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Explore: Downtown Little Rock

Dine | Entertain | Educate | Indulge

Photography courtesy of Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nestled along the Arkansas River, La Petite Roche boasts more reasons than ever for locals to experience this sophisticated metropolitan. With an eclectic mix of independent boutiques – from bars and eateries to art galleries and specialty shops – there’s something for everyone in this downtown district that reflects the character + charm of the Natural State.

River Market - Junction Bridge
River Market – Junction Bridge

Dine + Drink
Countless bars and restaurants – featuring local craft beer, signature cocktails and lots personality – create the perfect ambience for any gathering. For happy hour with friends or dinner with the family, the chic surroundings at Cache Restaurant impress the most discerning guests; the view from the balcony bar can’t be beat. A River Market staple, Sonny Williams Steak Room continues to provide perfectly seasoned aged Angus steak that does not disappoint. Live music venues welcome regionally and nationally recognized performers from all genres. The newest addition to the entertainment scene, Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, promises a vintage good time. The retro-inspired bowling alley + lounge brings a modern twist to an American classic.

Entertain + Educate
The Capital City offers ample opportunities to live + learn as a local. Arts and culture blend seamlessly into the landscape. From the Arkansas Arts Center to the Old Statehouse and the Clinton Presidential Library – new discoveries invite intrigue. For family fun, the Museum of Discovery has nearly 100 interactive exhibits that impress the young and the young-at-heart. Renowned as one of the premier science and technology museums in the country, summer camps + special events are happening throughout the year.

Celebrating the culture and creators of Central Arkansas, shops and galleries showcase unique designs by local artisans. From fashion to accessories, there are great gift ideas for every generation. Belle Vita Jewelry Owner Brandy McNair curates a specialty shop in the historic Lafayette Building that features more than simply her handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry. Unique inventory includes candles, lotions and potions – sourced from other small businesses – that dazzle + delight. Don’t miss an opportunity to indulge and pamper after a long day (or before an evening out on the town) at Face Your Day Salon and Face Your Day Xpress – this team of experts transform any occasion into extraordinary.

Parking tips: street meters and designated parking areas are accessible + the River Rail Trolley System runs daily

Arkansas River - Junction Bridge
Arkansas River – Junction Bridge


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