Things to do this spring in North Little Rock

Spring in North Little Rock

Beauty, relaxation, refreshment awaits in North Little Rock, Arkansas!

A few hours’ drive – especially this year – can feel like a truly reinvigorating getaway. With plenty of outdoor activity, natural beauty, delicious local dining and things to do, you and your crew can count on a fun experience. Come see what we’re up to!

Shop local products and learn more about North Little Rock at the North Little Rock Welcome Center.

Things to Do

Outdoors & Nature

  • Relax at The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park. Free and open to the public, The Old Mill is one of the most beautiful places in Arkansas to enjoy spring color, from cherry blossoms to daffodils, tulips to azaleas.
  • Hike at Emerald Park. For an easy, paved walk, start at the top from Scenic Drive to reach breathtaking views of the cliffs and Arkansas River. For more of a challenge, start at the bottom of the trail at Big Rock Quarry.
  • Experience the Arkansas River with a Rock Town River Outfitters Adventure Guide! Kayak tours are perfect for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.

Art & Culture


One of the great things about North Little Rock is that pretty much everything is family-friendly! Any of the above activities are great for kids as well.


If your dogs are part of your family like ours are, then you’ll love the new Barks & Rec Dog Park! Also check out our outdoor, pet-friendly dining options.

The Old Mill
Murals in downtown North Little Rock
WWII submarine at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Shop the North Little Rock Welcome Center


In North Little Rock, you’re going to find excellent food – whether you are dining in, dining on outdoor patios or ordering to go! Spring is patio weather, and there’s nothing better than enjoying an al fresco meal with friends and family (including the furry ones!).

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Barbecue and Wings

Fine Dining


Local Brews

Authentic Mexican/South American