Weekend Getaway: Crystal Bridges Bentonville

Crystal Bridges Bentonville Outfit Photo Shoot

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!  Christmas… just a few weeks later! This means things will be hectic in our house over the next month and a half. Decorating, family events, get togethers with friends, and holiday travel. Total chaos, but tons of great memories with those we love.

Before this craziness begins, my husband and I snuck in a little getaway to Crystal Bridges Bentonville (Arkansas) this weekend. Just the two of us. We wanted a quick and easy drive and found this little gem located only a couple of hours away from home. It was a departure from our typical options of St. Louis or Kansas City.

The Museum

Crystal Bridges Aerial View

Crystal Bridges – Photo Credit: Museum Excursion

A must see in Bentonville is Crystal Bridges. It’s an art museum with a Frank Lloyd Wright home on the property – very cool. Even though we saw a Picasso and a fairly creepy and eerily lifelike 3D printing of a man, the outdoor art walk was my favorite! A little stroll surrounded with fall colors, sculptures, and other unique pieces of art was a highlight of the getaway. I’m still not really sure where the name Crystal Bridges came from – we did not see a single bridge of crystal – but a stunning place anyhow. Even if the name is deceiving.

Do you like to try new locations for weekend getaways or stick with the places you know and love?  Either way…  if you have time to sneak away with someone close to you before the holidays, do it!

Fall Colors Crystal Bridges Bentonville Arkansas

Dress (easy to pack t-shirt or sweater dress): similar from LuLu’s here or a steal from H&M here | Scarf: exact one from Target here | Shoes (the nude color can be worn with anything and the stacked heel… you can walk for miles without wanting to cry): on sale here from Target or love these by Steve Madden | Earrings here | Bracelet here

Plaid Blanket Scarf Crystal Bridges Bentonville

Crystal Bridges Bentonville Arkansas