Hot Springs travel guide

Hot Springs Tourism | Hot Springs Guide

You're Going to Love Hot Springs

With a population of 35,193, Hot Springs is a must-see destination in Arkansas, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Hot Springs has to offer.

Where to Eat in Hot Springs

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Bugler (2705 Central Avenue) and Grateful Head Pizza Oven (100 Exchange St) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Hot Springs

Contemporary American
Wonderful (177 reviews)
Wonderful (149 reviews)

When to visit Hot Springs

Hot Springs in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hot Springs in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Hot Springs in July, when the average temperature is 80.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 93.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 32 °F, with an average temperature of 42.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in April, when precipitation is around 5.9″. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Hot Springs, with an average rainfall of 3.1″.

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How to Get to Hot Springs


When flying to Hot Springs, you’ll arrive at Hot Springs Memorial Field (HOT), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Hot Springs departs from Dallas and takes around 1h 45m.


Another option to get to Hot Springs is to pick up a car rental from Memphis, which is about 176 miles from Hot Springs. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Avis, among others, in Memphis.

Airports near Hot Springs

Airlines serving Hot Springs

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Good (687 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,445 reviews)
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Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,267 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,206 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,023 reviews)
Good (1,611 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (610 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,284 reviews)
Excellent (366 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (602 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (821 reviews)
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Aer Lingus
Good (718 reviews)
Good (878 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (685 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hot Springs

Average rates range from around $204 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $465 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Inn and Suites Hot Springs Central and Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hot Springs

Most booked hotels in Hot Springs

Best Western Winners Circle
Excellent (8.5, 1823 reviews)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.2, 1810 reviews)
The Hotel Hot Springs
Excellent (8.1, 1585 reviews)
Baymont by Wyndham Hot Springs On the Lake
Excellent (8.1, 1494 reviews)
Candlewood Suites Hot Springs
Excellent (8.1, 511 reviews)
Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Good (6.9, 2908 reviews)

Renting a car in Hot Springs

Renting a car in Hot Springs costs $66 per day, on average, or $199 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 38% cheaper than airport locations in Hot Springs.

Expect to pay $4.16 per gallon in Hot Springs (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $49.97 and $66.62. The most frequently booked car type in Hot Springs is Standard (Volkswagen Tiguan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Nissan Frontier or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.