How to get there
The lowest round-trip air fare between Boston and Little Rock, Ark., at press time was $354 on American Airlines.
What to do
Find information about Little Rock at www.littlerock.com.
Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
1200 President Clinton Ave.
This is the 11th presidential library in the National Archives system. Adults $7, seniors $5, children $3, under 6 free.
Little Rock Central High School
2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
A key site in US civil rights history, where, in 1957, President Eisenhower sent the Army's 101st Airborne Division to escort nine black students past Arkansas National Guard troops who were blocking their entry. Free.
Old State House
300 West Markham St.
Now a museum of Arkansas history, the building erected from 1833-1842 is where Clinton announced his bid for the presidency in October 1991. Free.
Where to stay
3 Statehouse Plaza
Newly renovated. A small flock of trained ducks marches to the lobby fountain at 11 a.m. daily. Weekend getaway rates starting at $160.
11 West Markham St.
Elegant and stately, established in 1876 and for decades the place to stay in Little Rock. Rooms from $129.
625 West Capitol Ave.
Offers kitchenettes and Jacuzzis. No website, but brochures boast of free high-speed Internet access. Rooms from $68.
Where to eat
Doe's Eat Place
1023 West Markham St.
A family-style steak joint that was a favorite hangout of the 1992 Clinton campaign. Try the tamales and shrimp. A satiating dinner for two, about $100.
323 President Clinton Ave.
One of 10 locations in the South, with more than 200 beers on the menu, including 75 on tap. Pizza, sandwiches, appetizers $5-$14. Monday-Thursday, Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday till 2 a.m.; closed Sunday.
Nu Cuisine Lounge
225 East Markham St.
Little Rock's answer to a sleek Southern California nightspot, with white linens and blue glasses on the tables. The fare from chef Paul Novicky ranges from cumin-scented chicken breast at $14 to black skillet beef and ribs with ancho barbecue sauce for $23.