Before you head home for the holidays this fall, consider making a stop in a city that’s got all sorts of fall fun: Texarkana, Arkansas. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, make memories with your furry friend, or have fun with your family, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite ideas for a fall getaway in Texarkana, AR.
Get your caffeine fix before you start the day.
If you’re looking for familiar fall favorites, stop by Starbucks on North State Line Avenue to grab your pumpkin spice or apple-flavored drink of choice. You can also check out Alley Cats Coffee Bar, recently opened and located in a renovated train car. Alley Cats offers different coffee and tea options to suit anyone’s taste. Check out their menu here or visit their Facebook page for more information.
Visit a historical site.
Texarkana, AR, has a past that merits a spot in the history books, and fall is the perfect time to dive deeper into its rich history. From the Municipal Auditorium to the P.J. Ahern Home to the Four States Auto Museum, the city has plenty of stories just waiting to be told. Take some time to visit each spot and do some research before you go! Learn more about them by visiting their Facebook pages and websites or checking out our list of Attractions.
Admire some art– and have an impromptu photoshoot!
Downtown Texarkana has murals by local artists that can double as Instagrammable backgrounds, so snap some pictures to brighten up your social media feed! On the flip side, you can also visit the The Gallery to view a broader spectrum of art from more local artists. Visit the gallery’s website to learn more.
Stretch your legs and give your pup a chance to play, too.
Parks aren’t hard to come by in Texarkana, AR, so feel free to take advantage of that and get outside! Bobby Ferguson Park and Bramble Park both have fishing access spots, as well as playgrounds and trails to explore. Jefferson Park is home to the PetSafe JefFURson Dog Park, which means you have the best excuse to bring your dog with you on your trip. Enjoy the fenced, off-leash dog park and spend some time with your furry friend. Learn more about Texarkana’s parks and all they have to offer here.
If you’ve got some extra time during your trip, we’ve got plenty of local events happening to keep you busy. Don’t forget to check out the food scene and visit some of our other attractions. We can’t wait to see you in Texarkana, AR, this fall!