One thing you should know about me is that I am in love with my city. I have been a Louisvillian since birth and I couldn’t be more grateful to call Louisville my hometown.
With this love, comes great responsibility. (eh, close enough)
I feel it is my duty to convince everyone of Louisville’s splendor.
I want every student at the University of Louisville to engage in the city that is at their fingertips. I want every visitor to want to stay forever. I want Louisville to be known and loved by all.
So here are a few of my favorite things around in and around Old Louisville. (I tried to narrow it down to 10, but I have too many favorites.)
- Take a stroll around St. James Court. It is a street straight out of a movie with the most majestic and unique houses you’ll find in Louisville. And speaking of St. James Court…
- The St. James Art Fair is a MUST. This festival is held the first weekend in October and features 750 different artists from across the country. Whether you come away with a purchase or simply a memory, you definitely will not regret it.
- Dairy Kastle. $1.60 cones and a Fat Elvis milkshake that will rock your world. Enough said.
- The Flea Off Market. A monthly bazaar selling everything from crafts to tacos to antiques to puppies.
- Burger Boy. AKA the local Waffle House. Open 24/7 and has a jukebox. What more could you need?
- Central Park. Play tennis, see Shakespeare in the Park , swing a little, run a lap, do your homework, or anything else your heart desires.
- The 4th and Magnolia mansion. I live there in my dreams.
- Quill’s Coffee. A perfect place to grab a latte, sip, and study.
- The Walking Bridge/Big Four Bridge. A splendid addition to the already wonderful Waterfront Park! Anything that brings people from all over the community together to enjoy the outdoors makes me a happy gal.
- Nord’s Bakery. You can buy a delectable homemade donut for less than a dollar. And now I’m hungry.
- Sunergos Coffee. A neighbor of Nord’s. Proof that donuts and coffee are meant to be enjoyed together.
- Toast on Market. My favorite place to brunch. Located on East Market, which is just about the coolest street you’ll ever visit.
- Modjeskas from Muth’s Candy. Caramel covered marshmellows of goodness served since 1921.
- Amici Cafe. A quaint, romantic restaurant that boasts delicious Italian food.
- The Root Cellar. A grocery within walking distance of campus with only fresh local foods, an awesome owner, and pretty darn good chocolate milk.
I hope this list inspires you to explore what is in your own backyard and also to stop in Louisville’s backyard whenever you get the chance.