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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.

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

Every last soul loves to indulge periodically in some sort of forbidden dessert. Whether it’s a rich, fudgy, extra chocolaty triple decker moist cake, a caramel fudge cheesecake or a coconut-pecan German chocolate pie, we all succumb once in awhile. And when we do, it’s great to know that these desserts and much, much more can be found on the... Read more

Exciting holiday events are scheduled from November through the end of December. No one is left out of all the fun No matter your age, there are holiday activities and events that you can enjoy including breakfast with Santa, Christmas tree lightings, Historical Downtown Square lightings, musicals, Christmas movies, symphonies and much, much... Read more

The holiday events are beginning to ramp up all across Northwest Arkansas this weekend.  Holiday bazaars and open houses are giving shoppers an opportunity to shop for Christmas before the crowds descend on shops and stores for last minute shopping.  Other events include live music, fundraisers, Lighting of the Square in Downtown Bentonville and... Read more

This Northwest Arkansas weekend promises a fun time for everyone.  There are plenty of things to do in every conceivable category.  Music, Food, Wine, Plays, Art, Cooking Classes, Veterans Day Parade and much more are all taking place this beautiful, crisp fall weekend. Make your plans now to attend some of these great events... Read more

[one_half] If you haven't taken the time to experience this stunningly beautiful Northwest Arkansas autumn, you're missing out.  It is glorious this year.  Things to do include the much anticipated First Friday: TOYLAND IN Bentonville.  Walmart toy vendors will be allowing kiddos to test out the latest and greatest toys.  Live music, of... Read more

The schedule of events for this weekend in NWA is loaded with music, Halloween parties and October fests of all sorts and a huge variety of other Fall activities. There's literally something for everyone including a Blues Challenge, a Broadway Sing A Long - Rocky Horror Picture Show, a Birthday Party at 211 and much, much more. For a complete... Read more

It's Autumn, that special, wonderful time of year when leaves begin to fall and change from various shades of green to vibrant yellows, oranges and reds.  Fall is when the amazing craft fairs of NWA entice us to stroll from tent to tent to see what is different this year or to look for that certain vendor that specializes in one-of-a-kind items... Read more

Events and activities are taking place all over Northwest Arkansas this weekend.  Annual fall events like the Hillberry Music Festival, 10th Anniversary SPArty, Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, Vintage Market Days NWA Area Event and the 11th Annual 2017 Nash Back At Ya Monster's Ball are all on tap as well as many, many more.  In addition,... Read more

The cool, crisp evening air that settles down over the Ozarks during the fall every year makes Northwest Arkansas the perfect backdrop for the many annual Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and fun Halloween Events.  It's time to pick out or design a costume, and it's time to schedule to attend one or some of the many exciting NWA Halloween activities... Read more