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Best things to do in Hot Springs

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Spa
“The soak is relaxing and rejuvinating! Grab a local and go on Wednesday to score $10 off your tub, and another $10 for a Facebook like...there is also a spa, and a great river trail just before you get to town. Poke around the hardware store—just a fun outing.”
60 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They have excellent food in a bar atmosphere. The service is excellent too.”
19 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“With outdoor dining right on Spring Creek, this is a great spot to grab a beer. Typical pub food, reasonably priced”
13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Best place for wine, juices/smoothies and has good coffee and ice cream. It could easily be a go to for breakfast fare. All of that, and, it is a gallery that displays some great photography, metalwork, stonework, lotions, oils, candles, etc. It is great if you are looking for a gift to bring back home or just to grab a little afternoon delight. ”
9 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“This is a wonderful place for a romantic, gourmet meal in a sweet historical setting.”
9 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Take a trip to the town of Hot Spring and go rafting or a float. I loved the white water rafting option. The town hosts festivals and is soo cute. Several eateries and pubs. The Appalacian Trial runs by this town and is a favorite for hikers. Very scenic 25 miles drive from the Lemon Drop. ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful views from the cliffs above the river, a moderate, 4-mile hike. Also intersects with the AT (Appalachian Trail).”
7 locals recommend
Roadhouse
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“This is one of our favorites. They really feed you well here and provide excellent service.”
7 locals recommend
Store
“Local Outfitters Known For Hiking Essentials For The Appalachian Trail Hikers. Great Shopping For Outdoor Gear, Recreational Clothing, Dry Goods, Local Books & Good Coffee.”
8 locals recommend
Trail
“Because… nature is better than therapy. Go back in time in the sweet little town of Hot Springs & bring your backpack! An excellent trailhead to the AT is here in the town. ”
4 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
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“Forgot some toiletries when you packed or want to pick up some ketchup or a birthday card? Dollar General is your go to for groceries/supplies unless you can make it to Hot Springs Homegrown & Handmade Market, on the lawn beside the Post Office ( 81 Bridge St), April – October, Saturdays hotspringsmarket.wordpress.com Fresh local food and artisan crafts only accessible on Saturdays, a must drop by if you are in town. A great place to pick up local produce, locally roasted organic coffee, fresh baked treats and locally made gifts. ”
4 locals recommend
Locality
“The Appalachian Trail marches right through town... be sure to take the hike across the river and up, the views are spectacular. The town is cute with some good food too!”
28 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lover's Leap trail begins in Hot Springs down by the French Broad River. It is a great hike.”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small grocery store. You can find most of your basic groceries here, as well as homemade cake by the slice, and an in house sub shop”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Beer and wine. Also if you are 420 friendly and forgot your pipe, they sell them.”
3 locals recommend
Route
1 local recommends