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Romantic Getaway | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

Romantic Getaway

People have been coming to Hot Springs for hundreds of years to get hot and steamy making it the perfect destination for a romantic get-away! See the itinerary below for ideas on where to stay and what to do when you and a loved one want to turn up the heat. 


Friday Evening

Romantic getaways call for extra special accommodations. Make reservations beforehand and check in at a place that’s geared towards couples, like Hotel Hale, Hot Springs Treehouses, Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast, or Lookout Point Lakeside Inn.

After you’ve settled in, step out for a romantic dinner at one of Hot Springs’ more upscale restaurants. Popular date night options include The Vault, 501 Prime, Via Roma Italian Restaurant, The Avenue, and Eden, located in the atrium at Hotel Hale.


Saturday Morning

If breakfast is included in your stay, enjoy a leisurely morning on site. Otherwise head out for a delectable breakfast at Best Cafe or the Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar, or try the weekend brunch at Eden.


Saturday Afternoon

Spend the afternoon exploring Hot Springs and enjoying each other’s company. Take a guided tour aboard the Hot Springs Trolley. Hike through the National Park, enjoy a romantic stroll along the Grand Promenade, a nature hike at the Northwoods Trails, or through the botanical gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Find a cozy spot for lunch, or pack a picnic and take the Hot Springs Mountain Scenic Drive to the top for al fresco dining with a view! At the summit is a picnic area, a Pagoda overlook, and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To really turn up the heat, enjoy a hot soak in our famed thermal waters. Quapaw Baths & Spa, located on Bathhouse Row, offers four thermal pools, where you and your loved one can soak together. The spa also offers private couples baths and couples massages.


Saturday Evening

Continue your exploration of Hot Springs’ culinary scene with dinner at one of downtown’s seductive hideaways. Options include the Steinhaus Keller, an authentic German restaurant and biergarten located in the “grotto” of Spencer’s Corner, and Rolando’s Restaurante & Speakeasy, a Cuban and Latin American restaurant with an outdoor patio and an upstairs lounge.

Follow dinner with a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. The Hot Springs Carriage Company parks its horses right in front of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa and offers a quiet ride around Whittington Park or a historic tour through downtown. End your evening at the Rooftop Bar at The Waters for cocktails with a view!


Sunday Morning

Grab a quick breakfast, onsite or on the town, to give yourself time for one more outing. Eating out? Go for coffee and bagels downtown at Kollective Coffee + Tea. This hip third wave coffee and tea house also offers “healthyish” breakfast items made with locally sourced ingredients. Afterwards, shop for souvenirs at All Things Arkansas and Bathhouse Row Emporium, or visit another area attraction before heading back home with your love rekindled.

Featured Listings

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

501-525-6155 | 104 Lookout Circle 71913

Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast

501-625-7829 | 2009 Park Avenue 71901

Hot Springs Treehouses

148 Jubilee Trail 71913

Best Cafe & Bar

870-474-6350 | 632 Ouachita Avenue 71913

The Vault

501-596-8800 | 723 Central Avenue Suite 100 71913

Rolando's Nuevo Latino Restaurante

501-318-6054 | 210 Central Avenue 71901

Travel Tips

  • What to Wear

    Pack casual, comfortable clothes for daytime sightseeing, a bathing suit for Quapaw Baths & Spa, and something a little bit dressy for dinner on the town.

  • Best Time to Travel

    Hot Springs is romantic all year long! Celebrate your special anniversary, or come for a romantic holiday like Valentine's Day to enjoy! 

  • How to Get Around

    By foot while in historic downtown, and by car when venturing outside of downtown. Uber or Lyft.