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Arkansas - The Fun Family Vacation
By: Dwyght Prander

Arkansas is rapidly developing as a family fun vacation destination. With its varied assortment of outdoors as well as indoors activities, it is becoming a delightful store of surprises. It offers great art galleries and theatres for the art lovers and challenging outdoors sports for the energetic.

Arkansas is known as the natural state, and for good reason. With over 600,000 acres of water Arkansas is the beach lover's paradise. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, boat, water ski, parasail, fish, scuba dive, and even house boat. With so many lakes there is no shortage of choices and each lake is a beautiful tribute to the state of Arkansas.

Maybe you are a landlubber who would rather be in the higher elevations. In Arkansas, you can hike, camp, or drive the many hills and mountains. You'll see all kinds of terrain. Also check out the caves and underground caverns. Arkansas is filled with incredible scenery and natural wonders.

If you love golf, then Arkansas is the state for you. A number of world-class golf courses dot the landscape in Arkansas. You can play nine or eighteen holes. Be sure to look for great golf vacation packages.

The art lover and historian will also have plenty of activities in Arkansas. The Civil War battlefields are rich in southern American history. You will also find museums and historic sites rich in local heritage.

Arkansans - the natural state relishes its rich fields and harvests. The locals enjoy life through a large number of exotic festivals. The importance of the harvest can be garnered from the fact that most festivals are centred about the harvest. To enjoy the delicacies of the state, you must participate or at least witness festivals such as watermelon, peach, and tomato festivals. Additionally, there are also festivals that feature delicious foods such as steak, chilli con carne, and even Greek food. All these foodie festivals make Arkansas a culinary aficionados delight.

If music suits your fancy, look for a number of music festivals in this great southern state. The King Biscuit Blues Festivals is one of the largest and most popular outdoor festivals in the United States. When you attend, you will hear the best in blues music. If you prefer, you can also find rock and roll, jazz, classical, and operatic events and venues.

While Arkansas favours the southern style of cooking, foodies can take delight in a wide variety from Asian fusion to Russian. The restaurants are available to suit each pocket and taste. You can select between a fancy five star restaurant or a chilli con carne cook-off.

You may be ready to relax for a few days after enjoying so many diverse activities. There are plenty of spas in Arkansas to pamper you and restore your energy. Many of them offer excellent package deals including massage, facials, and even yoga. You will feel like a new person after spending some quality time at a spa.

Arkansas is a state that is happening and moving on the fast lane. It offers something for everyone - may it be the fabulous luxury spas, the delicacy packed restaurants or the natural beauty that litters the state. Arkansas in now the family fun vacation destination for anyone.

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