It’s almost time to start thinking about summer vacation; you might already have a destination in mind. But do you have a safe, friendly place to stop along the way? North Little Rock, Arkansas, is at the literal crossroads of I-40 and I-30 and was named “The Most Underrated City” in Arkansas by Thrillist Travel. With wide open spaces, plenty of dining and shopping, and family-friendly fun, North Little Rock is an oasis for cross-country travelers eager for fresh air and new experiences.
When the weather starts to warm and flowers start to bloom, North Little Rock is at her most breathtaking. Kayak the Arkansas River at sunset or cycle the Arkansas River Trail, which boasts stunning views of the city skyline and the Arkansas River. Burns Park, Arkansas’s largest city park, has multiple playgrounds, a dog park, tennis courts, equestrian trails, a golf course and even disc golf courses. The most scenic site in North Little Rock, hands down, is The Old Mill – a beautiful replica of an 1800’s grist-mill famous for being the last standing structure from the film, Gone with the Wind.
Every spring, excitement starts to rumble through the North Little Rock community for the start of baseball season. The minor league team Arkansas Travelers, which enjoys one of the longest running histories of any minor league franchise, provides one of the best ways to spend a warm evening with friends and family. After the game, try local craft beer at Flyway Brewing or Diamond Bear Brewing Company, and catch incredible local live music in the Argenta Arts District.
Spring is also the start of event and festival season in North Little Rock, so be sure to check the calendar of events at www.NorthLittleRock.org to see what’s new. Start planning your stop in North Little Rock today by visiting www.NorthLittleRock.org or calling (501) 758-1424.