Wondering what to do now that the weather is turning colder? Winter is one of the most magical times to visit Eureka Springs. People who visit Eureka this time of year like to think they have the place to themselves. They may not share all of the fun things to do but we have an inside track and we are sharing it with you.
- Take photos with some of Eureka Springs most popular sites like the Christ of the Ozarks or one of Eureka’s natural springs.
- Watch birds at Lake Leatherwood or see eagles with an Eagle Cruise on Beaver Lake
- Stroll through wild and wonderful art in one of Eureka Springs many art galleries. (Eureka Springs was voted a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine).
- Shop till you drop… then drop yourself at one of Eureka Springs great downtown restaurants.
- Relax at the spa with massage or soak your feet after all of that shopping and try a new color at the salon.
- Hike the trails of Eureka Springs. Pick up your trail guide at your hotel’s front desk or at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center on Hwy 62.
- If you are staying at the Crescent Hotel, they have a schedule of daily resort activities to keep you busy.
- Load up your cycle for some outdoor adventure and try out some of the mountain bike trails at Leatherwood Park or let the hills in town challenge you. They don’t hold the Fat Tire Fest here every year just to tease people. There are a wide range of trails suitable for all ages and abilities.
- Visit one of the top 25 outdoor sites in Eureka Springs.
- Stop in and pick out a good book or catch up on your favorite magazine at the historic Carnegie Library. The trip there whether by bike, foot or car is a scenic one. You will travel right through an authentic Victorian neighborhood.
- Visit one of Eureka Spring’s churches. St. Elizabeth’s and others have special guests and music programs especially during the holiday season.
- Tour Rogue’s Castle. Yes, that’s right… a castle overlooking the water. Call Rogue’s Manor to get details.
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If you have a day or two you can plan some exciting day trips from Eureka Springs. The Arkansas Art Trail is a good place to start but here are some other ideas:
- See White Christmas at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.
- Visit America’s newest art museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
- Visit the Pea Ridge National Military Park (also a great place for an easy bike ride).
- Cross over Beaver Bridge, arguably the most picturesque of historic bridges in the nation.
- Listen to the elk bugle in Boxley Valley at the Buffalo National River.