“Louisville is so cute!” I coo to Erica as we drive through the giant, tree-lined streets. “It reminds me of Atlanta!”
While totally out of the way on our road trip, I included Louisville on the route for two reasons: one, because one of my good friends live there; and two, because it was a place I had considered living when I returned from my long-term travel. Of course, Las Vegas won out, but it was the only other place I wanted to go. Even without seeing it first.
Aside from visiting Churchill Downs, seeing the city through the eyes of a local is something both Erica and I want to do. Thankfully, my friend Karen and her fiancĂ© volunteer to take us on a little exploration of the city.
We head to West Main Street to explore the quaint and charming city.
Located on Main Street is the Louisville Slugger Museum. With record attendance two-years in a row, today there is a crowd of people outside. Inside, they will learn about the history of the museum, as well as tour the factory and more.
Just outside the museum is the World’s Largest Baseball Bat — a must for photos.
And then, there is the quirk. Erected in May 2012 in front of the popular 21 C Museum Hotel, this Statue of David is a replica of the infamous Italian one. Standing at 30-feet tall, the enormous gold figure is not easy to miss.
My favorite part of Louisville, though, it what lays outside of the main streets — the homes. Gorgeous, palatial homes dripping in Southern charm can be found here, complete with front porches to take in the summer nights.
Have you visited Louisville? What were your favorite spots?
Editorâ€™s Note: This post is a part of theÂ #winosontheroadÂ series.Â Over YonderlustÂ and d travels â€™round went road tripping andÂ exploring AmericaÂ from Colorado to Maryland in June 2012. Be sure to check out all of the posts of lifeÂ on the open road.