Cheap flights to Arkansas

A landlocked state at the border with the South, Arkansas is lodged in the rich countryside at the edge of the Midwestern region. Travellers going here will find mountains, rivers, and streams perfect for a laidback adventure in the great outdoors. Those eager to get away on a nature trip can bask in the sceneries in the mountains of the Ozark and Ouachita, the interior highlands of the United States. The diverse environment here has made it become known as the 'Natural State', which offers a variety of outdoor activities for tourists to enjoy. 


Arkansas, however, has a poor image due to its stereotypical representation as a 'backwards hillbilly state'. This image is outdated, especially when one goes around Little Rock, the relatively prosperous urban capital of Arkansas. Famous people also came from this state such as former president Bill Clinton and educational advocate William Fulbright, making Arkansas a fascinating region to visit in the United States.


What to see & do

Little Rock, the administrative and commercial centre of Arkansas, serves a fitting introduction to tourists. One will see here the Little Rock Central High School, one of the major focal points in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1957, it barred the entrance of a group of nine African American students to the all-white student school despite a 1954 Supreme Court ruling on the integration of public schools. This significant event is commemorated in the campus, which is one of the most beautiful in the region. From here, tourists can move on to the Old State House Museum to see the historical and cultural displays or turn to William J. Clinton Presidential Centre for its archives. Travellers eager to start their outdoor adventures, however, can set off to the multi-use trails diverging from the Big Dam Bridge.


The Ozark Mountains feature prominently in the countryside of Arkansas. Hiking is recommended, especially in the Ozark National Forest that covers an expanse of 1.2 million acres where one can find stunning sceneries, waterfalls, lakes, and other fascinating natural features. Campgrounds and picnic areas also abound here where families can stay for their vacation. Those exploring the area, on the other hand, can venture to the Pedestal Rocks, which are massive natural stone columns rising up from the valley floor. Active pursuits include climbing up the White Rock Mountain to see breathtaking views and the lichen that cause it to appear white from a distance. There is also Mt Magazine State Park to visit, where one can go up the highest point in Arkansas and other notable destinations such as the Petit Jean Valley, a popular area for high gliding and one of the best scenic views in the South. 


Those tired from their hiking trips can make a detour to Hot Springs, where tourists can enjoy a spa holiday.

After a taking a turn at the bathhouses, there is also the Hot Springs Natural Park where travellers will find thermal waters in and around the park. From there, one can go to the city and see the Gangster Museum of America that hark back to the days when Hot Springs was a hotbed of gambling. Those interested in other history highlights can check out the museum filled with historic exhibits from the time when Hot Springs was once a Native American trading zone. Another attraction is the Mountain Tower, where visitors reaching the top can view the surrounding mountainous skyline. 


How to get around within Arkansas

Travellers will find a holiday in Arkansas convenient due to the variety of public transport options. Little Rock, Hot Springs, the Ozarks, and other popular communities have their own modes of transport. Regular and shuttle tourist buses can be found in these areas, as well as taxis going to the city centres and downtown areas. Those going deep into the countryside may find it better to drive on their own, however. Various rental options are available.


How to get there

Travellers going to Arkansas will have to look for connecting flights bound for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. Airlines serving here include Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express. They transport passengers between Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, and Phoenix.

Flights to Arkansas

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