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5 Best Weekend Getaways from Little Rock, Arkansas within a 4-hour flight


5 Best Weekend Getaways from Little Rock, Arkansas within a 4-hour flight
5 Best Weekend Getaways from Little Rock, Arkansas within a 4-hour flight

Little Rock, Arkansas, the capital and largest city of the state sits along the Arkansas River, offering a blend of Southern charm, rich history, and modern amenities. Notably known for its role in the Civil Rights Movement, with sites like Central High School and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the city boasts a thriving cultural scene with museums, theaters, and art galleries. The River Market District bustles with restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, while outdoor enthusiasts can explore parks, trails, and the scenic riverfront. Little Rock's unique combination of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a welcoming destination for visitors and a lively home for residents.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers); it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.






Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) - 3 Hour and 20 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Gambling, Hoover Dam, Death Valley National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Partying, more Gambling.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $400+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


Denver, Colorado (DEN) - 2 Hour and 10 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Mountains, beer, National Parks, hiking, clean city, nice people.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round. Ski in the winter. Hike in the summer.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $30+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - 1 Hour and 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Brew pubs, art, nightlife, Mexican food.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Walk some of the BeltLine and stop at stores, bars, and restaurants.





Chicago, Illinois (ORD, MDW) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, bars, sports, rivers!

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • For bourbon enthusiasts, visit Untitled Supper Club on W Kinzie for an incredible speakeasy experience.


Miami, Florida (MIA, FLL) - 2 Hour and 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Beaches, outdoors activities, clubs, restaurants, culture. I just ask that you please please please venture out beyond Miami Beach.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Any time of the year, but best is October - February for perfect weather. Avoid the spring break crowd in late Feb/early March the best you can.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $250+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the following neighborhoods to step away from the "typical Miami": Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Midtown, Edgewater.






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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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