The 15 Most Romantic Places in Arkansas!

Can you feel the love tonight? Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or if you’d rather curl up next to a crackling fireplace, there are a lot of romantic spots in the Natural State. If you’re looking to add a little excitement and mystery to your love life then we recommend you check out these 15 most romantic places in Arkansas!

1. Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs, AR

Get ready for the ultimate bed and breakfast experience in this boutique hotel in Hot Springs. Lookout Point overlooks the peaceful bay of Lake Hamilton from its perch in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. Not only will guests experience privacy and exceptional service at this romantic inn but also relaxation, luxury, and pampering as well!

2. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, AR

More than 80,000 people visit this unique destination each year. In addition to having the only butterfly house in this region, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks features 12 individually-themed gardens. The beautiful gardens that visitors see today are one-of-a-kind in that they are the result of a grassroots effort led by volunteers.

3. 28 Springs, Siloam Springs, AR

This restaurant opened in 2012 and has as much character as its community of Siloam Springs. Guests can’t help but to appreciate the outstanding ambiance and excellent service. The folks at 28 Springs pride themselves on the quality that they serve to every guest.

4. Annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival & Emporium, Eureka Springs, AR

This annual festival submerges guests in a world of chocolate that will make your mouth water just thinking about it. If chocolate is the treat of choice for Valentine’s Day, then it can’t get much more romantic than this Chocolate Lover’s Festival!

5. Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat, Hot Springs, AR

Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner dance cruise aboard the Belle, a riverboat that seats 250. Passengers are treated to breathtaking views of the Ouachita Mountains, luxury homes, and natural islands as they hear the captain’s tale that unfolds the secrets of America’s “Spa City.”

6. Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR

Garvan Woodland Gardens is the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas’s Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Thanks to local philanthropist and industrialist Vera Cook Garvan, the Gardens are a beautiful gift to all people. From the canopy of pines to the rocky inclines of the Ouachita Mountains, guests will see the Natural State at her best.

7. Ella’s Restaurant, Fayetteville, AR

Ella’s Restaurant is located inside the Inn at Carnall Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The history of this iconic building only adds to the exceptional food and ambiance at Ella’s. Locals as well as guests have long-considered this spot as one of the most romantic restaurants in Northwest Arkansas.

8. The Lodge at Mount Magazine, Paris, AR

Considered one of Arkansas’ finest resorts, the Lodge at Mount Magazine offers romantic views as it overlooks Blue Mountain Lake and the Petit Jean River Valley. This experience combines modern conveniences and the naturally majestic scenery of the Ozark Mountains. If you’re looking for a picture-perfect (and romantic!) getaway, then the Lodge at Mount Magazine is one of the best destinations in the Natural State.

9. Hawksbill Crag Trail, Harrison, AR

Also known as the Whitaker Point Trail, this three-mile roundtrip trail ends at one of the most photographed locations in Arkansas. This craggy old rock has witnessed countless kisses and marriage proposals! Hikers are encouraged to bring a few bottles of water as the beauty of Hawksbill Crag tends to make folks linger.

10. An Enchanting Evening Winery, Wedding Venue, & Luxury Cabins, Little Rock, AR

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that offers it all, then this is the place for you! From the breathtaking settings of the ceremony and reception to the on-site honeymoon cabin and wine-tasting room, guests are sure to be enchanted.

11. Cliff Cottage Inn, Eureka Springs, AR

Five historic buildings make up the Cliff Cottage Inn, four of them beautifully restored originals. Cliff Cottage Inn, located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs, is a mere 17 steps away from the wonderful clubs, restaurants, galleries, and shops that this iconic city has to offer.

12. 1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast, Hot Springs, AR

What could be more romantic than an 1884 home built specifically for entertaining guests? Visitors can relax in the ladies’ or gentleman’s parlor or check out the romantic ballroom. Wildwood makes romance easy as guests can create their own or choose among the awesome romance packages offered at this bed and breakfast. 

13. South Arkansas Arboretum State Park, El Dorado, AR

At the South Arkansas Arboretum guests are greeted with exotic species of flowering plants as well as plants native to the Arkansas West Coastal Plain. Managed by the South Arkansas Community College, this arboretum is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Natural State for future generations to enjoy.

14. Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock, AR

Again and again, Brave New Restaurant has been voted as one of the most romantic eateries in Central Arkansas. The food and service are award-winning as well. They don’t let all the hype go to their head at Brave New Restaurant though! They’re keeping it exceptionally romantic so guests will keep coming back.

15. Sugar Ridge Resort, Eureka Springs, AR

This romantic Eureka Springs resort, nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, is defined by enchantment and serenity. Romance is easily captured as guests enjoy a sunset from one of Sugar Ridge’s private cabin decks. Here, countless couples have found the perfect setting for romance. 

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