular destination for couples, active seniors traveling in the southern Ozarks region.
Planning is part of the fun. Eureka Springs is full of quirky shops and galleries, unique dining, and one-of-a-kind experiences. No longer seasonal, Eureka Springs is now open Year-round so great ideas can quickly transition into stress fixes. From Ghost Tours, Big Cats, Thrilling Zipline Adventures and Tram Tours, make sure to visit a one stop show for your attraction ticketing ahead of time. Plan Your Trip.
Excitement is abundant in Eureka with the many festive parades, events, nightly music and colorful characters that make up the local scene. Be in the know of what there is all to do on your trip. Eureka Springs Things To Do.
Relaxation is the key to your visit. Take a day to relax in one of Eureka Springs’ spas. Spend quality time with a good book or good company over a cup of joe. Try Daily Roast downtown by the Flat Iron or Arsagas’ coffee at Brews on Spring Street. Relax over a regional microbrew at Brews, or sip and sample some delicious wine at Eureka Springs StoneHouse or sit out on the SkyBar deck with the best views of the Ozark hillside. Enjoy some live music or hang with the locals at Chelseas. Sleep in late and ask for a Sunday Stay Later at one of Eureka Springs’ most preferred accommodations and enjoy some extra time while saving some money on your room with seasonal, “online only” Hot Deals found at ReserveEureka.com.
Nature escapes surround Eureka Springs. This is your destination to get away and be immersed in nature. You can find yourself taking a leisurely stroll through the many walking paths in downtown that allow you to explore the natural springs and historic architecture that surrounds this Ozark Mountain village. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy exploring two parks nearby town, Black Bass Lake or Lake Leatherwood. Great views, easy to moderate hiking and a lot of trails to choose from. Fishing, Kayaking or Mountain Biking are also favorite outdoor activities. For all trail information visit EurekaSpringsTrails.com
Outdoor Enthusiasts, the greater Eureka Springs’ area offers convenient accessibility to a wealth of outdoor activities such as Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Kings River, White River, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, the Hogscald and Big Clifty areas, Holiday Island golf course and marina, numerous providers offering scenic horseback rides, Starkey Park Marina, Beaver Dam Site Park, Beavertown Bridge, the 12,000 acre Hobbs State park, Madison County Game Refuge, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Roaring River State park and Trout Hatchery, The Mark Twain National Forest with its miles of ATV trails, Buffalo National River, Dogwood Canyon, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park. All are examples of the excellent outdoor adventures waiting to be experienced and all of these places are just a short drive away when anyone chooses “America’s Victorian Village” as their vacation hub.
View Basin Park Hotel Spring Hot Deals
Just as the fall colors of the Arkansas Ozarks are crescendoing, comes an idea that has been catching on in popularity throughout the last decade: visiting Eureka Springs in early November ahead of traditional shoppers to capture the one-of-a-kind gift, Made in Eureka for each of those special people on your Christmas shopping list.
Eureka Springs is home to more than 100 retail stores, vastly owner operate. These stores are unique but so is their merchandise, since most store owners stock so many of their shelves with artistic and/or handcrafted items, often made by a Eureka artisan and many times an individual items as the only one in stock or produced. This oddity in today’s world of retail is also why wise shoppers are shopping early November before that ‘just perfect’ gift has been purchased by somebody else.
To assist these smart early bird procurers of exclusive items, the premier historic downtown hotel, the 1905 Basin Park is offering “Shop Early” accommodation packages.
Shop Early – Made in Eureka Special:
- Guests who plan a one-night weekday stay (Sunday thru Thursday nights) and book their room by November 10th will get a special rate of only $99.
- For Serious Shoppers -those who like to shop AND build in some relaxation time- who book a two-night weekday stay get the $99 per night rate PLUS a $50 shopping voucher to a participating store.
To take advantage of these “Shop Early” packages:
Phone the reservation Office at 800-643-4972 by November 10, 2017.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” These words of French philosopher Albert Camus best describe the Arkansas Ozarks when these emerald hills and hollows begin their transformation into their fall brilliance. This brilliance acts like a tractor beam to area citizens who want to gaze upon this annual Technicolor spectacle. And at least one Northwest Arkansas city is ready to welcome these throngs of elated leaf lookers once again.
“Eureka Springs, clothed in its glistening fall coat, is a traditional top five destination according to TripAdvisor for taking in the colors of autumn,” said Jack Moyer, past chairman of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, “and we’ve surrounded Mother Nature with a plethora of fun events, activities and attractions.”
Events and activities include Gallery Strolls, Music In The Park, Dancing In The Park, Blue Grass Weekend, Voices In The Silent City, Oktoberfest, Zombie Crawl, Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular, and Diversity Weekend. Attractions open in the fall include Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours, Spirits of The Basin Tour, Intrigue Theater, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Belle of The Ozarks, nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and nearby Branson, Missouri.
“This total package is just what fall travelers to the Arkansas Ozarks are seeking,” Moyer added.
Digital electronics have further enhanced what Eureka has to offer. “Every October we are inundated with telephone calls inquiring about our fall foliage. ‘Have they started changing yet?’ Moyer explained that the solution was to have a webcam installed at the on the hotel grounds to watch the changing fall colors daily at eurekaspringsfallfoliage.com.
“True, there is no better way to see our fabulous fall colors than up close and in person,” concluded Moyer, “In the meantime, we hope folks will enjoy this new fall foliage feature. Our awesome, natural, autumnal feature performance of Mother Nature now can be shared worldwide.”
Now that the kids are going back to school, enjoy a getaway end of summer sale in Eureka Springs without all the crowds.
*Eureka Springs is offering Attraction Discounts 8/18-8/28 on ReserveEureka.com
Stay over on the weekend of 8/22 OR 8/23 for JUST $99 in a Premium Room or $129 in a Jacuzzi Suite. (SAVINGS of $65-$85!) Check Availability.
Stay in ANY Room for ONLY $89.95 and get 20% OFF Coupons to the Balcony Restaurant OR on spa services at the Serenity Spa.
Valid Sunday-Thursday, 8/18-8/21 & 8/24-8/28. Check Availability.
WHY WE LOVE Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas – Eurekasprings.com
What is the #1 Attraction in Eureka Springs? Downtown Eureka Springs! Filled with shopping, dining, nightlife and character strolling down Spring and Main Streets will create the perfect backdrop to your vacation.
Shop During the Day
Stroll down Main Street and explore unique shops, dine underground, have lunch, take a carriage ride, or explore the history with the Downtown Walking Tours. People watch in Basin Spring Park and see where the town was founded or see what life was like in the 1900’s with a visit to the Historical Eureka Springs Museum and focus on the Springs of Eureka Springs.
Continue up to the Award Winning Spring Street and visit art galleries, boutiques and dine in local favorites that are open all year round. Whether you are shopping for your favorite pup, gourmet foods, or something to remember your trip by Downtown Eureka Springs offers spectacular shopping.
Play at Night
Nightlife in Eureka Springs is unparalleled! Good times, good food, and good pubs! There are 21 bars in the downtown district and they offer something different at each one! There are casual and cool, loud and fun, and quiet cocktails. Whatever your mood you can find the perfect cocktail and dinner downtown. All the clubs are within walking distance and the taxi service stays open late to get you wherever you need to go!
Nothing is more fun than being in walking distance to all of the fun in Eureka Springs! Downtown offers a variety of lodging from historic properties like the Basin Park Hotel, luxury properties, cottages and cabins, Bed and Breakfasts, and even tree houses! There is something for every visitor!
No Visit to Eureka Springs is complete without time in Downtown Eureka Springs. www.eurekaspringsdowntown.com