Grown up getaways are in full swing in beautiful Southern Indiana. Come play outdoors and find your road trip adventure in our hometowns. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, a girls-only weekend, or a trip for the guys, we’ve got just the spot! Plan your Summer Road Trip in Southern Indiana and spend time adventuring on Patoka Lake, hitting the golf course, or sipping on local wines with your special someone.
The summer sun is shining down on Southern Indiana, and spending time on the water is the perfect way to enjoy a sunny day. Patoka Lake offers a full-service marina renting houseboats, pontoons, Fun & Play boats, and fishing boats. For a unique on-the-water overnight experience you can rent a Floating Cabin that comes fully furnished and includes a private boat slip.
If you are a well-seasoned boater, bring your own boat and drop in the lake at the marina. Patoka Lake boasts a beautiful scenic view along the horizon. Come enjoy life on the water in beautiful Southern Indiana during your summer road trip. After a day filled with sun and good times, stop by any of the delicious wineries or distilleries for a true Southern Indiana experience.
One of the most popular things to do in Southern Indiana is wine and dine! Come sip on a delicious glass of wine or cold brew while you enjoy the scenic view. With dozens of wineries and breweries located throughout Southern Indiana, you’re sure to find your new favorite flavors. Some of our favorite stops are listed below:
This lakeside winery in the town of Birdseye, Indiana, features wine tasting, production tours, banquet facilities, and guest services on the second floor of the lodge-style building.
Monkey Hollow Winery & Distillery is a family owned and operated winery and distillery. Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, the winery is located near the Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Visit the tasting room to enjoy a complimentary tasting of award-winning wines, sample newly released distilled spirits, and find locally produced meats and cheeses.
Called one of the most unique breweries in the State, you won’t want to miss this Lawrence County establishment. Salt Creek Brewery is located in a restored auto service garage. What once was the alignment/oil change pit is now home to the brew vessels. The old paint room now house’s the Keg coolers, and the rest of the rooms still have their original 1940s flair.
Come sample wines at this expansive family orchard and winery in Borden. Huber Winery is Indiana’s largest estate-bottled winery, and it has expanded its operation to include spirits with Starlight Distillery. Starlight Café has an array of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads to pair with your favorite Huber wine or spirit. Come sip on your favorite drink during the weekend and listen to live music.
This establishment is an award-winning, family-owned winery located in the heart of French Lick. Come sample wines at the Tasting Bar during your visit!
Indian Creek Winery is a small farm winery in Georgetown with deliciously unique wines. Participate in their free wine tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., any day of the week.
The Dusty Barn Distillery produces small batch craft whiskeys from ingredients harvested directly on farms right in Posey County. The Dusty Barn philosophy is simple: source local and be true to their tastes.
Windy Knoll produces its wine in small batches to ensure the highest quality and flavor. Drop in this charming winery in Vincennes for a tasting or enjoy a slushy while you browse the gift shop.
Relax on the covered porch and enjoy the countryside in Rockport with a taste of local wine. Stay next door at the Corner House B&B to complete your grown-up getaway.
With a quirky sense of humor and Old-World European influence, this local brewery and restaurant serve the best “food, froth, and follies.” The outdoor patio seating poses as a perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at Turtle Run Winery in Corydon. With 30 wines to choose from, you are certain to find the perfect wine for you. Take an in-depth tour of the winery and learn what it takes to make great wine. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn or relax and view the scenery on their new deck.
Best Vineyards Winery is located in the scenic rolling hills of Southern Indiana, just minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. They offer an array of award-winning wines and beautiful Southern Indiana scenery, the perfect combination to enjoy an afternoon with friends. They are now making some of your favorite spirits in their distillery as well.
If you are a golf guru, then you will be delighted with our Southern Indiana courses. We have some pretty incredible courses in our region, designed by renowned golf course architects like Donald Ross, Pete Dye, and Tom Bendelow. Golf is actually one activity that you can enjoy while maintaining a safe social distance from others, all while having fun. Click here for a list of our favorite Southern Indiana courses!
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