Summer vacation is right around the corner and Eureka Springs is full of FUN things to do for the family. Start planning your summer trip with these ideas.
Stuff to do in the city:
Explore downtown. Just a short walk or trolley ride from Eureka Inn, downtown Eureka Springs has great shopping. Find a little piece of Eureka Springs to take home with you in one of dozens of unique stores that line the winding streets. Stop for a refreshing drink and a bite at one of Eureka Springs’ restaurants. Downtown is home to ongoing events (most of them are free) like Fun After 5.
Explore the unexpected and hidden side of Eureka Springs with Downtown-N-Underground.
Go face to face with lions, tigers and bears at Turpentine Creek.
Cool off at the pool or lake. (Eureka Inn has a large outdoor pool but if that isn’t enough room, head to Beaver Lake to boat, swim or fish.
See Eureka Springs from the trees on the Ozark Mountain Ziplines at Eureka Springs. Your family will brag about this adventure for a long time!
Spend the day inspired at the Great Passion Play Complex. Walk back in time as you tour the Holy Land. Visit ancient texts in the Bible Museum and take a family photo in front of Christ of the Ozarks. The Great Passion Play tells “the greatest story ever told” in an unforgettable way.
See more attractions for Eureka Springs on EurekaSprings.com.
Book an affordable getaway with a Eureka springs vacation. BEST WESTERN Eureka Inn is conveniently located on Highway 62 at the entrance to downtown Eureka Springs. Search for the best rate now and secure your FUN Eureka Springs summer vacation!
Recognized as a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine, Eureka Springs is an ArtRageously creative community any time of year but especially during the month of May. The whole town celebrates the arts with Artrageous parades, community art projects, public art displays, street fairs and live music. Here is a quick line up of festival events for 2013.
MUGS En Masses
Local photographer captures 100 or so photos of Eureka Springs residents to create MUG posters which will decorate the walls of downtown Eureka Springs in May.
Drink and Draw
Belly up to the canvas? Grab a drink downtown and draw with local artist Robert Norman.
ArtRageous Parade and PT Cruiser “Neon” parade through downtown
Creative Energy’s Sphere
Eureka Springs residents and visitors have been making sticks for the giant sphere to be installed in Basin Spring Park.
White Street Walk
Outdoor tour of one of Eureka Springs most historic streets lined with art and music.
Books in Bloom Garden Party
Stroll through the Crescent garden and browse great books, meet authors and get inspired. 12 best-selling and local authors will be present to sell, sign and talk about books.
Basin Park Art Fest
Street fair, art demonstrations, KidZone art activities and more.
Stay within walking distance of all the FUN! BEST WESTERN Eureka Inn is located at the entrance to downtown on Highway 62. Reserve your room now.
Read more about the May Festival of the Arts or pick up your FUN Guide for FREE around town.
Road races, parades, downtown tours and more…March is full of fun things to do in Eureka Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Many of the events happen in downtown Eureka Springs.
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Victorian Classic. This is no ordinary road race. Tie up the running shoes and register for Eureka Springs Annual road race.
St Patrick’s Day Parade. Grab your greenest Irish gear and belly up to one of Eureka’s fine restaurants or pubs either before or after the Eureka Springs St. Patty’s Day Parade. The best views of the parade are from Spring Street. Best Western Eureka Inn provides the perfect location for downtown events. Located at the top of Planer Hill at the entrance to historic downtown, Eureka Inn is also on the Trolley Stop.
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Downtown-N-Underground. Take a behind the scenes walking and explore Eureka Springs’ Wild West Period, its renewal as an artist community and mysteries of an underground city.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Kite Festival. Colorful kites fly free at Turpentine Creek during the Kite Festival. It is a family friendly event!
Best Western Eureka Inn provides the perfect location for downtown events and offers many amenities. Located at the top of Planer Hill at the entrance to historic downtown, Eureka Inn is also on the Trolley Stop. Learn more about Eureka Inn’s Accommodations and Specials.
Eureka Springs is a fun place to be. Known for its year-round festivals, fanciful parades and funky atmosphere, Eureka Springs is gearing up to have Fun After Five this fall.
Eureka Springs downtown is full of independently owned restaurants. Enjoy fine dining in a historic building or under the stars. If you prefer, just grab a quick bite or discover Eureka’s best burger. From pizza to steaks, Eureka Springs restaurants have something for everyone. Dine like a Local…eat at participating Eureka Springs restaurants in August and September of 2012 and Enter to Win the Eat Like a Local Mega Prize!
Local art, candles, t-shirts, unique clothing and great gifts….Eureka Springs downtown is a shopper’s paradise. Find one-of-a-kind items that will have everyone asking, “Where did you find that?” Go by Crescent Moon Beads during August and September of 2012 and get your Free Charm…collect all six!
From lattes and smoothies to adult beverages…downtown Eureka Springs has lots of places to sip and enjoy. Listen to music from the band shell in Basin Spring Park, rest on a bench near one of Eureka Springs’ historic springs. Eureka Springs nightlife is concentrated downtown.
Celebrate Eureka Springs’ spa heritage with Health and Healing events downtown August 23rd. Love your pets with pet portraits in the park August 30th. Countdown to Xmas with us in September. Find great sales and get interesting gift ideas as you shop. Special Fun After Five events happen every Thursday in August and September in Basin Spring Park. See you there!
BEST WESTERN Eureka Inn is located at the entrance to historic downtown Eureka Springs. Dine, Shop, Sip, Play and Stay in Downtown Eureka Springs. When you stay at Eureka Inn you park right outside your room. Just walk or ride to where all the FUN is without worrying about parking. Find a great rate at Eureka Inn and enjoy a FREE Breakfast at the Gazebo Restaurant!