Whether you're looking for cheap Arkansas vacations or Arkansas vacation packages
centered around specific attractions,
activities, or events, you will
be able to find something that suits most any interest and budget. Look for
Arkansas travel deals offered by individual properties, individual city chambers
of commerce, and the state tourism board. There are tour companies in the larger
cities and major resorts, from
which you can purchase guided tours
of specific sites and neighborhoods. For instance, in Little
Rock, you can purchase a half-day tour of the capital city, or a simple
visit to the Clinton
The advantage of Arkansas vacation packages relies on what is included in
them. In some cases, your flights to one of the airports
in the state will be included. Some packages are tours that will include transportation
in a motor coach that travels from place to place. These types of packages are
almost all professionally guided, and will have a tour leader. Often times,
local guides with expertise in the history
of certain areas or attractions or will join the tour periodically. These Arkansas
travel deals will generally include some tours, tickets to events, or admission
to certain sites.
Another attractive feature of some Arkansas vacation packages will be the
inclusion of car rentals,
so you are able drive from place to place at your own pace and make detours
to explore off the beaten path. This is a great way to discover hidden gems
such as little pockets of history, charming undiscovered bed and breakfast inns,
and secluded hiking trails.
Almost always, Arkansas vacation packages will include lodging, whether in luxury hotels or cheap hotels and motels. This holds true for breakfast as well. Certain other meals, sometimes in special dining venues, may also be part of the package. This can definitely keep the cost of your visit down, but be aware that many packages will not provide a refund to you if you choose to miss a tour, meal, or other included feature.
Many of the spas around Eureka Springs and Hot Springs will offer Arkansas travel deals that include lodging and spa treatments. These are often offered around holidays or events, such as honeymoons Valentine's Day packages or the Eureka Springs Mardi Gras. You can even book at weekend package at the "Most Haunted Hotel in America," the 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Many of the cabin rentals available are small—or "cozy"—and there are often packages that cater specifically for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Many of the hunting and fishing
resorts will offer cheap Arkansas
vacations even during the height of the fishing and hunting seasons. Hunting
is probably the most expensive kind of package, since trophy fees are involved.
Additionally, unless you are an expert familiar with the territory, it's unwise
to hunt without a licensed guide.
If you spend some time doing your research and shopping around, you can put
together really cheap Arkansas vacations by taking advantage of the many deals
you can find offered by individual hotels, attractions, restaurants, and even
communities located around resort areas like the lakes,
rivers, and mountains.