Little Rock, AR

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Little Rock featuring heritage architecture, an administrative buidling and heritage elements

The capital of Arkansas offers southern hospitality, pre-Civil War history and modern cultural attractions, from symphony orchestras to lively market areas.

Experience the southern charm of Little Rock, a city with a laid-back pace, friendly locals and Civil War history. The city is split in two by the Arkansas River, with Little Rock on one side and North Little Rock on the other.

Visit the River Market District on the banks of the Arkansas River. Many visitors opt to stay in this area as there’s a variety of accommodation. Enjoy the busy nightlife and crowded restaurants then walk back to your hotel. Catch a glimpse of La Petite Roche, the little rock that gave the city its name in the mid-18th century, from the river’s edge. Wander through the farmers’ market or catch a show at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre where a constant stream of events and festivals is held throughout the year.

See some American history at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, named after the former Arkansas senator and U.S. president. Walk through a life-size replica of the Oval Office and browse political exhibits. Step back in time in Little Rock’s historic Quapaw Quarter. Stroll down streets lined with the city’s oldest homes. Admire the grand Governor’s Mansion and relax in the tranquil MacArthur Park. Learn about pre-Civil War society and frontier history at the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Treat yourself to an evening of music at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The Arkansas Arts Center is located in the heart of downtown, and offers anything from adult art classes to children’s theater. Leave a few hours to walk through the center’s permanent collection, which houses original works from Van Gogh and Rembrandt, among others.

The popular Little Rock Zoo is home to hundreds of exotic species, including elephants and tigers. Children will delight in the Museum of Discovery, where interactive exhibits bring math and science to life.

Summers in Arkansas are hot and humid. Cool off at Wild River Country, the state’s largest water park.

Little Rock is easily accessible via Clinton National Airport, and sits along a major interstate highway. A River Rail Electric Streetcar system services downtown. Rent a car or catch a bus to explore the neighborhoods outside of downtown.

Where to stay in Little Rock

Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock
Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock
2.5 out of 5
1212 South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR
The price is $98 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arkansas Skatium, Arkansas Heart Hospital, and Baptist Health. Kanis Park is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"We only stayed one night. The accommodations were nice. Our room was quiet. The only complaint I have is when I pulled the footstool away from the chair there was a macaroni next to the chair and a Chex mix crumb on the floor. I moved the footstool under the side table so that housekeeping could ..."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock
Little Rock Marriott
Little Rock Marriott
4 out of 5
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $161 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Downtown Little Rock, this hotel is steps from Old State House Museum, River Market District, and Statehouse Convention Center. Simmons Bank Arena ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"Always a great place to stay"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2022

Little Rock Marriott
Embassy Suites Little Rock
Embassy Suites Little Rock
3.5 out of 5
11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR
The price is $119 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Arkansas Heart Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Arkansas-Little Rock and ...
3.7/5 Good! (973 reviews)
"Nice overall"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Embassy Suites Little Rock
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Little Rock West
Home2 Suites by Hilton Little Rock West
3 out of 5
2710 South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR
The price is $100 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Situated in Little Rock, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Arkansas Heart Hospital and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Baptist Health. Arkansas Skatium is 1.8 mi ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (334 reviews)
"The bed was not comfortable. The “quilt” is AWFUL!!! It appears to be a bed skirt. Please put it under the mattress where it belongs!!! Love everything else!!!"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Little Rock West
Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
3 out of 5
400 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR
The price is $130 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Downtown Little Rock, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of River Market District and Statehouse Convention Center. Simmons Bank Arena and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (441 reviews)
"It was nice and very clean! Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good with lots of options. Just don’t wait too late."

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
Rosemont B&B Cottages
Rosemont B&B Cottages
3 out of 5
515 W 15th Street, Little Rock, AR
The price is $120 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Downtown Little Rock, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of ESSE Purse Museum, Arkansas Repertory Theater, and River Market District. Statehouse Convention ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (29 reviews)
"The cottage and Stacey were wonderful. We will definitely recommend Rosemont to others."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Rosemont B&B Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Little Rock

Little Rock's year-round mild weather lends itself to cycling, which is very popular in the city. Blend in with the locals by renting a bike and taking to the cycle lanes or the Arkansas River Trail. The Metro Streetcar, a vintage trolley system, offers a retro way to get around, while you can get between many of the museums and historic buildings of downtown on foot. Car rental is easy and convenient. Visit the Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority website.Browse Little Rock rental cars.

Best time to visit

Little Rock plays host to some fantastic festivals throughout the year. Visit in mid October and you’ll be able to catch the Arkansas State Fair, with brilliant live bands, beauty and rodeo pageants, and, of course, some top barbecue. Spring sees Riverfest, with internationally famous musicians performing. Winters are often chilly but not overwhelmingly cold, while summers are very hot and humid.

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