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

Courtyard by Marriott Little Rock West
Courtyard by Marriott Little Rock West
3 out of 5
10900 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR, 72211
The price is $80 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20
$80
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Little Rock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (902 reviews)
"Bed was very soft and relaxing"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott Little Rock West
Embassy Suites Little Rock
Embassy Suites Little Rock
3.5 out of 5
11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR, 72211
The price is $127 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$127
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Little Rock. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,034 reviews)
"Courteous staff"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Embassy Suites Little Rock
Capital Hotel
Capital Hotel
3.5 out of 5
111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR, 72201
The price is $169 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$169
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Little Rock. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Popular attractions Old State House and H.U. Lee International ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (270 reviews)
First Class Hotel
"This is the best larger hotel in the Little Rock area. Guest are taken care of and the staff is very polite and friendly. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with nice linens and quality throughout. This is my go to place when attending a meeting at the State House Convention Center right across ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Capital Hotel
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.
Rosemont B&B Cottages
Rosemont B&B Cottages
3 out of 5
515 W 15th Street, Little Rock, AR, 72202
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Little Rock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (46 reviews)
Clean, Cozy Cottage
"Nice clean, cozy, cute cottage. We found all in working condition, and attractive. Recommend!"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Rosemont B&B Cottages
Hillcrest Paradise Furnished Apartments
Hillcrest Paradise Furnished Apartments
4611 Woodlawn Dr, Little Rock, AR, 72205
Stay at this apartment in Little Rock. Enjoy free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Pulaski Heights Christian Church and Allsopp Park are located nearby. ...
Hillcrest Paradise Furnished Apartments
This is a gorgeous loft that is located in the HEART of Little Rock
This is a gorgeous loft that is located in the HEART of Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Stay at this vacation home in Little Rock. Enjoy 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center and War Memorial ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Loved it!
"Property is well kept, beautiful inside and cozy"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

This is a gorgeous loft that is located in the HEART of 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.

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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