Little Rock was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state’s geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the “Little Rock” (French: La Petite Roche) by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s
I’ve been thinking of blogging about our travels for awhile now… and thought what better place to start than with my home state’s capitol. While I’ve been to Little Rock SEVERAL times over the last few years, I have one trip in particular that I’m going to share with you.
On December 30th of last year (2017) we decided to take a day trip to Little Rock just to do some “fun stuff” and get out of town. My brother and sis-n-law went with us and we had a great time!
Our first stop was Rock Town Distillery. I’d never heard of this little whole in the wall place before, but when looking up some things to do it popped at me. For just $7 you get a tour of their distillery and to sample ALL of their products. They have a little bit of everything from Whiskey, Gin, Vodka, Rum, and even some Moonshine. What a fun experience it was! They’ve since moved to a bigger building and we definitely plan to return sometime soon.
We went right after Christmas so they had a barrel “tree” up and a few Christmas lights hanging around.
Our next stop for lunch was Dugan’s Pub. My husband loved their fried jalapenos. We also got the sampler and that was delicious as well as filling! In the past I had gotten a burger (great burgers), so I decided to go with the Finnegan’s Nachos (plane jane, picky eater here), and they were DELICIOUS.
Next we headed to the Arkansas Skatium for some Ice Skating.
A little back story… I had NEVER been before and had been telling my husband since day one of us being together that I’d always wanted to go. Well, our little town of Jonesboro, AR had put up a “fake” skating rink the last 2 years that he refused to take me to because it “wasn’t real ice”. I told him to find somewhere with real ice then and to take me… and he did!
This place was awesome! Not only do they have an ice skating rink, but a regular skating rink as well. We ice skated first and it got a little chilly, so we went over to the regular rink to warm up. Then we ice skated some more before leaving. It definitely lived up to what I expected it to be. Overall, even with my clumsy self falling, it was so much fun!
For dinner we met some friends at Bar Louie in North Little Rock, it was great! Hubby got the Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger while I went with a simple bacon cheeseburger, but I must say it was delicious.
Lastly, we headed over to Sherwood, AR for the last night (for 2017) of the Enchanted Forrest Trail of Lights. They were beautiful, and I was glad to have gotten to see some Christmas lights after not getting to before Christmas.
A few other places we’ve been and enjoy in Little Rock..
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, David’s Burgers, Big Whiskey’s.
River Market Shopping/Strolling
We love to go to a good concert at the Revolution Music Room
The Little Rock Zoo is pretty awesome
I hope this gives some insight for if you’re in/around Little Rock for a day. Or just want to make a trip for the heck of it.
“I think I’m on a roll, here in Little Rock.” – Collin Raye