With summer vibes still months away, it might be tough to imagine taking a vacation in the winter, so we’re here to tide you over with some amazing weekend trips — from a luxurious spa getaway to glamping in a vintage airstream — all within a day-trip distance from Louisville.
So go ahead, take a holiday and some time celebrate at these five staycations.
🛍️ Ladies weekend out | New Albany, IN
Stay: Spacious Historic Home | Grab the gals and cross the river for a weekend stay at this stylized home with five bedrooms in downtown New Albany.
Eat: Agave & Rye | Sip margaritas + eat epic tacos in this eclectic restaurant with river views.
Do: Downtown Shopping | Shop ‘til you drop between Spring and Main streets at boutique + vintage stores like The Odd Shop, Alex and Kate, and Kozy Kandles.
🕰️ Time warp | Bardstown, KY
Eat: Talbott Tavern | Dine in this historic and haunted building — only a two-minute walk from the bed and breakfast — for classic Southern dishes like BBQ ribs.
Do: My Old Kentucky Home | Take a tour of the 200 year old mansion and plantation of the Rowan family filled with original antiques and architectural spaces.
🏕️ Outdoor vibes | Louisville, KY
Stay: Progress Park Airstream Resort, 4501 Progress Blvd. | Stay in a variety of vintage airstreams with full vacation amenities — smart TVs, bed linens + towels, and coffee — in a campground environment.
Eat: Wacky Willy’s Diner | Just a three-minute drive from the park, this car diner matches the vintage vibe of this staycation with classic breakfast + lunch diner options served from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Do: Explore the 12-acre private park by taking a hike, fishing, playing shuffleboard or just kick it around a fire at your campsite. See a map of the property here.
👑 Fit for royalty | Louisville, KY
Eat: Vincenzo’s | Treat yourself to a fine dining experience — with a business casual dress code — at this authentic Italian restaurant walking distance from the hotel.
Do: Mokara Spa | Spend the day relaxing at this luxury spa located inside the Omni Hotel.
🍲 Foodie’s paradise | Lexington, KY
Eat: Honeywood Restaurant | Take your taste buds on a tour of Southern flavors made with local ingredients in menu items like sweet potato beignets, the catfish plate, and cornmeal fried oysters.
Do: Brewgrass Trail | Pick-up a passport to visit the 20 craft breweries — visit at least six for a souvenir t-shirt — that make up this trail at the Lexington Visitor’s Center or any of the listed breweries.