With another long weekend coming up and the last couple weeks of summer around the corner, Labor Day is the perfect time for a getaway or a staycation. Texarkana, Arkansas, offers a historic downtown, dog-friendly spaces, and access to the great outdoors– all right next to each other.
If you don’t already have plans for Labor Day weekend, come spend it in Texarkana, AR! You and your family can enjoy Millwood Lake, hang out downtown, or relax at any of our parks. In case you need more ideas, here are five ways to spend the long weekend in our city.
Explore historic downtown on Saturday.
Grab your family or friends and check out all downtown Texarkana, AR, has to offer. If you’re looking for a cool photo op, head to the State Line Post Office and take a picture standing in two states at once. The Four States Auto Museum, the Municipal Auditorium, and the 1894 Gallery are all historic and popular destinations that are worth exploring. Learn more about them and other great places to visit on the Attractions page.
Sundays were made to be lake days.
We may not make the rules here, but we think Sundays should be spent at the lake. Head out to nearby Millwood Lake to soak up the sun and admire the view, too! Spanning over 29,000 acres, the lake is also home to some of the best bass fishing in the country. Visit the Millwood Lake Guide Service Facebook page for information on fishing trips. When you've worked up an appetite, come back to Texarkana, AR, for a delicious meal and a fun evening in the Rail Yard Entertainment District.
Spend the whole weekend eating like a local.
Good food should always be a staple when you travel, but Texarkana, AR, has some pretty iconic places to eat. From Hopkins Icehouse to Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant to RazorDogs Hotdogs, the local food scene is stacked with great restaurants and fun food trucks. Visit our Food Scene page to learn more about some of the best food around town.
Celebrate with your dogs on Monday.
Labor Day doesn’t have to be a holiday just for humans. Many of our downtown restaurants have dog-friendly patios and the PetSafe JefFURson Dog Park is the perfect place to give your furry friend some time to relax or romp around. Learn more about our parks and see why Texarkana is a dog-friendly destination.
Stop by the entertainment district before you head home.
Visiting the Rail Yard Entertainment District is the perfect way to cap off a long weekend. Anyone aged 21 or older can spend time sampling food and drinks from a number of local restaurants and bars Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. It also includes a few restaurants with dog-friendly patios and spans five blocks in downtown Texarkana, AR. Click here to learn more about the entertainment district.
With the perfect blend of history, entertainment, and dog-friendly fun, Texarkana, Arkansas, is a great place to spend a long weekend. We’d love to see you this Labor Day, so come visit us! For more information, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.