Big Bend National Park Reopens For Day Use August 7th

Alpine, Texas – (August 6th, 2020)  The Brewster County Tourism Council and Visit Big Bend have received notice from Big Bend National Park and the National Park Services that beginning Friday August 7th at 9am, Big Bend National Park will reopen to the public in a limited capacity for day use only.  All paved roads within […]

August ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online

The August edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State.  It’s time to explore the tours and trails of Arkansas! For our mountain bikers, we’re covering world-class trails in Hot Springs. For those traveling on foot, check […]

Arkansas State Parks: Making memories safely

By Kim Williams Photos available here. For nearly nine decades, Arkansas State Parks have been a destination for generations of residents and visitors alike. During the pandemic, parks throughout Arkansas were a respite during unprecedented times. The department’s mission, to “enhance the quality of life through exceptional outdoor experiences, connections to Arkansas heritage, and sound resource […]

Up to something unexpected in North Little Rock, Arkansas

To curb the spread of COVID-19, some North Little Rock attractions and restaurants are temporarily closed or have reduced hours. Please check and free planning app for updated information. Starting Monday, July 20, the state of Arkansas will require masks in public. As always, our visitors’ safety is our top priority.  North Little Rock public art scavenger hunt: can you […]

Readers’ Choice Awards – Please consider Voting

The Choice is Yours! Voting for the Travel Weekly’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards is now open. Cast your vote today to determine who the finalists will be.  We ask that you consider: San Miguel de Allende as Best Mexico Destination, Buenaventura Hotels as Best Hotel Chain in Mexico, Suites Santo Domingo as Best Boutique Hotel and Patagonia Camp under de Luxury Hotel category. VOTE

Arkansas Tourism traveling photo exhibit receives award from AAA Southern Traveler

Arkansas Tourism’s first traveling photo exhibit has been recognized by the AAA Southern Traveler as an official Southern Travel Treasure. “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes” debuted at the Ritz Theater in Blytheville in November and will be on display until February 15. It will then move to the Fort Smith Convention Center on March 1 and will […]

The 2020 Oaklawn Live Meet Starts This Friday

Submitted by Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort HOT SPRINGS, AR (Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020) – Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, […]

Hit the Sheets: Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI” January 18-31, 2020

Unbeatable Rates for Affordable and Luxury Accommodations Across the Ocean State Providence, RI (December 9, 2019) – Visit Rhode Island, in conjunction with 22 hotels throughout its six tourism regions, announces the first-ever “Hotel Week RI,” taking place January 18-31, 2020. Following the success of Hotel Week NYC™, pioneered by MMGY NJF in 2012, the […]

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum explores Arkansas sharecropping story

Museum recently named an International Site of Consciousness Kim WilliamsTravel Writer Photos available here. The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site in Tyronza, has been accepted into the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a global association of museums, historical sites and public memory initiatives that maintain places where important civil and human […]

Maximize your vacation time in The Natural State

By Kristine Puckett,  Deputy Director, Arkansas Tourism This time of year, many of us make a resolution to relax and recharge. Travel is a great way to achieve that resolution. Travel can have a positive impact on your emotional and physical health. Plus, it’s an effective way to reconnect with friends, family or even yourself. […]

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