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Pandemic Friendly Staycation Ideas

Spring Break 2021

Are you foregoing vacation during spring break this year and opting for a staycation instead? Then we have the best lineup to look forward to. Take a look at our list of ideas for ways to keep your family close to home but still experience some new adventures together!

  1. Progress Park Glamping- The perfect compromise for mother nature lovers and for those of us who like to pretend we are outdoorsy. This 12 acre hidden gem of nature is within city limits just 10 miles from Churchill Downs. Leave your tent at home (if you choose) and select a more luxurious option instead. Airstreams and cabins are available to rent or if you’re looking for more space there is even a house on a lake!

  2. Hotel Distil. Great for parents night (or weekend) away, this swanky hotel is one of Louisville’s hottest spots. Try the historic bourbon tasting experience nearby at Evan Williams and don’t forget to book a reservation at Repeal for an incredible meal.

  3. Stay in an actual Tree House like THIS ONE or become one with nature and enjoy the views in this ROUND HOUSE.

  4. Visit Shaker Village. So much to do in this adorable town. From restaurants with traditional straight-from-the-farm Kentucky foods and lot’s of fun daily activities to choose from, this is a family must do for summer 2021! Don’t forget to book a stay at the gorgeous Shaker Village Inn.

  5. Wilstem Wildlife Park. Set off for an adventure that is only a short drive away in the heart of southern Indiana! View over 40 species from the comfort of your own vehicle through a drive-thru safari or choose a guided wagon tour instead. Featured as one of the top 10 places to see and interact with large animals by USA Today, Wilstem is an engaging activity for the entire family!

  6. Kentucky Horse Park. Set on a picturesque working horse farm just outside Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is a must-see attraction for horse lovers of all ages. No other place on earth celebrates the special relationship between humans and horses like this 1,200-acre park; here, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to get up close and personal with many breeds of horse, through barn tours, horseback riding, youth camps, three outstanding museums, a daily Parade of Breeds show, and more. Several retired celebrity horses make their home at Kentucky Horse Park, much to the delight of adoring fans.

  7. Houseboat. Grab your floaties… Houseboats are available to rent from numerous marinas on lakes across the state making Kentucky known as “Houseboat Capital of the World”*! Houseboats offer the comforts of home while allowing you to take a deep breath and destress right on the water. Invite a group of friends or gather the family, regardless of how many heads there are vessels to accommodate any number of bodies! **https://www.kentuckytourism.com/trip-planning/places-to-stay/houseboats

  8. Yurt Life. Circular in shape and surrounded by decking yurts are a once in a lifetime must to experience! While there are many types and styles the Red River Gorge has them available to rent. Yurts include an insulated structure and the ones we are suggesting come equipped with a kitchen, fireplace, heat and air conditioner, plumbing and more to make time away from home feel a bit more comfortable. While enjoying your stay take a day to explore nearby waterfalls, hike trails, walk across the Natural Bridge or simply take in the magical scenery with each turn of your head.

  9. Mammoth Cave. Rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the world's longest known cave system. Lead your family on a self guided tour or hang with the pros for ranger-lead. Either way you will be left with breathtaking sights unable to forget!

  10. Lost River. It is the shortest, but deepest river in the world… And it’s right here in Kentucky! Located in Bowling Green with crystal clear and blue hued water this is a must experience two-part tour. The most exciting part? An underground adventure via boat! All aboard!