Surrounded by rolling hills, a revitalized art-filled community and centuries of history, SoIN (our nickname for Clark and Floyd Counties) is a popular destination for every season.
Here, you’ll find dining, history, shopping, sports, and fun all year long! Come spend a weekend getaway where Hoosier hospitality meets southern charm.
Where to Eat:
Known for its delicious breakfast menu, Geraldine’s Kitchen is a family-owned diner located in the heart of downtown Jeffersonville. After breakfast, take a short stroll just one block away to the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge for scenic Ohio River views!
For lunch, stop by Aladdin’s Mediterranean and order from a menu filled with delicious homemade Mediterranean cuisine. The Lamb Gyro is a must-try! When the weather is nice, grab a seat on their inviting outdoor patio.
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen is a lively gastropub located in historic, downtown New Albany. For dinner, we recommend the Brussel Sprouts as well as the Pork Chop for your main course. Trust us on this! Craft cocktails are available to order as well as craft beers. Come spend time with friends and be sure to take advantage of the heated outdoor patio.
What to Do:
While you’re visiting, treat yourself to candy, fudge, ice cream, soda fountain treats, and sandwiches at one of the oldest family-owned candy businesses in the U.S. At 128 years old, Schimpff’s Confectionery is still using some of the original equipment to make its tasty candy. Spend an afternoon at this old-fashioned, historic candy business, learning and seeing how their candy is made.
Call ahead to see if they’re having a free candy-making demonstration and plan your visit around it. After watching the demo, you’ll get a sample of Schimpff’s cinnamon red hot drops. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience, you just have to see for yourself!
Home to the 390 million-year-old fossil beds, the world’s largest exposed Devonian fossil bed. There’s no other place like it in the world! The interpretive center’s hands-on exhibits take you on an adventure through time as you explore the ancient sea that once covered the land and explore the area’s converging cultures.
Did you know that this location is where the original Corps of Discovery from the Lewis and Clark Expedition trained for their three-year journey into the unknown?
Walk the bridge that spans the Ohio River, connecting Clark and Floyd County to Louisville. The bridge is the best (and healthiest) way to enjoy the waterfront views of Louisville and Jefferson, and it is open 24/7 to pedestrians and cyclists alike. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the bridge. With a ramp in downtown Jeffersonville, the bridge is only steps away from Jeffersonville’s shopping and dining district.
Where to Sleep:
Affordable Accommodations: The Hampton Inn Louisville North/Clarksville
The Hampton Inn sits in the historic SoIN town of Clarksville, just north of the Ohio River. The hotel is down the street from the Greentree Mall and a large variety of restaurants. Only four miles from downtown Louisville, the Hampton Inn is an affordable place to call home during your stay.
Riverside Rest: Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel
Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel’s newly renovated rooms are conveniently located next to the Ohio River. Offering spectacular views of historic downtown Jeffersonville and the Louisville skyline, the Sheraton is a wonderful place to stay for a weekend getaway. Enjoy various nearby attractions including the Falls of Ohio State Park, Big Four Pedestrian Bridge and much more riverside fun.
Romantic Respite: Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully renovated three-story home in downtown Jeffersonville, just one block away from the Ohio River. Don’t miss out on the delicious homemade breakfast. During your stay, be sure to take in the scenic view on the large third floor deck. In the evenings, guests can enjoy a warm outside fireplace.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, or a fun-filled adventure, SoIN has exactly what you need. Clark County and Floyd County are both close to Louisville, Kentucky’s most iconic attractions, and offer some of the best experiences in Southern Indiana. Spend time in both states, with SoIN as your home base.
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