Unique, locally owned eateries, like Rosalia’s Family Bakery, are popular destinations in Hillcrest.

The Hillcrest Historic District is located west of downtown along Markham Street and the south leg of Kavanaugh Boulevard. Here you’ll find beautiful neighborhoods as well as a wide variety of boutiques and shops, including local favorites like Hillcrest Designer Jewelry, E. Leigh’s and The Full Moon. For a quick bite or a relaxing dinner, options range from top-notch pizza to upscale Brazilian and French cuisine. Savor delicious food at Damgoode Pies, The Oyster Bar, Ciao Baci, Café Bossa Nova and Kemuri. The outdoor patio at U.S. Pizza Co. is always packed and pet-friendly.

Vince Palermo
Gallery 26 is a mainstay in the Hillcrest arts scene, which has been in business for more than 20 years.

Head southwest from Hillcrest and you’ll find Midtown, the bustling home to an array of big-box shops and restaurants. The Little Rock Zoo (kids love to ride the train and see the penguins!), War Memorial Stadium and War Memorial Golf Course are located here, as is Park Plaza Mall, which is anchored at both ends by Dillard’s.

Across the street, the Midtowne Little Rock shopping center boasts a mix of local and national chains like Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and The Container Store. Visitors and natives alike adore the healthy drinks and eats at I Love Juice Bar, also located here. A stone’s throw away, Park Avenue offers even more in the way of shopping and dining, bringing restaurants like Cheddar’s and Panera Bread and anchor stores like Target to the area.

If you’re craving a burger, look no further than Big Orange. This local favorite is home to a unique burger and beverage menu.

Enjoy the great outdoors at one of the many popular parks in this area—Allsopp, Knoop and War Memorial, which features a splash pad for kids. Allsopp Park, in particular, offers mountain biking, hiking trails and an activity area with a playground and tennis courts.


Things to Do

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
  • Little Rock Zoo
  • Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

Places to Eat

  • Cafe Africa at the Little Rock Zoo
  • Damgoode Pies
  • I Love Juice Bar
  • Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
  • The Oyster Bar
  • Paninis & Company
  • U.S. Pizza Co.
  • Places To Play
  • Hillcrest Fountain
  • Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

Places To Shop

  • Cupid’s Lingerie
  • Hillcrest Designer Jewelry
  • Park Plaza Mall
  • The Safari Trader at the Little Rock Zoo

Places To Stay

  • Guesthouse Inn & Suites