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As the capital of Arkansas, it’s no surprise that Little Rock has plenty of museums, parks, and nature trails, and – best of all – no heavy traffic.

If you want to make the most of your trip to Little Rock, renting a car through Orbitz is a practical and convenient choice. You’ll save lots of money on taxis and can spend as much or as little time as you want at each of the city’s attractions, exploring this appealing destination at your own pace. There are numerous car rental companies to choose from, located in the city and at the Clinton National Airport.


Little Rock and beyond: Three destinations by car

One of the great things about Little Rock is its proximity to both culture and outdoor activities. Here are three spots to discover by car.

Downtown

The William J. Clinton Library and Museum traces Bill Clinton’s life, focusing on his two terms as US President. It has a replica of the Oval Office, and history junkies will love all the presidential artefacts.

Nearby, visit the Old State House Museum, the Museum of Discovery and its interactive exhibits, the Arkansas Art Center and its large drawing collection, and the MacArthur Park Historic District, full of beautiful 19th-century buildings. The Little Rock River Market is the perfect lunch stop.

Journey time: Around 10 minutes between stops

Distance: A few miles between stops

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

This 2,356-acre state park is just a short drive west from Little Rock, and makes a great day trip for those who want to experience the wonder of the Arkansas outdoors.

Walk on one of 15 hiking trails, kayak on the rivers, go mountain biking, or try one of the interpretive programs offered by the staff. Picnic tables are available for lunch or dinner with views of Pinnacle Mountain, one of Arkansas’ most beloved landmarks.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 18 miles

Hot Springs

The small town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is known for its thermal waters, which can be enjoyed in a number of spas and bathhouses. Historic Bathhouse Row features neoclassical and Renaissance-style bathhouses from the 1800s that are still in use today.

After relaxing in the waters, head to Oaklawn Park for evening horse racing. The clubhouse was designed by Zachary Taylor Davis, who also designed Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Nearby, the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo is a fun family activity.

Journey time: Around one hour

Distance: Approximately 55 miles