Kentucky’s two largest cities, Louisville and Lexington, have all the
ingredients for a pleasure-filled urban getaway for girlfriends.
Eclectic cuisine, unique shopping, world-class theater and other arts
opportunities await gal pals searching for a feast for the senses.
Louisville boasts several “restaurant rows,” including Bardstown Road in
the Highlands area, Frankfort Avenue in the Crescent Hill neighborhood
and East Market Street in NuLu. To get your culinary bearings, join in a
guided City Taste Tour offered daily by informative owner Leslie Burke.
For girlfriends intrigued by Louisville’s history as a center of bourbon
distilling, following the Urban Bourbon Trail will provide the
opportunity to visit a host of bars and restaurants featuring scores of
bourbon brands, most produced in Kentucky.
Downtown’s Museum Row provides a range of intriguing attractions, all
within easy walking distance of each other. Visit the Museum of Art and
Craft, Glassworks and several galleries hosting contemporary artists
along West Main Street. If you time your visit right, you can also catch
a production at world-renowned Actors Theatre of Louisville or several
other downtown theatrical venues. www.gotolouisville.com
Meanwhile, Lexington is a great base of operations for girlfriends
seeking rest and rejuvenation along with shopping excursions in the city
and in charming nearby towns like Berea and Midway. At the Griffin Gate
Marriott Resort and Spa in Lexington, friends can choose from a variety
of pampering, tension relieving and beauty options in the full-service
spa. Other amenities include restaurants, swimming pools and a fitness
Along with its fame as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is a
shopper’s paradise, featuring malls, boutiques and plenty of antique
stores. The city is also a strategic location from which to explore the
many studios and galleries in Berea, the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of
Kentucky. Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument
makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters,
painters, sculptors and musicians. In nearby Midway, you can sample
upscale dining options and hunt for antiques and gifts in a thriving
Check out www.visitlex.com
for more ideas of things for gals to do in the heart of the Bluegrass.