Kentucky’s two largest cities, Louisville and Lexington, have all the
ingredients for pleasure-filled urban girlfriend vacations.
Eclectic cuisine, unique shopping, world-class theater and other arts
opportunities await gal pals searching for a feast for the senses. Whether your trip lasts a day, a weekend or longer, you’ll never run out of things to do here.
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.
and try various classic Kentucky foods all around Louisville for a great price.
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 that offer scores of
bourbon brands, most produced in Kentucky.
Want to add a little culture to your visit? 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 travel right, you can also catch
a production at world-renowned Actors Theatre of Louisville
other downtown theatrical venues. www.gotolouisville.com
Spend the night in style at a top-notch downtown hotel room, a charming bed and breakfast or other fine accommodations within the city.
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, massage, tension relieving and beauty options and packages 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 to browse. 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
to find more information and ideas for girlfriend vacations in the heart of the Bluegrass.
Start planning getaways with your girls today! From accommodations to food to shopping, Louisville and Lexington have it all.