Girlfriend Getaways in Northwest Arkansas

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Infinity Room at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Infinity Room at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Tons of girlfriend getaways can be found in The Natural State. All you need to bring along are your best friends and the right pair of shoes.

Looking for a little Sex and the City glam? Pack your strappy heels and head to  Fayetteville or Eureka Springs for great nightlife, shopping, restaurants, art, shows and more. Both towns have unique clothing boutiques, antique stores and walkable downtowns.

In Fayetteville, you can also find a piano bar, sing karaoke, catch a Broadway show, get tickets to an original theatrical performance or dance the night away to a live band.

Samantha Fish playing at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
Samantha Fish playing at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville
Kingfish in Fayetteville's entertainment district
Kingfish in Fayetteville's entertainment district

Eureka Springs offers unique performances such as The Great Passion Play and Intrigue Theater plus lots of music venues. It’s also a quintessential spa town. You’ll want to kick off your shoes to enjoy pampering in the form of massages, facials, body wraps, pedicures and more.

Nearby, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Terra Studios go perfect with some comfy walking shoes.

Shopping in Eureka Springs
Shopping in Eureka Springs
New Moon Spa in Eureka Springs
New Moon Spa in Eureka Springs

Make room in your luggage for some hiking boots so you can head to the woods. With more than 250 hiking trails in Arkansas, you can choose from day hikes to extended backpacking excursions. In Northwest Arkansas trail range from the epic Ozark Highlands Trail to the paved Razorback Greenway. If you prefer mountain biking or road cycling, your choice of trails is immense as well.

Slip on those casual walking shoes again because their perfect for a winery tour. Uncork some fun at an Arkansas vineyard, where you can savor more than the picturesque scenery. You’ll find several wineries in the Arkansas River Valley. Don’t miss a meal at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars’ Weinkeller Restaurant. Further north, Eureka Springs, is home to Keel’s Creek Winery, which offers tastings amid an art gallery. Tontitown Winery even offers live music on its patio, May through October.

If your interests lie on the sporty side, your golf shoes are welcome at our 13 Arkansas Golf Trail courses as well as at numerous other links across the state. Or strap on your water shoes and canoe one of our many streams, like the Buffalo National River, ending your day with a sleepover in a cozy cabin.

Whatever destination you choose and with whichever best friends (maybe it’s even the one who raised you) enjoy some quality time on a girlfriend getaway. Just don’t forget to pack your shoes…

Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville
Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville
Lower Longpool Falls
Lower Longpool Falls
Bluebirds of Happiness at Terra Studios located just outside Fayetteville
Bluebirds of Happiness at Terra Studios located just outside Fayetteville
Unique lodging at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs
Unique lodging at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs