Being just a short 2.5 hour drive up I-65 from our hometown of Nashville, Louisville, Kentucky has become one of our favorite southern cities for a quick day trip! There’s so much history, amazing restaurants, cool/quirky neighborhoods, and excellent bourbon… LOTS of excellent bourbon! In this itinerary we lay out the details of our most recent trip and hope that it will encourage you to start planning your next trip to Louisville!
*Covid has changed many businesses hours and procedures, so we HIGHLY recommend calling ahead of time before planning your trip.
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Let’s get to it...
Check out our video experience below!
9:00 am: Coffee/Breakfast
Please & Thank You (where we went - 800 E Market St)
Sunergos Coffee (231 S 5th St)
Quills Coffee (802 E Main St)
Please & Thank You claims to have Kentucky's best chocolate chip cookie. That's a bold statement if you ask me! BUT after trying it... I can see how they could make such a bold claim! And while I haven't had ever chocolate chip cookie in Kentucky, this one definitely checks all the boxes of an excellent chocolate chip cookie... crispy exterior, gooey center, melty chocolate... what more can you ask for? If you're not a chocolate chip cookie fan, another star of the show (and probably my favorite) is the homemade oatmeal cream pie. These things are delicious! The oatmeal cookie is soft and chewy, and the cream is perfectly sweet and creamy... the perfect match to one of their excellent coffee drinks or teas.
10:00 am: Tour the Frazier History Museum (829 W Main St)
I'll be the first to tell you that museums can get boring real fast... especially local/state museums. I typically have about a 1.5 hour attention span before I need a break, but I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome the Frazier History Museum was! Between the Spirit of Kentucky bourbon exhibit and the "Cool Kentucky" exhibit that highlights all things cool about Kentucky, we spent over 2 hours at Frazier and it flew by! We didn't even get to two of the other exhibits! It's really impressive how many pieces are displayed and how well they showcase and curate the pieces. And if you're a fan of bourbon, the Frazier History Museum is the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and they offer an amazing FREE Bourbon Trail concierge to help you map out and plan you trip to the trail. The Frazier has so much to offer and you really should check it out for yourself! Special events spaces, a state of the art interactive digital table with all things bourbon, bourbon tastings, gift shop... and the list goes on! Just trust us and carve out some time for the Frazier History Museum on your next visit to Louisville!