Eureka Springs is one of the truly beautiful places in America that few people have heard about. What always surprises me is how beautiful Arkansas is.
I heard about this quaint, quirky town about 16 years ago. I’d just had a baby. My husband had just left me. I was struggling trying to find a permanent position so that I could gain some stability in my life (not to mention medical insurance).
I needed to get away. I needed breathing space. I needed time for myself, so that I could really just catch my breath and think.
Eureka Springs was it for me. I loved it. Every single minute I spent there was pure joy. I spent three blissful nights sleeping in an attic room of the Cresent Hotel. I parked my car and walked around town. When the hills did me in, I took the Eureka Springs Trolley. I had massages. I had afternoon tea. I read books. I wrote.
It was cathartic.
Since then, I have returned twice. The first time was 11 years ago with my new love (and now husband) for a romantic getaway. The second time was around 6 years ago, with my baby girl (well, not so much a baby anymore..) for a girly getaway.
Eureka Springs has something for everyone.