How to Spend a Day in Maysville

By Caitlin Sakdalan @befatbehappy


Prepare for a picturesque and immersive experience in Northern Kentucky that will leave you wanting more. Start your day off at Parc Cafe, where you can taste the regional specialty of goetta, a combination of sausage and oats that you can only find in this part of the state. The Dirty Rice Bowl is a staff favorite, and also now, one of ours. Don't forget to indulge in their homemade baked goods, like the irresistible glazed croissant that's a perfect blend of a classic donut and a flaky French croissant.

Check into the Lee House Inn, which genuinely has some of the warmest hospitality and is filled with historic character dating back to the 1800s. Take time to listen and watch for the stories it has to tell. 

Bourbon Slush, Kenton Social in Maysville, Ky.For lunch, head to Kenton Social for their iconic Bourbon Slush, as well as some tender Reuben Sliders. Afterwards, walk it off with a visit to the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center's miniatures museum, where the incredible attention to detail will leave you in awe and give you a glimpse of Maysville's history.

Don't miss the opportunity to see Old Pogue Distillery, the 3rd oldest in the country, that makes incredible small batch bourbon and rye. Head distiller John, a descendant of Old Pogue's original owners, will take you on a tour of their operation that overlooks the Ohio River.

End your day by enjoying the spectacular views of the Ohio River at Capronis on the River while savoring Southern-leaning dishes like fried green tomatoes and the famous Kentucky Hot Brown. Watch the sun set and witness the train passing by less than a foot away from you. 

Before heading to bed, take a moment to appreciate the view from one of the balconies at the Lee House Inn, where you can see "Pearl Bridge," as locals call it, that mimics a pearl necklace at night.


See more from @befatbehappy's trip to Maysville here.

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