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When it comes to family-friendly options and great summer getaways, look no further than Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and  The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.   Check out these great activities for kids, teens, and adults from America’s Most Haunted Hotel and make it a summer to remember.

Ghost Hunting – The Crescent, known as “America’s most haunted hotel”, offers nightly ghost tours giving patrons a chance to meet the “guests who checked out but never left”.   Kids love the thrills and parents enjoy the tales.  Kids ages 5-12 will love our new Kids Ghost Tour just for them. Serious ghost hunters will enjoy the Expert and Expanded Tour.

Hiking and Mountain Biking – With the Crescent’s “front door” trailhead, guests can put on their hiking shoes and/or pump up the air in those mountain bike tires and easily
move to a network of off-road trails.

Family Resort Pool--The resort swimming pool offers a refreshing retreat for families in search of a cool and relaxing escape. Accessible through the back veranda from the lobby level, our pool area also features convenient amenities such as a heated dressing area with pool towels. Starting from Memorial Weekend, the pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Dining – La Cena in the Crystal Dining Room serves up delectable home-cooked Italian dishes.   Everyone is treated as part of the family here, and with big tables and shareable entrees, you will all feel welcome!    On the fourth floor,  SkyBar Gourmet Pizza treats its guests to breathtaking views and an abundant atmosphere. Known for the “almost world-famous” Crescent Calzone, the Sky Bar menu includes gourmet pizzas with our signature crust, wings, and salads.

Frisco Sporting Club – This is the perfect place to spend the evening!!  Compete with your friends or family at hatchet throwing, cornhole, horseshoes, giant chess or checkers, Jenga, or bocce ball.   Or just relax on the Frisco swings, and enjoy our outdoor concert series, food, and drinks!

New Moon Spa – Get your mind-body connection in check with a visit to the New Moon Spa.   The spa has numerous options for full-body self-care, including a range of massages, facials, and body treatments.  Add to it a yoga class on the spa lawn, a tanning session, Peloton bike, our infrared sauna, or soak in the outdoor hot tub.

Pet Friendly-We warmly welcome pets, ensuring a delightful stay for your furry companions. Take a scenic trail from our doorstep to reach the Eureka Springs Dog Park and Harmon Park playground.

Daily Resort Activities–Crescent Hotel Resort Activities are full of fun with programming that includes:

  • Big Games – Back porch & Frisco
  • Dive-in Movie at the Pool
  • Haunted Room Tour
  • Smores & Stars
  • Crescent Hotel History Tour
  • Shot of the Day at the Daisy BB Gun Range
  • Historical Hiking Tour
  • Midden Tour
  • Crescent Picnic
  • Self-Guided Hiking Tour
  • Yoga Flow for All
  • Peloton Bikes & Woodway Treadmill
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool |

Year-Round Fun
During the winter months, guests can enjoy a unique experience as the pool transforms into a “Hot Pool,” meticulously maintained at a comfortable temperature of 95+ degrees. The holiday season brings a delightful array of festivities, including the popular Teddy Bear Tea, gingerbread house making, and what better way to celebrate the season than with brunch alongside Santa himself? Additionally, visitors can lace up their skates and glide across the ice during the months of January and February, as the hotel offers a charming ice skating rink that adds a touch of winter magic to the experience. With these year-round activities, the Crescent Hotel promises memorable moments for guests of all ages.


More about Eureka Springs

A Historic Mountain Town nestled between Three Lakes and Two Rivers

Eureka Springs Attractions Galore – Eureka Springs has dozens of family attractions that are near the Crescent Hotel and make a summer vacation complete.  The shortlist includes The Great Passion Play, Intrigue Theater, Downtown Underground Tour, Eureka Springs Tram Tour, Escape Room 13, Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge, Quigley’s Castle, War Eagle Cavern, Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Onyx Cave Park, Cosmic Cavern, and The Basin Park Hotel Paranormal Investigation!  See all the Things to Do in Eureka Springs.

The Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
Kayak, canoe, fish, and swim – Numerous water spots, big and small, are in and around Eureka Springs and are only minutes from the hotel.  Hiking, fishing, and kayaking are available at Lake Leatherwood City Park and Black Bass Lake.  For those desiring “big water,” Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake are adjacent to Eureka Springs.  For Beaver Lake,  Starkey Marina is less than ten miles west of downtown.  Holiday Island Marina is 8 miles north and services Table Rock Lake.




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