The place traditionally known as the “City of Love” might be an ocean away from us, but there’s another town much closer to our homes that would like to take the Natural State version of that title: Bentonville.
And for good reason. The Northwest Arkansas city is one of the most beautiful and exciting places in the state as of late, some might say even the entire South. For starters, the scenery is immaculate — from the downtown square to the numerous hiking and biking trails in and around town, that even connect via quick and easy access. Then there are, of course, the art-filled adventures of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary, as well as various other art museums and public art throughout the city.
But a night or two of romance is nothing if not for a place to stay and eat, and Bentonville has plenty of luxurious options as far as that’s concerned. The modern boutique 21c Museum and Hotel is one-of-a-kind and the fine dining options are nearly endless, including the likes of The Hive, The Preacher’s Son and Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie.
Who needs Paris, anyway?