Looking for a summer vacation destination that will create lasting memories for your kids? Look no further than downtown Eureka Springs. The Basin Park Hotel, offering a wide range of amenities, is the perfect home base for your family’s exploration of this vibrant town.
There are plenty of exciting activities for kids to enjoy in and around downtown Eureka Springs, all easily accessible from the Basin Park Hotel. Here are some can’t-miss ideas for summertime fun:
- Challenge yourselves to an escape room experience at Escape Room 13.
- Embark on a ghost tour at the Crescent Hotel, become a paranormal investigator at Basin Park Hotel, or join Haunted Eureka Springs for a spooky adventure.
- Ride the Trolley’s for a new perspective of the town.
- Seek thrills at the Eureka Springs Zipline.
- Step back in time with a ride on the Excursion Train or the Dining Car at ES&NA Railway.
- Indulge in a relaxing mother-daughter duet massage or CBD-infused soak at Spa1905.
- Hear the majestic roars at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, home to tigers and other exotic animals.
- Enjoy guest privileges, including access to the Frisco Sporting Club and Crescent Hotel Swimming pool, with your Basin Park activity pass.
- Explore the in-city trails, discovering the 63 springs or biking along the 25 miles of multi-use trails around Lake Leatherwood, The Great Passion Play, and Black Bass Lake.
In downtown Eureka Springs, there’s even more for kids to discover:
- Take a guided hike to Peculiar Things and Remarkable Springs (free for Basin Park Hotel guests).
- Participate in a DIY activity at Crescent Moon Beads, offered exclusively to hotel guests.
- Treat yourselves to ice cream, cupcakes, and cinnamon rolls at Colossal Cupcakes & Cones on Main Street.
- Learn magic tricks at The Magic Shop.
- Delight in a wide variety of candies and sodas at Sugar & Spite.
- Uncover hidden caves such as Basin Spring Bluff Shelter, Rock House “Civil War Hospital,” Cave Spring, and Grotto Spring.
- Capture a memorable moment at Judge Roy Bean’s Antique Photos.
- Visit the adorable bunnies at East By West.
- Relive childhood memories with “vintage” toys at Tee Rex.
- Discover the numerous springs, including Sweet Spring, Harding Spring, Crescent Spring, Little Eureka Spring, Gadd Spring, and Magnetic Spring.
- Go geocaching and hunt for hidden treasures throughout downtown.
- Find a wide selection of board games and card games at Gamemakers.
When it’s time to refuel, downtown Eureka Springs offers fantastic family-friendly dining options within walking distance of the Basin Park Hotel. Some of these include:
- The Balcony Bar & Restaurant
- Parkside Pretzels
- Funnel Cakes
- Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant
- Colossal Cupcakes & Cones
- Mud Street Cafe (known for its unique underground dining experience)
The Basin Park Hotel stands out as an excellent choice for your family’s vacation. In addition to the abundance of nearby activities, the hotel offers a full calendar of daily activities exclusive to its guests. While adults can enjoy whisky and wine tastings, DIY experiences at Spa1905, live music at Jack Rabbetts Whisky Bar, and Cave Wine Tasting, kids can participate in activities like becoming ghost hunters during the Paranormal Investigation, enjoying BOGO Wednesdays, stargazing from the Crows Nest, playing games