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Hot Springs Arkansas Offers Romantic Get-A-Way

With Valentine's Day approaching, Hot Springs, Arkansas offers a romantic get-a-way destination with plenty to see and do, excellent dining establishments and great places to stay.

Horses round the first turn during Race #3 at Oaklawn Park during the Racing Festival of The South on April 14, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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Reconnect with your loved one and enjoy the history and activities in Hot Springs including upscale dining or a horse-drawn carriage ride downtown where you will find plenty of shops, galleries, museums and music venues.

Hot Springs has long been a wedding, honeymoon and anniversary destination and the surrounding Diamond Lakes/Quachita Mountains offer rustic chapels, resorts, botanical gardens and cozy bed and breakfast inns.

In downtown Hot Springs you can admire the architecture on Bathhouse Row and enjoy the experience of warm thermal mineral baths for relief, rejuvenation and relaxation.

A variety of spas make this the "spa city" of America and include Buckstaff Bathouse, Quapaw Baths and Spa, Nurture Day Spa, Yoga Studio and the Chrysalis Day Spa while many of the luxury hotels and resorts have their own day spas to cater to your relaxation with massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments.

Hot Springs National Park was Amerca's first resort having received designation under President Andrew Jackson in 1832. You and your loved one can enjoy the picturesque beauty of the unique city and park and the first days of spring will bring out the colors of millions of flowers throughout the area.

Local attractions include the Hot Springs Mountain Tower where you can soar 1,200 feet above sea level; the National Park Aquarium; Arkansas Allilgator Farm and Petting Zoo; The Gangster Museum of America; National Park duck Tours; Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum and you can take a romantic ride on the Belle of Hot Springs riverboat.