From Here To There: Louisville, Kentucky

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July was a busy one. Because of that, we needed to stay somewhat close for our monthly weekend trip during July. We started talking about options and decided on Louisville, Kentucky. I think this was the place that we got the “wait, why are you going there” question the most. It seems like a lot of people think of Kentucky and picture home on the Range or all baseball all the time. But as I always do, I started planning as soon we we decided on a location and learned that we could easily fill a few days with things to do in Louisville.

When we looked at our schedules, we realized that we could only getaway for about 28 hours. We left at 6am on Saturday and got back home around 12pm on Sunday, the definition of a whirlwind trip. We would have loved to get some more time in this cool city, but it gives us more reason to get back there! Our hotel right downtown, and with arriving so early our room was nowhere near ready. We dropped our bags off and walked towards the waterfront in search of some bike rentals.

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Once we found a rental shop, we debated renting or just getting a Uber everywhere. The heat index was 110, and biking everywhere didn’t sound totally appealing. The owner of the bike shop walked over and said we could have whatever we wanted, buy one get one free, so we went with bikes. We rented them for the day and went everywhere we could without passing out.

Within 24 hours we went to several awesome places, like Kings and Cooper Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and even Indiana! Dave really enjoyed all of the Pokemoning (is that a word?) he was able to do, and I loved the swings throughout all of the waterfront parks. I’m sure the day would have been a bit more exciting if it wasn’t as hot, but overall we both really liked Louisville! I’m excited to recap the things we did and the awesome meal we had, but for now, enjoy the latest vlog and some photos!


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  • Kayla Whitter

    Y’all are looking so tan! Looks like you both had fun, and I totally feel ya on the heat. I’ve lived in Georgia my whole life, and basically every day between April and September is just a big sauna!
    Also, those koalas looked so real! I had to enlarge the picture to look at them closer. Lol.

    • Macy Volpe

      The tan is now slowly fading and it makes me SO sad! The heat was crazy, and I thought I had dealt with heat before. Hopefully the temperatures are slowly decreasing for you!

      • Kayla Whitter

        The terrible thing with southern heat is that it’s not just hot, it’s HUMID. It makes everything sticky and it’s hard to breathe. That’s why I prefer fall and winter. Unfortunately, it’s still staying around the 90s here, so hopefully it will cool down soon!

  • Allison

    Sounds like a fun trip! It’s always nice to see some place new even if it is just for a day.

    • Macy Volpe

      It was a great weekend getaway. We had a fun time in the city.

  • Lindsay

    Did you know that KFC was actually founded in Utah, though?! True story.

  • Annie

    That’s so cool that you got to go to the Louisville Slugger Museum. Brandon has been to Louisville, but I haven’t so I would totally love to go one day!

    • Macy Volpe

      Brandon gave us some great recommendations! I really think you would enjoy the museum.

  • Meg Taylor

    This looks like the perfect spot for a short trip! I would LOVE to go to the Louisville Slugger factory! I am adding this one to our companion pass bucket list for sure!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • Macy Volpe

      You guys would really enjoy it!! definitely try and go next year if you can…but not in the summer like we did haha

  • Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I love when people ask why in the world are you going there because I always like to respond with because I want to! I can’t wait to read all your posts about Louisville! I never would have thought to go there, but it sounds like there’s a lot of fun things to do!

    • Macy Volpe

      YES YES YES!! It’s weird when people always question why you are traveling places, if everyone had the same perspective on “why not travel EVERYWHERE” it might be happier world 😉

  • Jen

    What a great place for a short trip! :) I love the pictures.

    • Macy Volpe

      It was! I am always surprised by how much we can experience in a city overnight.

  • Bailey

    Glad you liked Louisville! My husband and I head up there frequently for Pokemoning!

    • Macy Volpe

      Dave totally was all about Pokemoning while we were there!

  • Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    Oh fun. We always pass through Louisville on the way to Indiana, but I’ve never thought of stopping there for a quick trip. What a great idea! I think Jeremy would love the Louisville Slugger museum since he’s such a baseball fan.

    • Macy Volpe

      You should try and stop next time, we really enjoyed it! The city was smaller but fun and had great options for things to do.

  • Lauren

    I had no idea there was so much to do in Louisville! What a fun quick trip!

    • Macy Volpe

      We didn’t either! I am so glad we decided to visit.

  • alas3lads

    It’s always great to see people discovering what a great city my hometown of Louisville is and that there are so many things to do. Hope you get to visit again!

    • Macy Volpe

      Aww I am sure that is so cool for you to see! I feel the same way when people talk about Baltimore or Annapolis. I would love to come back again!

  • Bourbon & Lipstick

    Louisville is the best. I don’t think people realize what a cool city it is! Can’t wait to read more recaps – excited to see what you did!

    • Macy Volpe

      I agree!! We were surprised by how cool the city was and how much there was to do!

  • Jasmine @makingrestorations

    Looks so fun. It’s got me excited about our trip there for next spring. Hopefully it wo t be as hot then

    • Macy Volpe

      The spring should be the perfect time. It’s a great city!

  • Megan

    I love this video so much- you are killing it with such great shots! Also, love that you just saw the Pokemon addition to Yelp! It went live the day after everyone started playing the game- super smart on their part!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I’m really trying to get better at videos. I have 2 different trips that I need to edit I have just started to lose my motivation since I have to wait and use dave’s computer for it (thanks to having NO space on my laptop) Yelp is killing it with great updates.

  • Courtney @ Adelante

    I would never think to visit Kentucky, but it sounds like you had an awesome time!! Also, I’m totally going to start using the word “Pokemoning”, hahaha :)

    • Macy Volpe

      I don’t even remember how we decided to visit Kentucky, but I am so glad we did! We both had a really fun time.

  • Laura Powell

    Girl you need to teach me how to VLOG like the boss that you are. This trip looks like it was fun even though it was quick! :)

    • Macy Volpe

      I feel like I am terrible at vlogging but I will hopefully get there eventually. I have two trips to edit still but I haven’t had the motivation. Maybe this weekend! I do miss it.

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