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The River Valley's Best Spots For Valentine’s Day

Cheree Miller
Feb 5 4 minutes read

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night out with your significant other this Valentine’s Day, or if you are avoiding the holiday entirely and plan on staying cozy on the couch, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve put together our favorite romantic and fun things to do in the River Valley with your significant other, best friend, or family. 

Explore Art Museums

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art  Located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville.  (479) 418-5700.

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum  Located at 1601 Rogers Ave in Fort Smith.  (479) 784-2787.

Bradbury Art Museum  Located at the Fowler Center at Arkansas State University, 201 Olympic Drive  in Jonesboro.  (870) 972-2205 .

Spend the Day Outdoors

If you and your significant other (and/or families) love the outdoors, a trip to one of our State Parks is the perfect activity! 

Diamond Mining 101: 10:00 to 10:15 am at Crater of Diamonds State Park, 209 State Park Rd in Murfreesboro.  (870) 285-3113 

Valentine Mad Labs:  3:00 to 3:30 pm at Devil's Den State Park, 11333 West Arkansas Hwy 74 in West Fork.  (479) 761-3325.

Eagle Watch Tour: 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat

Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

Enjoy a one of a kind attraction located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Experience the beauty of Lake Hamilton on the sightseeing cruise, or enjoy the romance of riverboat dining and dancing on our most popular 2-hour cruise. The Belle of Hot Springs is a three level riverboat. The Belle is air conditioned on 2 levels and has a 3rd level sightseeingarea. She has 2 full bars long with a snack bar and restrooms on two levels. 

Try A New Restaurant

What better time than Valentine's Day should you and your significant other (or family!) go outside your comfort zone and tryout new food? 

We recommend Sumo Japanese Steak House in Russellville, Mike's Place in Conway, Mather Lodge in Morrilton, Skycrest Restaurant at Mount Magazine State Park, 21 West End in Fort Smith and Brave New Restaurant in Little Rock. 

Of course, there are so many restaurants to choose from! We tried to give you a restaurant choice in different major areas of the River Valley.

A Romatic Getaway

Or maybe you just want to get away from it all! Here are our recommendations for Bed and Breakfasts in the River Valley. 

Cliff Cottage Inn in Eureka Springs with your choice of a large private suite or individual cottage. Just steps away from shops, galleries, restaurants and clubs.
1884 Wildwood in Hot Springs is an elegant Victorian mansion steeped in history located just 1/2 mile from Bathhouse Row in the historic downtown.
The Empress in Little Rock. restored to capture the essence of a romantic “Downton Abbey” era, was named the #4 Most Romantic in the United States.
Tiffany's Bed & Breakfast in Bismarck is the place to get away from it all – no cell phone service, no TVs in the rooms, just peace and quiet. Only 14 miles from Hot Springs and 10 minutes from DeGray Lake.

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