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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Hot Springs?

You should plan to spend around $182 per day on your vacation in Hot Springs. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $52 on meals
  • $47 on local transportation
  • $199 on hotels

A one week trip to Hot Springs for two people costs, on average, $2,553. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hot Springs cost?

A one week trip to Hot Springs usually costs around $1,277 for one person and $2,553 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hot Springs on average costs around $2,553 for one person and $5,106 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hot Springs will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hot Springs on average costs around $5,471 for one person and $10,942 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hot Springs has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hot Springs expensive to visit?

Prices in Hot Springs are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Hot Springs is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Fort Lauderdale or Lancaster.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hot Springs Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hot Springs?

The average Hot Springs trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hot Springs travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $199
Local Transportation 1 $47
Food 2 $52
Entertainment 1 $30
Alcohol 2 $11 - 33
Accommodation Budget in Hot Springs
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hot Springs is $100. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hot Springs is $199. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hot Springs

Looking for a hotel in Hot Springs? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hot Springs based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $128. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hot Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hot Springs is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $47 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hot Springs.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Hot Springs
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Rental Cars in Hot Springs
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Food Budget in Hot Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hot Springs can vary, the average cost of food in Hot Springs is $52 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hot Springs should cost around $21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hot Springs is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Hot Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hot Springs typically cost an average of $30 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Hot Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $22 on alcoholic beverages in Hot Springs per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Hot Springs on a Budget
Hot Springs Hot Springs, Arkansas
Hot Springs is a popular resort city in central Arkansas. It's location in the Ouachita Mountains make it a convenient base for exploring the area's natural hot springs, from which the city gets its name. The city is also home to Hot Springs National Park, which have long been believed to have healing properties. Today many spas have popped up around the hot springs.

In addition to it's fame as a tourist destination, Hot Springs is also known as the childhood home of the former US President, Bill Clinton.
Hot Springs has a rich history because of its location and the town's nearby hot springs. The city's historical downtown and Hot Springs National Park, with Bathhouse Row, are impressive. Many of the bathhouses closed in the early 1900s with the beginning of modern medicine, but the buildings are still open for tours. There's also a public fountain where you can fill up your water bottles with fresh hot springs water. The downtown area also has a number of art galleries and restaurants. There are also many historical buildings in the area.

Other sights in Hot Springs include the national headquarters for Mountain Valley Spring Water and the accompanying historic Classical Revival building.

Hot Springs also is home to Garvan Woodland Gardens, the city's botanical gardens. A popular museum in town is the Mid America Science Museum.
Hot Springs has seven districts that are of historical significance. The Fordyce-Ricks House Historic District has several buildings and cabins on 37 acres of land. The Pleasant Street Historic District is another area with about 93 buildings that highlight the area's African American community. The Quapaw-Prospect Historic District is near the downtown and has a number of historical residences, and the Whittingtown Park Historic District
Hot Springs has a number of activities that visitors can enjoy. There are walking trails, lakes, and a number of other recreational activities. Head to Oaklawn Race Track to see thoroughbred horse racing.

Hot Springs also has a couple of amusement parks. Magic Springs and Crystal Falls offer rides, water slides, and more.

Finally, Hot Springs National Park is part of the Diamond Lakes region and has a number of fishing tournaments as well as other water sports.
Food and Dining
There are a number of good restaurants in Hot Springs. For a full, historical experience, choose one of the many restaurants that are located in Victorian buildings. Many of these restaurants are found in the Historic Downtown District. You can also enjoy a meal by the lake, or on the main street in town. The meals are local and fresh, and the prices are good.

Like many cities in the southern United States, there isn't a reliable public transportation system in Hot Springs. You really need a car to explore the area. Many places in the downtown area are walkable, but once you're outside of this area a car is required.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.