Step into the New Year with an escape to Bentonville, Arkansas. Our mild winters, outstanding museums, and award-winning trails make for an ideal getaway from your winter grind.  Here’s your guide to planning a great visit this season:

Things To Do 

Fun for Kids (and all ages):

This guide is chock full of fun for kids, but here’s a short list of sure-fire destinations that will get the kids in your group moving, learning, and having fun:  


Explore Museums

Chilly, winter days call for leisurely museum strolls, and in Bentonville you have options! Immerse yourself in art, science, history, and more. Get acquainted with the range of our museums in our Museum Roundup

Here’s a short overview of what’s on this season:


Enjoy the Outdoors

Bundle up and enjoy a nature hike or bike ride through our miles of trails. From Coler Mountain Bike Preserve to the Slaughter Pen Trails, you’ll find inspiration in the beauty of the Ozark landscape.  Here are just a few options:

  • Enjoy a hike through the trails of Crystal BridgesCompton Gardens and Arboretum, or Osage Park. Keep your eyes and ears open for native bird wildlife and art along the trails.

  • Spend a morning basking in the beauty of Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, strolling their main path to the Rise, or biking their 19 miles of trails. Bonus: Airship at Coler is tucked along the trail, and makes for a great stop to refuel and refresh.

  • Need ideas to make your New Year’s resolution a reality? Check out our DIY Wellness Retreat guide.

Where to Eat


Explore Our Dining Guide  

No matter what you’re looking for, our new and improved online dining guide is the perfect resource to navigate dining in Bentonville. Not only does it have all the eateries you can find, but it’s categorized by location, cuisine, and type of dining. Check it out here

Prefer to use a print map? We’ve got you covered with our Dining Guide brochure, available for pick up at our Visitors Center: 406 SE 5th Street, Suite 6.. 

2023 Eatery Round Up 

Choosing between all the dining options Bentonville offers is no easy feat. If it were up to us, we’d list the whole town! Dive into our 2023 Eatery Round Up blog to see our list of places to enjoy based on what was popular last year. 


Places to Stay

Home rentals and hotels alike abound around Bentonville. Trying to decide where to stay? Here are some tips:

  • If you’re looking to fly into town and then walk or bike, we recommend 21c Museum hotel or vacation rentals in the Downtown and Market area, as you see here.

  • Driving in? Great! Take your pick of hotels throughout Bentonville, and simply park downtown, here’s a map of downtown parking options.  

See more places to stay here.

Plan Your Visit

If you need additional help planning your visit, check out our DIY mix-and-match itinerary builder!

Stay in the know about what’s happening in Bentonville by signing up for eNews updates here, and check out our blog This Weekend in Bentonville the week of your visit for a roundup of events happening when you’ll be in town.



We’re happy to help you with any additional information needed during your stay in Bentonville. Our Visitor’s Center is open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. Stop by and see us at 406 SE 5th Street, Suite 6.