Plan the perfect Arkansas getaway with Pinterest

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Did you know that Arkansas Tourism has a Pinterest profile jam-packed with vacation ideas? Think of it as a one-stop shop for all things Arkansas travel. Inspiring photography will kick-start your daydreams, and our boards can help you plan pretty much any type of visit—from a quick weekender to a longer, statewide tour.

Our boards are categorized in multiple ways to help you easily find the trip ideas you’re looking for. In addition to boards covering broad regions and major cities in Arkansas, we’ve got boards for specific interests like hiking, biking, camping, motorcycling and golf; boards devoted to seeing sights like waterfalls, historic structures, fall color and general scenery; and boards broken down by interest, like music, history, food, art, and locally made products. We’ve even got one for haunted Arkansas—if you dare.

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Traveling with pets? We’ve got a board for that. Looking for accessible activities? Yup, we’ve got those, too. Planning a romantic getaway, or maybe a wedding? Check and check. If you want to get a feel for the kinds of people you’ll encounter on your visit, our “Meet the Locals” board contains video interviews with owners of attractions across the state—they’ll give you an inside peek at things to do and places to visit.

One of our more interesting (and most-pinned) boards is called “Bragging on Arkansas.” This is where we collect all the accolades Arkansas receives from outside media or professional organizations. This board is great for those who are interested not only in unique travel ideas (who knew that the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion was even being considered for “most beautifully landscaped governor’s mansion”? We didn’t, but ours came in at #4 out of 12!), but who want to experience the best of wherever they’re going. You’ll find award-winning restaurants, hotels and other attractions, as well as places that made the short list as the best of their kind regionally and nationally.

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A quick scan of this board will tell you that Arkansas has one of the South’s best breakfast spots (The Pancake Shop, Hot Springs), a top 10 pumpkin patch in the U.S. (Pumpkin Hollow, Piggott), one of the 10 best parks to “commune with amazing trees” (Buffalo National River), one of the coolest bike/ped bridges in the nation (Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock), one of the best swimming holes in the U.S. (Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier) and 10—count ’em, 10—”best restaurants for wine-lovers,” as ranked by Wine Spectator. That covers 15 of the 200-plus pins on our “bragging” board alone.

New to Pinterest? Basically, it’s a network of virtual bulletin boards—the online version of tearing an inspirational image out of a magazine and tacking it to a cork board or filing it in a folder. You can create boards for anything you like; when you’re browsing Pinterest (or the web in general) and something catches your eye, you just click to “pin” it to your board. Because it’s a visual platform, you can easily see all of your ideas in one place. Each picture is linked to an article or blog post, so you can learn about the topic. And whenever you save a pin, suggestions for related pins are automatically generated, so you can dive deeper into the subject and find even more ideas.

So what are you waiting for? Make yourself an “Arkansas vacation ideas” board, head over to Arkansas’s Pinterest profile, and start pinning your trip today!