For our first trip of 2015 we made a quick getaway to Hot Springs, Arkansas for MLK weekend/Matt's birthday. It was close and the drive was pretty, but Hot Springs just didn't live up to its potential. As always, we had fun, but Hot Spring just wasn't as cute as Eureka Springs (or even McKinney). If you're passing through stop to see the bathhouses, but I wouldn't make a special trip to visit.
Hot Springs National Park - historic bath houses and nice hiking trails
Arlington Historic Hotel - great location, could use some updating
Fat Bottom Girls Cupcakes - yum, highlight of the trip
Bathhouse Soapery - artisan soap!
Plus, wine, shop browsing, pizza, and pancakes