Things to Do in Little Rock
By Amanda Galiano, About.com Guide
- For The Tourist / Can't Miss Attractions
- For Families
- For Singles
- For Couples
- For Food Lovers
- For Art & Culture Lovers
- For Shoppers and Shopaholics
- For Sports Lovers
- For Outdoor Adventurers
- For Those On A Budget
- For Pet Lovers
- Little Rock At Night
- Little Rock During The Day
For The Tourist / Can't Miss Attractions
Little Rock has so much to offer, but these attractions are some of the best, most talked about attractions in Little Rock. If you're just visiting Little Rock for a few days, these are things to see.
There are many family friendly activities in Little Rock ranging from zoos and parks to museums and restaurants. Make the kids happy, and visit one of these great locations today.
- Little Rock for Kids and Families
- Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
- The IMAX and Aerospace Education Center
- Arkansas Museum of Discovery
- City Parks
- Public Pools and Water Parks
If you are looking for bars, downtown Little Rock is the place to visit. It's a great location for singles to socialize at night. Most of the single people I know hang out at the Saucer and similar bars. Downtown North Little Rock has the Argenta area, which also has a few fun places for singles. When I think of being single, however, I don't think of constantly wanting to meet Mr. (or Mrs.) right. I think activities like clubs and groups or even churches where I can fit in, meet new people and have a good time.
Who could help but be romantic in a state like Arkansas? Little Rock has its romantic places too. Whether you're looking to be romantic or you're already there, you can find places to date, celebrate and plan your future together.
For Food Lovers
Little Rock has a great cross section of restaurants. While there are some good restaurants in the downtown area, you should venture off the path and hit Hillcrest and Riverdale. Some of the best restaurants in town can be found in those areas. Downtown is perfect for a quick lunch.
- Farmer's Markets and Local Foods
- Southern Soul Food Restaurants
- Downtown Dining
- Riverdale Dining
- Hillcrest and the Heights Dining
- Northwest Little Rock Dining
- West Little Rock Dining
- Midtown and Southwest Dining
- Argenta Dining
- Vegetarian and Vegan Dining
- Mexican Restaurants
- Italian Restaurants
- Asian Restaurants
For Art & Culture Lovers
From museums on our history and symphonies to fun museums for kids to play and learn at the same time, Little Rock has a rich art scene.
- Robinson Center Music Hall and Performance Theater
- Aerospace Education Center / IMAX
- Arkansas Museum of Discovery (AMOD)
- The Arkansas Arts Center
For Shoppers and Shopaholics
The Little Rock shopping scene is growing by leaps and bounds. We have shops for bargain shoppers, people who love designer clothing and mid-level shoppers, like most of us.
- Rodney Parham / Breckenridge in Little Rock
- Shop Midtowne Little Rock
- Favorite Unique and Interesting Shops
- Shopping Center and Malls Listing
For Sports Lovers
The Arkansas Razorbacks rule football and basketball in the state but Little Rock has other teams who play football, baseball and some more unusual sports.
For Outdoor Adventurers
Arkansas is the natural state and Little Rock has a few natural adventures. For most, you'll have to venture outside of the city to nearby locations.
For Those On A Budget
Little Rock can be a reasonably cheap vacation destination. Many of our local attractions offer discount or free days and we have a lot of high quality, budget local restaurants.
For Pet Lovers
You can adopt a pet or give your pet something to do. Little Rock offers many fun ways to bond with your dog, cat or other animal.
Little Rock At Night
Little Rock rocks at all hours with these clubs and bars. Follow the links to party, dance and meet fun people.
Little Rock During The Day
You can find things do during the weekday in Little Rock, but you won't find bars and clubs open at that hour. You'll mostly find lower paced attractions, but you don't have to be a kid to appreciate them.