|Forrest City||C$ 331|
|Pine Bluff||C$ 327|
|Van Buren||C$ 614|
|Bella Vista||C$ 312|
|Fort Smith||C$ 614|
Why should you book a flight to Arkansas? It’s all about the great outdoors in the self-proclaimed Natural State. Arkansas earns the tourist dollar thanks to the walking, fishing and wildlife spotting (and hunting) opportunities available. Tourists booking flights to Arkansas can expect to see over 600,000 acres of lakes and 15,600 kilometres of streams and rivers. Arkansas is home to six national park sites, two-and-a half million acres of national forests, seven national scenic byways, three state scenic byways, and 50 state parks.
If nature and scenery don’t tempt you to book flights to Arkansas, maybe the state’s love for wildlife will. The World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest, held annually in Stuttgart, is a hometown favorite of Arkansans. Travellers booking flights to Arkansas who stay in the state’s capital, Little Rock, get an authentic small-town feel. But while it may feel small, changes are afoot: massive investment has transformed the run-down warehouses of the downtown River Market district into a chic enclave of shiny new restaurants, hotels, museums and shops.
Spring and fall in Arkansas are particularly mild. January’s temperatures can fall as low as -18 degrees (C) and this is usually when the heaviest snowfall, ice storms, and freezing rain hit the region. Cheap flights to Arkansas are easy to find during the winter, but tourists are better off booking Arkansas flights and accommodations during the spring when temperatures are at their best. April and May in Arkansas means warm temperatures. Heat and humidity enter in June and last through August, when temperatures reach above 38 degrees (C).
If there’s one great thing about Arkansas, its the over-abundance of state festivals and shows that make booking flights to Arkansas worthwhile. Most of the events take place during the peak travel season, but be sure to plan our Arkansas flights and accommodations early as most budget and economy hotels will fill up fast.
Spring and fall are the state’s peak seasons, particularly in the Ozarks and Hot Springs which maintain the peak through the summer.
April is busy with the annual Auto Show, and December with the Ozark Christmas.
October has the Bean Fest and the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. The foliage season starts in October and the colours peak from mid to late October and in some areas continue into November.
Cheap flights to Arkansas are commonly found during the summer months, when the temperature sizzles and heat soars. Although the mountains are still popular, most events and festivals are in the spring and fall.
Driving is your best bet for getting around Arkansas. There is intermittent bus service in the state and limited east-to-west train service. Many travellers booking flights to Arkansas rent cars and drive to the Ozarks. The scenery is breathtaking, but once you are in the mountains, hiking and walking are best bets for seeing the sights.
Although the state sees snow and ice in January and February, the road conditions tend to be good, particularly in low traffic areas. The early morning and late evening can get tricky when the road surfaces get icy.
(prices quotes are from London)