As early as the 18th century, French explorers considered Little Rock a valuable trading center. The region’s outcropping of river stones—known affectionately as “La Petit Roche"—became a well-known landmark for travelers and traders. Today, Arkansas’ capital city brims with historical sites, lush landscapes, and impressive performing arts venues. With small town Southern charm and its fair share of local breweries and elevated comfort food, Wilmington makes it easy to sit back and relax in style. Just east of the expansive Ouaquita National Forest, “River City” will charm you as soon as your flight to Little Rock touches down at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT).
It just so happens that hotels near Clinton National Airport are also a mere pebble’s throw from downtown Little Rock. Comb the nearby Market District for goodies and step back in time at the Old State House Museum. To explore the city without your own wheels, catch Arkansas Transit Association Line 20 bus at the E. Roosevelt & Airport Drive stop, a quick two-minute walk south of the airport terminal. Still, renting a car is your best bet for seeing all Little Rock has to offer. Pick up your rental car keys from the ground transportation counter near the baggage claim and start cruising. You don’t want to fly all this way and miss the Museum of Discovery–remember to explore some presidential stomping grounds while you’re at it.
Little Rock is also known as “Rose City,” and you’ll definitely have a rose of a time while visiting. We’ll find you cheap flights to Little Rock—as well as great deals on hotel accommodations—so you can bundle your vacation reservations to save money and keep your trip simple and relaxing from start to finish.