A Long Weekend Getaway In Loo-uh-vul, Kentucky

8 THINGS TO DO

  1. Walk or jog across The Big Four Bridge over the Ohio river (when you make it to the other side, you are actually in Indiana) 
  2. Take a Brandy Tour at Copper & Kings Distillery
  3. Check out the art at 21C Museum Hotel. (Louisville was the first)
  4. Walk around the Old Louisville Historic District. The restored Victorian mansions are just beautiful.
  5. Buy a ticket to a Behind the Scenes Walking Tour at Churchill Downs.
  6. Check out The Muhammad Ali Center
  7. Catch The Speed Art Museum-- they show Kentucky art, Native American artifacts and contemporary works in a sleek modern building.
  8. Picnic at Shady Central Park.
  9. Walk around NULU --so many boutiques and restaurants.
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3 things to buy

  1. Batches of handmade soap at Butchertown Market
  2. Brandy flavored coffee and cream sodas at Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery
  3. Something local from Revelry Boutique Gallery

I needed to see what all the buzz was about for myself. So Lin and I had a long weekend in Louisville!! 

And with the Kentucky Derby oh so close.......well, this should come in handy.

WHAT TO WATCH BEFORE YOU GO

  • Secretariat
  • The Ides of March
  • Seabiscuit
  • The Insider
  • Elizabethtown
  • Rainman
  • Goldfinger

 

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9 Places to Eat & Drink

  1. The Mayan Cafe for dinner. (make a reservation)
  2. The Weekly Juicery for cold pressed juice
  3. Louisville Cream (some of the best ice cream I have tasted)
  4. Royals Hot Chicken (get the broccoli salad)
  5. Get a chocolate chip cookie and Please and Thank you
  6. Have wine and desert at Nouvelle
  7. Enjoy a craft cocktail at Lola in Butchertown for happy hour
  8. Butchertown Grocery for dinner. The Gnocchi and bourbon barrel smoked grits are to die for. 
  9. Drinks at Proof & Main.
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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

Catch a live jazz performance with some great drinks in a super charming intimate space below a sandwich shop at Jimmy Can't Dance

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