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The Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide publishes the widely popular Best of Northwest Arkansas, Top 10 Magazine. It is available both online and in print. It is a great way to experience the Best of what NWA (Bella Vista, Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale and the wonderful smaller communities) has to offer. Check out our online version below.

The Best of Northwest Arkansas Top 10 welcomes you to its 8th edition of the top 10 lists businesses can’t pay to be on. Thanks to you, our valued readers, the magazine continues to grow each and every month. Our powerful social media network, which is adding new followers at breakneck speed, makes it possible for us to engage our target market literally instantaneously. Avid readers can’t wait for each new issue’s release so they can find out about the top places to stay, play and dine in NWA.

Of course everyone wants to know how we choose the winners for our Top 10 lists, and while the actual formula is proprietary, simply put, we use an algorithm that is based on thousands of online reviews, select reader polls and the undercover experiences of members of the NWATravelGuide.com’s street team. The street team is like a group of mystery shoppers. Using this three pronged research method, we are able to sort and select with considerable certainty the Top 10 in any particular category.

As you know, the Top 10 magazine is free for our readers enjoyment. While we do accept advertising, no business can pay to be on one of our Top 10 lists. This practice avoids even the hint of impropriety, and establishes our lists as reliable sources for the best of what Northwest Arkansas has to offer in more than 60 categories.

If a business appears on one of our lists, it means that you, the consumer, can expect a delightful experience when you choose to frequent that particular business. This is a wonderful way to showcase NWA’s outstanding places to eat, play and stay. When visitors experience what we have to offer, they are sure to return, and they’re also sure to spread the word about our amazing corner of the state.

This issue features eateries, holiday things to do, and awesome places to stay. Visitors, newcomers and residents alike can use the magazine as a convenient guide for discovering excellent restaurants, accommodations and exciting things to do.

All existing categories have been updated, and we’ve also added some terrific new ones:

Christmas Events
Restaurant/Pub Game Nights
Birthday Party Places
Budget Eating
Hidden Treasures
New Restaurants

The entire staff at the Best of Northwest Arkansas Top 10 would like to thank our readers for their loyalty and support. We couldn’t do what we do without you, and that’s a fact. Please let us know if your would like to submit a category for consideration. This is your magazine, if you have a suggestion, we’d like to hear about it.

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Weekly,  we also publish a List of Things to do in Northwest Arkansas via this site and social media. It contains a variety of events including festivals, live music, performing arts and other fun interesting activities throughout NWA.  Be sure to Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for the latest and the greatest for all things NW Arkansas.

There are a plethora of fun things to do, see, taste and enjoy here. Below is a sampling of the best.

The holidays are in full swing now, and Northwest Arkansas is alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.  Every imaginable holiday activity and event is on the schedule for this weekend.  Live music, dance, ornament decorating, Santa pics, Art, Beer Releases and much, much more are on the list.  Take a couple of minutes now to look... Read more

There's no shortage of holiday events and activities scheduled for Northwest Arkansas this weekend.  No matter your interest, you'll find plenty to do including live music, holiday celebrations and open houses, fundraisers, parades and so much more.  Take the time right now to plan to attend some of these wonderful seasonal things to... Read more

Tacos come in an endless variety now and everything from a traditional taco of meat, cheese and lettuce to gourmet tacos containing a vast array of ingredients. Basically they are composed of either a flour or corn tortilla filled with other ingredients. All Mexican food restaurants serve tacos, but in recent years most restaurants have added... Read more

Northwest Arkansas has many little, out-of-the-way hidden treasures dotted throughout the area. Who doesn’t enjoy discovering for the first time delightful, unique shops and stores that promise to be lifelong gems that you’ll return to again and again? Below are the Top 10 hidden treasures in Northwest Arkansas. B E N T O N V I L L... Read more

The Christmas holiday season is everywhere apparent this weekend including live music, open houses, concerts, plays, shopping, parades and much, much  more.  Just look through the list below and schedule the events and activities that best suite your fancy: [one_half] Thursday, November... Read more

This simple food is plant-based including vegetables, nuts, fruits, grains, beans, seeds, spices and olive oil. Rich in fish, chicken and legumes, Mediterranean cuisine offers a healthy way to eat. Restaurants specializing is this delicious food are scattered throughout Northwest Arkansas. Check the Top 10 list below for an outstanding... Read more

What better way to sharpen your mind and have fun at the same time than to play Trivia at one of the local Northwest Arkansas restaurants/pubs offering Trivia nights. If you’re looking for something fun to do in the early or middle part of the week, pit your memory skills against other patrons, have a burger and a couple of cold ones. Check... Read more

New restaurants are opening at a breakneck pace in Northwest Arkansas, making it difficult to identify and select the Top 10, however, having said that, our ability to have our mystery diners check them out yields an accurate list of the best new restaurants in NWA. Make it your goal this quarter to dine at some of the restaurants on the Top 10... Read more

If you don't have it already, this is a good weekend to get some holiday spirit.  This weekend is filled with special holiday events including Thanksgiving where you can eat til you pop, Open Houses, Black Friday, Christmas on the Creek, Little Craft Fair, Handmade Winter Market and Small Business Saturday where you can shop til you drop, and all... Read more

In a hurry, but don’t want to settle for fast food? The amazing food trucks - North offer taste tempting food that rival the best in brick and mortar restaurants. Many are chef driven, and post a menu to please even the most discriminating taste. Check out the Top 10 list below to find a food truck near your home or work space. B E N T O... Read more