By Caroline Debolt
Hot Springs
Arkansas
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If you have ever wanted to see a place that has Southern hospitality, beauty, history, and character all wrapped up into one neat little package, then taking a journey to Hot Springs, Arkansas, birthplace of former President Bill Clinton, is just what you are looking for. There is a little bit of what everyone is looking for nestled in the Ouachita Mountains.

Take a trip into history by way of EscapeWizard.com. By following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php), you can book your flight now to this beautiful destination. Hot Springs does not have a commercial airport in the city, so EscapeWizard.com recommends flying into Little Rock National Airport (LIT), which is only 50 mile drive into Hot Springs, but the views are truly breathtaking.  Staying in Hot Springs is easy as the city offers a wide variety of luxury and affordable places to stay, just visit (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com.

There are many things to see and do in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Historically, it was established by Congress on April 20, 1832 as Hot Springs Reservation in order to protect the hot springs which flowed from the slopes of the Hot Spring Mountain.

For starters, EscapeWizard.com can broaden your horizons of a superb resort town, especially if you are interested in a relaxing spa vacation.  The town has been dubbed America’s First Resort, so visiting one of the many resorts should be first on your list.  Aside from the many active hotel and resort spas in town on what is called Bathhouse Row, the most interesting is the Historic Fordyce Bathhouse and Visitors Center.  When bath houses were at their peak, Fordyce was built in 1915 and reviews of that era proclaimed it as the best in Hot Springs. It is no longer an operating bathhouse, going out of business in 1962. It is one of the last remnants of the “Golden Era of Bathing”, which made Hot Springs internationally famous and has now been converted to part of the Hot Springs National Park. Here you can tour and see just how splendorous it was years ago. There is also a spectacular music room on the third floor. The bathhouse also was the only one boasting a bowling alley.  You can see displays of machines and tools used back then for many of their treatments, which look like you just walked into a Frankenstein’s lab, pretty interesting.  The building can be toured for its exhibits and there are also movies that can be viewed on how people took baths and a background of the park. 

There are still working hot springs baths in the city and EscapeWizard.com encourages you to partake in their healing qualities. Trace minerals and a temperature of 143° are what give the hot spring waters their therapeutic properties. The baths also have cold springs which contain different components and are used for drinking. All through town are several thermal water jug fountains, where the locals and visitors stop off daily to fill their water jugs with the delicious and healthy thermal water. Most of the springs have been covered to protect them from contamination, but in the area of town called the Arlington Lawn, you can find an open spring and cascade to get an idea of what the area looked like.

Other attractions around the area include the Convention Center, the Summit Arena, art galleries, antiquing and shopping and it even has an extensive night life. EscapeWizard.com also recommends the nearby Ouachita Mountains, where you can see the beautiful views, walk the trails, and do many other outdoor activities.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway, the daytime excitement of the outdoors, or the excitement of the night life, Hot Springs, Arkansas has everything you are looking for. Just let EscapeWizard.com take care of assisting with your travel plans.
Hotels in Hot Springs
By D. Gregory Perrin
Staybridge Suites
103 Lookout Circle, Hot Springs, AR
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Hot Springs, Arizona is a wonderful city with several great hotels available for vacationers to reside in. One of those hotels is Staybridge Suites, which is intended to be an extended stay establishment but is open to all travelers. Hot Springs is around an hour away from the Little Rock National Airport (LIT). EscapeWizard.com recommends renting a car to make this journey; you can do so by clicking this link (http://www.escapewizard.com/cars.php?flag=cr). Check-in at the hotel is 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Hot Springs. The friendly staff will assist you in to one of 85 suites that are available in the hotel. They are fluent in both English and Spanish.

There are several options in the suites for bedding, including 1 king size or 2 double size beds. There are 5 rooms of the hotel that have accessible standards. No matter what sort of room you have, there is a color television with a full cable package. There is a DVD player in the rooms for movies; guests can also purchase On-Demand movies as well. Staybridge Suites ensures that your stay is just like home. That is why the hotel offers suites with a full kitchen, including pots and pans, dishes, oven, silverware another other luxuries.

The hotel also offers an assortment of wonderful amenities to all of its guests. Staybridge Suites knows there are a large number of vacationers into fitness so they offer a 24-hour fitness center filled with cardio machines and other weight machines. There is also a pool for guests to swim or cool off in after a long day. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center that has internet, printing, and fax.

Overall the Staybridge Suites Hot Springs is just the hotel to book during your stay in the city. Just click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book today with EscapeWizard.com.