Hot Springs National Park is actually within the city...In the Golden Age of "taking the waters" (late 19th century) it was quite the place to go. Many Bathouses on what is know as Bathouse Row.
Up the hill, behind Bathhouse Row, as it is called, is a lovely laid brick promenade. We walked it and thought about what we had read about and seen period photos about. It was very popular for the turn of the century crowd to dress up all fancy and walk this promenade after their water therapies. The photos looked like “In my Easter Bonnet”. Damn...I was sorry I did not bring my hat with the peacock feathers!!
We did a great package of spa treatments...a hour massage, 20 minute facial, 20 minute foot scrub and wrap and a bath for two in a private tub with the hot springs mineral water.
Afterwards, we undid all the health aspect of our treatments and went to Stubby’s BBQ, (since 1952), for ribs and pulled pork. Awesome baby back ribs spice rubbed and smoked forever and served dry with sauce on the side, Memphis style. Yum