Little Rock offers a balance of Civil Rights history and thrilling outdoor activities.
Little Rock, the lively state capital of Arkansas, offers a captivating blend of historical charm, natural beauty and modern attractions along the banks of the Arkansas River. With its rolling green hills and flowing waters, Little Rock is home to plenty of thrilling outdoor activities, but it’s also a destination for shopping, Southern culture and the arts. You’ll also find the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, an institution that played an essential role in the Civil Rights Movement and education equality.
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Explore Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Downtown Little Rock
  • North Little Rock
  • South Main
  • The Heights
  • Riverdale

Downtown Little Rock


Popular Downtown Little Rock is a lively mix of historical landmarks, cultural attractions and buzzy nightlife. It’s also home to the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum (located inside the Clinton Presidential Center), the Arkansas State Capitol and the River Market District, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, a weekly farmers market and the River Market entertainment district (where adults can enjoy a tipple as they shop).

Known For

Dining, Historic Landmarks, Nightlife

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North Little Rock


Culture comes alive in North Little Rock, especially in the smaller Argenta Arts District. Art galleries and concerts are plenty, but sporting events, a military museum and funky dining options round out the scene.

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Arts, Sporting Events, Bars

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South Main


Looking for a gift or something truly unique? A walk around Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood will reward you with bags full of vintage and antique finds, quirky paper goods and more from the locally owned boutiques. Situated south of the city’s downtown, this neighborhood shines with friendly locals and one-of-a-kind eateries — including the famous Little Rock–based Loblolly Creamery.

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Shopping, Dining

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The Heights


Foodies flock to Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood for the upscale restaurants and trendy cafés serving specialty coffee, but the local boutiques and high-end shops keep people around all day. Many of the historic homes offer tours, as well.

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Luxury Shopping, Gourmet Dining, Historic Sites

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Little Rock’s Riverdale is where you’ll find the most home design shops in the city. Nicknamed the “Design District,” this neighborhood hosts shops specializing in everything from decorative glass and coffee-table books to vintage furniture and garden goods. Shopping aside, it’s also where you can hop on the Arkansas River Trail, an 88-mile multiuse route along the Arkansas River.

Known For

Design, Outdoor Activities, Shopping

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A Weekend of Adventure in Little Rock, Arkansas

Central High School

Dive Into U.S. and Civil Rights History

Start the day with a big breakfast before taking in important Civil Rights history at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. End the day with a hearty meal and play some billiards late into the night at a dive bar.

Kayaking down the river

Hike, Bike and Kayak the Day Away

Get out and see Little Rock’s most beautiful natural sights on your second day with a hike through Pinnacle Mountain State Park and a guided kayaking tour along the Arkansas River. For something less strenuous, head to the city’s art museum before sitting down at a beloved Chinese restaurant.

Bridge over the Arkansas River

Surround Yourself with Southern Charm

Dig in to the city’s design scene via shops spotlighting local creatives, sprinkled with meals at a diner (brunch), an ice cream shop with quirky flavors and dinner at one of Little Rock’s oldest Black-owned restaurants. The Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden at Riverfront Park and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum round out the day.

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