Arkansas: Snowbird's Paradise

Hot Springs is a magnet for seekers of relaxation, and it’s not hard to see why. This resort town boasts several therapeutic springs along its historic bathhouse row; after drying off, treat yourself to fine dining and cultural pursuits. If you can pull yourself from these pampering environs, take a walk on the wild side in Ouachitas National Forest to the north. Here, miles of trails snake through rolling hills, offering jaw-dropping views along the way. Take a trip on the water at Lake Ouachita, a clear, spring-fed body of water that makes swimmers and anglers feel right at home.