Great schools, thriving economy, job opportunities, and beautiful landscapes are just a handful of the many reasons why Northwest Arkansas is a top rated place to live in the US. Even the entertainment is quickly becoming a hot ticket item for relocators and longtime residents alike. Really, there isn’t a season in which there is a lull in recreational choices, but summer definitely has the most variety. The weather is nice and warm and whether you’re looking for something adventurous in the great outdoors or needing a break from the heat outside altogether, there’s something for everyone to do in Northwest Arkansas this summer!
Lakes, rivers and trails oh my! No matter the terrain you are looking for, it’s only a short drive from anywhere in NWA. Beaver lake is a popular spot to spend a day on the water. Boat rentals are available all over the lake’s border. Arkansas is also home to an abundance of state parks that feature accommodations for fishing, hiking, biking, camping and more! Check out this guide to the outdoors in our area!
In the winter months, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that NWA can get hot, but boy can it! Just recently we have had heat indexes climbing over 100 degrees and it’s only June. One of the most favored ways to escape the heat is by taking a nice cool dip in a pool. If you’re looking to relax poolside this summer but not sure which one fits your needs, check out this list of places to swim, splash and stay cool in NWA this summer.
If you’re a parent, you know all too well that the summer means more than just warmer days. Your kids are now out of school and you’re looking for ways to keep them entertained for at least a couple of months. Lucky for us, there are lots of camps and activities for children in NWA and this summer, many of them are back in person! Check out this list of great camps in NWA this summer, there is something for every interest!
In 2014, Walmart officially opened local outdoor concert venue, the AMP, and has since hosted hundreds of popular musical acts and events. This year alone, Lady A, Chicago, The Avett Brothers and Luke Bryan are set to take the stage. Don’t miss the lineup of great acts and events set to take place at the AMP this summer. You can view them all and purchase tickets at this link.
Don't miss out on all of the fun to be had this summer in our corner of the natural state!