For breakfast, try the Hive at 21c Museum Hotel, which features refined country cooking created by chef and Arkansas native, Mathew McClure.

After breakfast, view the art collection in the hotel. Regardless of where you stay in Bentonville, make it a point to see this hotel’s collection of art, which is available 24/7.

Hop on over to Bentonville Square and shop some of the art galleries and boutique shops on the square and down the side streets.

Afterward, get some deep relaxation at the Studio Salon and Day Spa. Relax to your heart’s content by escaping life’s day-to-day stress for an hour… an afternoon… all day!

Eat lunch at the Red Onion Espressoria where the Grilled Atlantic Salmon is to die for and the staff is efficient and friendly to every customer who comes through the door.

Check out the calendar to see if any of Bentonville’s festivals are in progress. The arts and crafts festivals are some of the best in the world. If no festivals or special events are in progress, visit the Museum of Native American History, the Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens or the Compton Gardens.

For an afternoon treat visit Bizzy B’s Bakery or head on over to Bentonville Square and get some coffee or an afternoon drink at the Pressroom

Try Tavola Trattoria specializing in creative Italian American cuisine for dinner. Customers rave about this place: “Love this place…” and “The Pizza Tavola makes my heart flutter…” are just a couple of the nice comments I’ve heard about this lovely little restaurant.

As an alternate to Tavola Trattoria, take in Tableside Theatre, a company of writers, actors and directors that bring live theater to restaurants and events. You get a great dinner and a show for $52.