The Perfect Adult Getaway
Leave the kids at home and effortlessly plan an adult getaway that is full of everything you love most. Whether you make it a long weekend or enjoy the perks of a midweek vacation, you are sure to experience an unforgettable time. And with a variety of standard and unique lodging options to choose from, you can create the perfect adult getaway that is sure to leave you with fond memories of your time together.
Stretch your legs on an evening stroll through downtown Corydon. Grab dinner at 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks, where you’ll find a modern spin on Southern food classics like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits, fused with inspiration from varying cuisines. They also have a selected wine list and craft cocktails.
After dinner, head a block over for a nightcap at Beaver Street Tap Room, which offers a full bar and extensive microbrews, including some crafted in-house.
Settle into your hotel or vacation rental. The Kintner House Inn is conveniently located downtown — constructed in 1873, you’ll love its unique historic charm. If you’d prefer something more modern, check out our hotels, including the lodging at Caesars Southern Indiana. Small groups can stay under one roof at the area’s vacation rentals, such as High Ridge Log Cabins, Along Blue River Cabin Rentals, or several options on Airbnb or Vrbo.
Take advantage of reduced weekday traffic at one of our most popular attractions, Indiana Caverns or Squire Boone Caverns. Guided tours take you deep into our greatest natural treasure where you can walk alongside underground streams, investigate captivating cave formations, discover fossils, and observe fascinating plant and animal life hundreds of feet below the earth’s surface. And with a constant temperature of 52 degrees, the caves are a perfect outing all year long.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can find a delicious lunch at Boone’s Kitchen and Candy Shop in the pioneer village at Squire Boone Caverns. All their food is made from scratch, down to their delicious freshly baked bread and treats. This is casual fare, such as pulled pork or chicken salad sandwiches, perfect for a quick stop before more adventures. If you’re visiting during a different time of year, Corydon’s restaurants are just a quick trip back into town, or you can plan ahead with a picnic lunch on the grounds of either cave.
After diving below the earth, it’s time to fly high. Harness yourself for the zipline ride of your life at Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures, zooming over caverns and treetops. From introductory trips designed to give newbies just a taste of zipline action to whizzing down Indiana’s longest zipline, we have an exciting excursion for everyone. If you’re a true adventure enthusiast, be sure to check out the Bat Chaser aerial coaster for the thrill of a lifetime. Riders summit a 50-foot tower before twisting and turning 603 feet to the ground with the option to free fall.
Spend the morning exploring downtown Corydon.
Grab a coffee from KentJava before spending the morning around town. Just down the street, a must-see is Zimmerman’s Art Glass, a family business in operation since 1942, which offers free glassblowing demonstrations. Unique works of art come together before your eyes, and you can visit their gift shop to learn more about their history and pick up a one-of-a-kind glass piece.
Grab a bite to eat at Koa’s Lodge, a restored 1830s log cabin right downtown.
Save room for dessert! You won’t want to miss the famous “Butt Shakes” at Butt Drugs, a soda fountain and drug store established in 1952 and still going strong today. This is Corydon’s most Instagrammed location, and with their delicious ice cream, funny merchandise, and iconic façade it’s easy to see why!
Two family-owned wineries are nestled in the hills a short drive outside of Corydon. Visit Turtle Run Winery and Best Vineyards to sample local wines as you take in the scenery.
It’s not Monday yet! Make the most of your weekend with a Sunday morning adventure with a ½ day canoe or kayak trip on the Blue River, made easy with a visit to Cave Country Canoes or Old Mill Canoe Rental. Whether you rent one of their boats or bring your own, they do the work for you by driving you and your canoe upstream for easy access to the river. Enjoy a quick rest or a picnic lunch along the public gravel bars and beach areas and stay on the lookout for the abundant wildlife including turtles, eagles, otters, and more.
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While Corydon has you covered for small-town charm and outdoor adventure (bonus: no traffic and super affordability), larger destinations like Louisville and New Albany are just 30 minutes away. Harrison County is a great home base if you’d also like to go to events like college athletics, concerts, and the Kentucky Derby; tour a bourbon distillery; view world-class art; and sample new cuisines.
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Don’t go any further than Corydon for a family vacation that is chock full of activities and thrills that will satisfy kids and adults.
Surround yourself in the beauty of Southern Indiana as you explore outdoor adventures like canoeing, caving, camping, mountain biking, or hiking.
See reminders of a bygone era cemented into history — like the first State Capitol and governor’s mansion or an immersive reenactment of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil.