(BPT) - Americans are searching for ways to maximize their vacation dollars while creating memorable experiences. For adults, the most common options are all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean that are often quite expensive.
But there’s another place to consider: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas.
If you are ready to take fun and excitement to another level, Oaklawn is the place to be.
For more than a century, Oaklawn has been known as one of the premiere horse racing facilities in the country. Legendary thoroughbreds like Smarty Jones and American Pharoah started their journey to the triple crown at Oaklawn.
And after 107 years of racing, the 2022 season represents a new era.
Racing at Oaklawn will begin earlier than ever and last longer. For the first time ever, live meet racing began in December and will last through May 8. The world’s fastest horses, winningest jockeys and legendary trainers will race for the most money ever at Oaklawn — $45 million in purses, which includes four stakes races of $1 million or more.
Patrons can watch the races from the grandstand, or from the comforts of one of the many trackside rooms available at Oaklawn Hotel, which is located alongside the track. You can do it all from your room — watch the races, order food and place bets. With 198 luxury rooms and two presidential suites, those who stay at Oaklawn will receive all the features of a world-class hotel.
When the horses aren’t running, visitors can enjoy first-class entertainment.
The casino at Oaklawn features more than 28,000 square feet of gaming space with 1,500 slot machines and 33 gaming tables. Additionally, a High Limits area includes three high limits blackjack tables and more than 80 slot machines. There’s a winner every day at Oaklawn and the proceeds are re-invested into horse racing to grow the purse pot.
But there’s more.
Some of the world’s most famous musical and comedy acts perform at Oaklawn’s 15,000-square-foot event center. Already this year, Oaklawn has hosted country music star Sara Evans, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and the legendary band The Commodores.
To celebrate the holidays, Martina McBride will be bringing her show The Joy of Christmas to Oaklawn on December 10.
If relaxation is what you desire, then schedule a visit to the luxurious Astral Spa, which features the finest amenities. A needle shower, which represents the history of the iconic Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park, provides therapeutic relief to aching muscles. Patrons will also enjoy a Himalayan Salt Wall, infrared sauna and treatments that utilize locally sourced gemstones.
But there’s even more fun and adventure that await you outside the resort in beautiful Hot Springs.
From Oaklawn, you are minutes away from historic Hot Springs National Park where you can soak in the soothing bathhouses along Bathhouse Row and hike the trails through the park.
You will also be in close proximity to 11 lakes, 30 miles of hiking and biking trails and nine golf courses.
There’s so much to do and it’s easy to get started. Just simply go to www.oaklawn.com and book your trip. Let Oaklawn be the hub for an Arkansas vacation you’ll remember for a lifetime.