THE FULLEST Guide to Northwest Arkansas
Although some may not recognize the city of Bentonville by name, this Northwest pocket of Arkansas offers much more than one may assume! Tara Loop, CEO of Kelly Green, a female founded startup in Bentonville, plays tour guide for THE FULLEST. She oversees Bentonville’s first healthy food concept, Sunny’s, and hosts mindful events at SunnyDays. She is on a mission to bring mindfulness, support, and well-being to the community.
For those visiting or planning a trip soon, be sure to jot down some notes as Tara shares her beloved places to stay, eat, shop, and visit.
For those looking for an Airbnb stay, this 125-year-old barn, recently transformed into a modern living space, is for you! It’s steps away from world-class mountain biking trails and close to downtown. You will fall in love with its Southern charm and never want to leave!
These newly built, modern townhomes are a great option for those seeking access to downtown and close proximity to Crystal Bridges.
This beautifully curated organic and local spot offers an array of salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and sips! Sunny’s food is always made in-house from scratch (with love). There are never any added sugars, preservatives, or questionable ingredients — they even make their own nut milks. They offer gluten and vegan-friendly options!
This is a must-stop at the Farmer’s Market! There are no organic certifications in the state of Arkansas, so it can be difficult to find organic farmers. However, Prairie Woods Farms goes above and beyond — they grow organic produce year-round, and you can always trust that their goods are pesticide & GMO-free!
Inspired by the Santa Monica stairs, this beautiful staircase is an ergonomic running space in the middle of a beautiful nature preserve. The journey ascends 185 steps (equal to 11 flights of stairs). For all the mamas, please note that strollers are prohibited (along with bikes and scooters).
These hot springs are located on the largest quartz crystal grid in the world! Although three hours south of Bentonville, these are truly worth the visit. You can find crystal mining (Avant Mining) and meditate at the Vortex. It is a magical place with a rich history. Stay at The Reserve, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ouachita, and visit one of the many bathhouses on Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs.