Top 4 Weekend Drive-Aways Close to the Tristate!

Top 4 Weekend Drive-Aways Close to the Tristate!
If you’re looking for an affordable, shorter vacation alternative ...Or maybe the kiddos are home for summer break, and you’d like a little mid-summer escape.. Or maybe you just need little trip to get away from it all... We’ve made a list for you! Our top 4 weekend drive-away locations…all within 3 hours of Evansville!

Nashville, Tennessee

This city has a little something for everyone! If you’re taking the whole family for a fun-filled weekend out of the house, be sure to check out Opry Mills Mall. There’s loads of trendy stores for the big shoppers, Bass Pro Shops for the outdoors-y fellas and the Aquarium and Rainforest Cafe for the kiddos. Some other fun stops for the whole family are:
  • Opry Mills Hotel - Even if you’re not staying here, it’s worth the trip to see the beautiful scenery inside and out!
  • Nashville’s famous Broadway Street downtown - Fun for the kiddos to walk around during the day and great live music and food at night for the adults!
  • Cheekwood - This place has a botanical garden & winery for the adults and trains, scavenger hunts and treehouse climbing for the little ones.
If you’re planning an “adults only” trip and hoping to leave the kids with grandma and grandpa, we’ve got some great B&B options located both in Nashville or just outside the city:

Louisville, Kentucky

Our second pick also has a little bit of everything. If you or your spouse is a baseball fan, be sure to stop by the Louisville Slugger Museum or for the creative minds check out the Kentucky Science Center. For some free fun, check out Louisville’s Waterfront Park! If you’re thinking about a nice relaxing trip for you and your sweetie, you’ll need to stop by Huber Winery. They’ve been in the winemaking business since 1843, growing from 80 acres to over 600 acres... this is a vineyard you truly must experience in person. Don’t worry… we’ve also scouted out some more B&B options for you as well:

French Lick

If you’ve never been to French Lick or West Baden, you are truly missing out on a hidden gem in the hills of eastern Indiana. Whether you’re in search of relaxing weekend full of wine tasting and spa treatment or a fun filled weekend with gambling and live entertainment … you are sure to find it at French Lick & West Baden Springs. Along with plenty of things to do at the resort, you can also roam around the city for more yummy food, shopping & fun activities:

Brown County, Indiana

Our final choice for close drive-to vacations this summer is beautiful Brown County. This place truly has it all. You can choose to stay in a quaint one-of-a-kind cottage or B&B OR choose from several local hotels and motels. If you prefer the outdoors, bring your RV to camp in the beautiful Brown County State Park. Along with being surrounded by the beautiful scenery, Brown County also offers a great selection of restaurants and eateries. Likewise, they have a huge selection of activities for kids, as well as adults. There’s plenty to do outside for the outdoor-loving families, but there is also a long list of indoor entertainment as well. And if you’re looking for that special touch to make your trip memorable, why not pair it with a jewelry piece? Check out our list of Gift Ideas and stop by The Diamond Galleria during our Tacori & Verragio Popup Boutique to pick her up a little something special to make the trip even more memorable!
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