Don’t let this chilly weekend fool you – spring has arrived and we will soon have an abundance of warm weather. Spring is always a very welcome sight after winter. Everyone is eager to go outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures, longer days, greening grass, and blooming plants. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy the spring weather in Southern Indiana and Louisville. Check out the below ideas on how to spend your time in the warmer weather!
Check out The Big Four Pedestrian Bridge which connects the Louisville Waterfront to Downtown Jeffersonville. This is a great way to enjoy the scenery of the waterfront. From Jeffersonville, the walk across the bridge features a great view of the Ohio River, Downtown Louisville skyline, and Waterfront Park. When walking from Louisville, the bridge takes you into a wonderfully revitalized Downtown Jeffersonville which features a myriad of restaurants, bars, shops, apartments, and hotels. During the spring, walking across The Big Four Bridge is certainly a wonderful way to experience the urban revival of the area.
Another great way to enjoy the spring time in the area is to explore the Ohio River Greenway, which connects New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville. The Greenway offers both foot and bike pathways, which is a great way to exercise during the spring. Downtown New Albany, much like Jeffersonville, has experienced an urban revival in recent years and offers clean streets as well as great restaurants/bars.
Furthermore, heading across the river to Louisville offers an abundance of parks, trails, biking, golf courses, flea markets, and festivals throughout the spring. Multiple urban areas feature weekend flea markets with food, shopping, and fun. Also, the aforementioned Waterfront Park and Downtown Louisville are great places to take a walk on a spring evening.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Louisville in the spring without a trip to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum. If you can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby or Oaks, then you can visit the track in the days leading up to the Derby and take in some races and fun atmosphere.
Hopefully, this gives you some good ideas of some ways to enjoy the area during the beautiful spring weather.