Hot Springs, Arkansas
This budget-friendly place will feel just like stepping back in time! At a certain point in time, Hot Springs was a lively little place. The ancient Native American natural springs were transformed into the incredible Bathhouse Row.
Nowadays, the area has 9 historic bathhouses that are architecturally beautiful.
Be sure to stop first at the Fordyce Bathhouse, which is the National Park Visitor Center, and it features a 20th-century gymnasium, antique spa equipment, and decorated sleeping chambers.
You can even get the traditionally prescribed therapy at the Buckstaff. The area is also full of 19th-century estates that were transformed into Bed and Breakfasts and boutique hotels.
And if you wish to explore, you’ll find some lovely art galleries, and the dining is the best in the state. You can grab a burger at the Ohio Club, the old gangster bar.
Window shop along all the quirky boutiques of the drag or place your bet on a horse at Oaklawn. Finally, end your evening with a meal from the local German place, Steinhaus Keller.