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Why Little Rock Should be Your Next Vacation Spot

Posted by on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Why Little Rock Should be Your Next Vacation Spot

You shouldn't overlook Little Rock, Arkansas, when you are making your vacation plans.  

This is a city rich in history with plenty of cool sight-seeing tours to keep you busy and enthralled during your trip. This is a great place to take a family vacation, and the kids will love the different activities they can try and the treats they can eat. There are even old school style ice cream and soda parlors to take a step back in time and enjoy a delicious treat.  

Here are a few things you should check out when visiting. And if you love it so much you want to stay, check out some Little Rock homes for sale that you might fall in love with.

Visit the Governor’s Mansion

No trip to Little Rock is complete without visiting the Governor's Mansion. The mansion has been home to Arkansas governors since the 1950s. If you are lucky enough to score a ticket, you can take a tour of the inside of the mansion.  

It has a fantastic antique and art collection. Another area that you can check out are the gardens. They offer specific garden tours that will delight the most seasoned arborist. 

Culinary Delights

Little Rock is known for its barbecue. It has some of the best sweet and tangy sauce in the country, and you must try it. When you do, make sure to dine at Sims Bar B Que. Sims has been around almost forever and is a favorite haunt of most locals.  

But aside from that, it is a celebrity hot spot. Celebs and food critics flock to Sims to indulge in their barbecue with the special sauce. Try it once you are hooked.


Try something different and visit the only purse museum in the country. The museum was started by a private collector to showcase her collection and grew into what it is today.  

The museum takes you through the history of purses and shows how styles and fashion have evolved over the years. If you can't get enough, visit their gift shop which has an excellent collection of vintage purses for sale.

Visit Downtown

Visit the Capital Hotel, which was built in the 1870s in downtown. The hotel has hosted many presidents over the years. And, it is known as the front porch of Little Rock by locals. If you can't stay there, you can at least drink there. Check out the bar and treat yourself to specialty mixes or try some of their signature cocktails. 


There is so much that Little Rock has to offer; it is impossible to squeeze it all into one trip. Aside from all the tourist destinations and tours, there is a whole lot of hidden gems that locals know about. Don't be afraid to ask for suggestions on places to eat and places to visit. I'm sure they would be happy to help!

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About Me Originally from Southern California, we had moved here when my husband got out of the military and began his civilian work at the Duke Energy Power Plant in Hartsville. I had a hard time finding family-friendly resources online in Florence when we moved here in 2013 so I started writing and taking pictures of our adventures and places we've been. This website is a collection of several years of adventures. I hope this helps you as a transplant or new mom. I have two sons who were both born in Florence at the McLeod Hospital.
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