Every year we have thousands of tourists that make their way to Hot Springs for the Oaklawn Live Horse Races. This year we have even MORE racing since the season is extended until May 4th! The 2019 season started last week & as expected we had a huge influx of people who flooded into Hot Springs to visit Oaklawn! According to the Oaklawn Facebook page, the combined attendance for opening weekend was over 55,000!!!
Oaklawn keeps our town moving and grooving during those would-be off-season months. Now that the season has opened, we always expect heavy traffic & busier restaurants on race weekends. It is a nice change of pace for businesses to transition from the slower winter months to the bustling race season!
This year we will have a smoother transition from race season to our summer tourist season with the extended race season. I am interested to see how positively this will impact the businesses in Hot Springs!
Many patrons who visit Hot Springs for a weekend at the races want a nice place to stay that isn’t a hotel. Every year we fill up our calendars with guests who need a nice, safe location that is fairly close to the track. Luckily, our vacation homes are in the perfect location! We are only 3.6 miles from Oaklawn, located directly on the lake, AND we are in a safe neighborhood. It doesn’t get any better than that!
When you visit Hot Springs, be sure to check out our available homes to see if they will be a good fit for you, your family, & friends! The racing calendar can be found on www.oaklawn.com.
Come enjoy our beautiful town, the lake, and the races!