Crystal Bridges interior

Bentonville, Arkansas

This artsy city with an outdoor soul (the city has been deemed the Mountain Biking Capital of the World) is a great destination to get inspired for the new year ahead.

What To Do

Head to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Momentary (at the site of an old 63,000-square foot Kraft Foods plant), or just take in the vast array of public art all over town. The Bentonville History Museum just opened in 2022 and is free. Be sure to nosh on some delicious cuisine while you're in town. In 2022, three Bentonville restaurants landed James Beard Award semifinalist nominations: The Hive, The Preacher's Son, and Yeyo's El Alma de Mexico.

Where To Stay

Enhance your artistic journey with a stay at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, a combination boutique hotel/art museum, and cultural center (plus home to the on-site restaurant The Hive) located right on the town square.


Cynthia J Drake, Southern Living