Wednesday, July 2
My husband and I took a long weekend, hit the open road, and headed south to Louisville for a long overdue getaway. We ate great food, did some shopping, enjoyed the warm Kentucky weather, spent loads of time outside and had a blast together. One of the best tips I can give when traveling is to ask around (we did on Facebook) and see if any friends/locals have suggestions on things to do and places to eat in the town you're planning on visiting. We did and got a ton of really great recommendations.
Below are some of the places we loved in Louisville. We had such a great time and will absolutely be back!
Our favorite brunch spot was definitely Gralehaus. The outside patio is decorated not only with lush greenery and flowers, but also hosts a collection of custom stained glass windows. We had an fantastic meal and couldn't resist ordering a slice of chess pie for dessert. YUM!
We stayed at an AirBnB in the Cherokee Triangle neighborhood which borders Cave Hill Cemetery. A friend suggested we check it out (thanks Marcie!), so we stopped by and spent a couple hours exploring all 296 acres of the beautiful Victorian-era cemetery.
For late night cocktails and appetizers, we ventured to The Silver Dollar. I couldn't get enough of their Kentucky Mule cocktail. They create this drink with shaved ice. What a great idea! Definitely something I'll try in the future.
Popped into Nitty Gritty and came away with a rad brown wallet. I tend to shop for less vintage these days, but whenever I'm on vacation I always try and seek out local vintage stores to see what they are carrying. Usually I'll end up getting something that I can't always find in Chicago.
Have you been to Louisville before? What are some of your favorite places to visit?