The Ultimate Spring Break Staycation Guide

Happy Spring Break! If you’re planning to travel – we hope it’s the best time! Be sure to check out other scouted cities. If you’ll be staying local (we love that!), we’ve got ideas for planning the perfect Spring Break staycation – all while supporting local businesses. We’ve noted our favorite places to see, things to do, shops to visit, and everything in between – all while
staying in Northwest Arkansas.


Crystal Bridges


SCOUTED | World Class Art + Exhibitions | @crystalbridgesmuseum | Visit Crystal Bridges newest exhibition, Exquisite Creatures, from March 16th – July 29th. Exquisite Creatures is a dialogue with art, nature, and science that asks the question: what is it about the natural world that calls to us? We think this is the perfect way to spend a spring break afternoon! Take the kiddos and enjoy the art, but also enjoy the many walking + biking trails surrounding the museum. Oh, and admission is always free!


SCOUTED | Innovative, Moving, Immersive Artworks + Installations | @themomentary | Designed as a platform for today’s art, food, and music – this extension of Crystal Bridges is focused on connecting communities to great experiences. Current exhibits and happenings include Enduring Amazon: Life and Afterlife in the Rainforest, and Open Level Contemporary Dance with NWA’s Movement Hub (happening March 18th – March 25th). Campus general admission is always free!


Hands-On Family Fun | @amazeum | The Amazeum is a hub for fun, creativity, and discovery. Featuring approximately
50,000 square feet of exhibit and learning spaces, The Amazeum brings learning to life and enhances family involvement, all while evoking a sense of curiosity and discovery through hands-on activities. Another great way to spend a day with the family!


Ledger Rooftop


SCOUTED | Bike-Able Co-Working Space With Views | @ledgerbentonville | Ledger is a co-working space- but it’s also so much more! At 230,000 square feet, Ledger is designed to meet the community’s evolving needs. That means offering more places to work, play, and gather in the heart of Downtown Bentonville. Step inside to grab coffee, or bike to the top for incredible views. Explore membership if you are interested in working and enjoying the many perks of being a Ledger member.


Hidden Coffee Shop in the Woods | @airshipcoffee | Independently roasting since 2010, the Airship at Coler is a great hang after you’ve been walking or riding the Coler MTB Reserve trails nearby. Doggos are also welcome! Scout Insider tip – if you’re up for a challenge (by that we mean climbing 11 flights of stairs in the middle of the woods…) visit The Rise stairway. It’s definitely a great way to get your body moving!


Colorful Climbing Gym for All Ages | @theclimbgyms | Another great activity for people of all ages, head over to Climb Bentonville for a new kind of climbing experience. In addition to a unique, indoor-climbing facility, Climb Bentonville also offers classes created for all body types and experience levels.


Maude Boutique


SCOUTED | Stylish Women’s Clothing Boutique | @shopmaude | Maude opened it’s doors in 2007, and ever since have been sharing fashionable clothing and accessories! Stop by to explore their curated new spring arrivals.


SCOUTED | Luxury Clothing Retailer | @byrequestnwa | Established in 1996, with the vision of providing a personal shopping experience for every customer, By Request brings high-end, luxury designers to the NWA area.


Apparel and Accessories for Women of All Ages | @shoplabel | Label features premium denim, apparel, shoes, and accessories in a variety of price points and styles. Be sure to visit both their Bentonville and Rogers locations!


Taco and Tamale spread


SCOUTED | The Perfect Blend of Tex-Mex + Arkansas Delta Flavors | @bentonvilletaco | Rooted in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, Taco and Tamale’s dishes radiate with local, seasonal, and Arkansas culinary influences. Each meal is served with southern hospitality in a vibrant, thoughtfully crafted space with a Tex-Mex cuisine history spanning 80 years. Grab the family and get a table in either their Bentonville or Fayetteville location!


SCOUTED | Local Taco and Margarita Purveyor | @locallime | Fresh Mexican fare and craft margaritas in a vibrant, fun atmosphere. A Scout Insider tip – the carnitas tacos are insanely good. The Fresco bowl is another great idea always!


Outdoor Eats + Hangs by the Greenway | @cityparkfayetteville | From the folks that brought us Feed & Folly (and opening soon, Guisinger Cocktail Club on The Square), City Park is the perfect spot to bring the kids, dogs, and all the friends! With a covered patio (and fans!!), this is a great spot to grab a variety of food – tacos, burgers, BBQ, you name it! They also have a great selection of drinks and non-alcoholic options.


Realty + Design Co - The Collective


SCOUTED | High-End Downtown Bentonville Rentals | @realtydesignco | Located across the street from The Momentary and in the art & market district of Bentonville, the folks at Realty Design + Co bring you The Collective on Fifth – a stunning four bedroom house that can host up to ten people and truly has it all! Among the detailed amenities, you’ll be able to experience the art scene of Bentonville without even leaving the property. This is a perfect stay for both hanging with friends and exploring Bentonville with the family.


SCOUTED | Bike-Friendly Hotel | @21cbentonville | Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural center, and home to The Hive restaurant. In celebration of Bentonville’s bike culture, 21C Museum Hotel offers complimentary bike valet, storage and washing station.


SCOUTED | A Quintessential Fayetteville Stay | @Innatcarnallhall | A historic boutique hotel rich in history, yet modern in the ways of comfort and cuisine. The Inn at Carnall Hall offers a special connection. to The University of Arkansas in vibrant Fayetteville. A great staycation spot, or stop-over for a tasty lunch at their own Ella’s Table or happy hour at the Lambeth Lounge.


SCOUTED | Premium Vacation Rentals | @luxury_stay_nwa | Luxury Stay NWA offers premium short-term rentals, vacation rental homes, and executive long-term rental homes in Northwest Arkansas. Their various rentals offer luxurious accommodations with beautiful views of Bentonville. All of their vacation homes will provide a calming environment for their guests – perfect for a Spring Break stay or any staycation!


Salt Health


SCOUTED | Medical, Spa, Fitness | @salthealthnwa | Treat yourself this Spring Break and upgrade your healthcare experience! Become a member at SALT Health to experience direct primary care, an elite fitness center, functional medicine services, group fitness and personal training, and so much more! We highly recommend taking a sauna – you deserve it!


SCOUTED | Functional, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine | @rejuvenatedmedspa | Rejuvenated Medical Spa’s mission is to empower guests with treatments aimed at regaining balance, vitality, and wellbeing – as well as slowing the signs of the aging process. All with a consistently extraordinary experience! They believe that when we can get our bodies and minds in harmony, a more tranquil and fulfilling quality of life can take shape. We couldn’t agree more!

Whatever your Spring Break looks like this year, we hope that you support all the incredible local small businesses in Northwest Arkansas, or wherever your travels take you. Be sure to save this post for when you’re out of ideas – because we’ve got you covered.
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