Dates: April 10-12, 2020
3 Days with 4 Meals
- Round-trip Motor Coach Transportation
- Two Nights Lodging at the newly renovated Hotel Hot Springs in historic Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Hotel Shuttle available for local transportation
- Full Breakfast each morning plus one dinner and one lunch
- Special prize for the most original handmade Derby hat
- Group reserved seating in Oaklawn’s Arkansas Room including the Chef’s Buffet
- Racing Program
- Time to explore Downtown Hot Springs and Oaklawn’s Casino
“….AND THEY’RE OFF!!”
Participate in the pomp and spectacle of the ARKANSAS DERBY, the Ozarks’ premiere horseracing event. Stay at one of the modern hotels just off Central Avenue, enjoy door-to-door shuttle service from the hotel to Oaklawn Park or the downtown strip for shopping and dining. Feast on a day-long buffet in the Arkansas Room with inside comfortable seating and a great view of the track.
If you tire of the racing, try your hand at the Casino located at the track. Make plans for a night on the town at one of the fine restaurants or a soothing spa treatment in the thermal pools. Come home a winner with good friends, good food and plenty of action in beautiful Hot Springs.
Trip Protection: $87/pp – Double and Single
Deposit: $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: February 25, 2020
Don’t delay in making your reservation. This tour will sell out!
Day 1, April 10, 2020
Depart Springfield aboard our handsome blue bus for a special weekend in Hot Springs. Following an early dinner in Bryant AR, we’ll continue through the hills to Hot Springs. Once we check in to our Hotel, there’s time to explore downtown Hot Springs or venture over to Oaklawn Park for a little Casino action or to pick up some “Tip Sheets” for tomorrow’s racing action. Finish the evening with the Tour Escort and a little wine & cheese, while discussing which horse or jockey to bet on. Don’t forget to vote on the most original and creative Derby hat! (D)
Day 2, April 11, 2020
Enjoy a full, hot made-to-order breakfast at the hotel. Then board the coach for a quick ride to Oaklawn Park. We’ll have plenty of time to explore the clubhouse, note where we can place our bets, and find our way to the Arkansas Room. Inside, protected from the weather, be assured of a comfortable afternoon, but you’ll be more than welcome to venture outside to the rail to cheer on your winners. After the last race, take the coach back to the hotel or hire a stretch limo to take you and your winnings home 😊. Another evening free to grab a snack, shop the boutiques or just relax at the hotel. (B,L)
Day 3, April 12, 2020
After a second morning meal at the hotel, we’ll load the coach for the trip home. Enjoy the beautiful Arkansas scenery as we share our pictures and our stories about our weekend in Hot Springs and all the fun people we met. Make plans now for another Sunnyland adventure – we’ve got something for everyone. (B)
Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys. Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group. If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance. Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event. Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.