Fall Weekend Getaway from Louisville

Looking for a fall Weekend getaway? Here are some places that are great for families – kids and parents will love these adventures and not have to travel too far!

I recently polled the Louisville Family Fun writers looking for their favorite quick fall weekend getaway.  Fall is a gorgeous time of year around Kentuckiana to explore and before kids’ activities overrun your weekends, look for one when you get take a quick getaway and enjoy what fall has to offer!

fall weekend getaway from LouisvilleStephanie Madison, IN.  This is my favorite fall weekend getaway without having to really get away, if that makes sense. We don’t stay overnight but it feels like a getaway. It’s beautiful in the fall, there’s a little farm store along US-42 to stop at along the way and town is beyond charming.

We have also done some trip to Bowling Green and written a bunch about places like Lost River Cave and Chaney’s Dairy Barn. Love it!

Kelly – We like going to Dinosaur World, Huber’s, or taking a day trip to Rough River.

Caryn – Mammoth Cave area with Dinosaur World and KY Down Under

Brandy – We like Cincinnati Museum Center!

Maggie– Camping at Natural Bridge State Park! The colors in Red River Gorge are beautiful in the fall!

Erin -Madison Indiana – love going there every fall for a fall weekend getaway. We’ve never stayed overnight but I think staying over and going to Clifty Falls is a sure bet.


Here are some more ideas!

KY Horse Park in Lexington is perfect for a day trip and Brown County Indiana.  State park review here. Both are great for a fall weekend getaway.

Owensboro is really nice and along the water, the changing leaves would be lovely. You can read more about options in Owensboro here. Trunnell’s Farm would be a must-stop in the fall while in Owensboro.

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