How to Plan a Louisville Staycation

Make the Most of Your Surroundings

Have some time off this summer but don’t want to spend a lot of money on a vacation? Then a staycation is probably what you’re looking for. Spend some time exploring Louisville neighborhoods, visit a theme park, or just relax poolside with a good book. 


You don’t have to go far to feel like you’ve had a decent break from your usual daily routine. Check out these Louisville-area staycation ideas: 

Go Antiquing

Wandering around a well-curated antique shop can help you forget the stresses of work or school. If you need to clear your head, check out Joe Ley in Louisville’s East Market District. This antique shop – one of the largest in the United States – has vintage toys, architectural salvage, and almost piece of home decor you can imagine. Spend a few hours browsing the curiosities, then take a short stroll to one of the trendy restaurants or breweries in the area. 

Go for a Float

Take a short drive across the Ohio River to River Run New Albany Family Waterpark. Attractions there include four large waterslides, and a lazy “river,” where you can float all day on an inner tube. 

Go Underground

Beat the heat and avoid a sunburn – visit the Louisville Mega Cavern. Activities include a ropes course, zip-lining, and tours by electric bike or tram. 

Go on a Tour

Take a tour of one of the legendary distilleries or breweries in Louisville, or see the city from a new perspective aboard the Belle of Louisville riverboat. You can also explore Beargrass Creek on a guided tour with Louisville Kayak Co.

Go All-In

If you’re a serious staycationer, don’t go anywhere at all – buy all the groceries you’ll need for a few days, pick up a new book, and hang out at home. If you live at Halsey Flats, you can make your way to the pool if you want to enjoy some sunshine.


Come see our trendy, remodeled apartments in the St. Matthews neighborhood. Schedule your tour today: (502) 806-8030.

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