Glancing over the menu on the wall, I decide to go with my usual “hidden menu” choice of a cheesecake malt. Susie Q’s is busy this evening with all the lake traffic. The humid heat of an Arkansas afternoon makes me grateful when our number is finally called. We walk up to the window, grab our frozen treats and meander back to the car for a short ride out to Lake Atalanta.
Strolling along the lakeside, we watch the sunset as we sip on the cold, creamy deliciousness. There is nothing quite as beautiful as an Arkansas sunset with flames of red, orange, and yellow all throughout the sky. Light bounces off the ripples on the water, and suddenly, I remember how grateful I am to live in such a place as this.
There are numerous misconceptions about Arkansas, yet there are so many nooks and crannies to be explored here. It’s a charming state, the Natural State. To many visitors, it’s not what they expected.
If you’re looking for places to explore and get away in Arkansas, you’ve come to the right place. Here are nine weekend getaways in Arkansas that will leave you with some beautiful lifelong memories.