Sure you travel to shake up the routine and see new things—after all, how else do you get inspired? But there’s a certain comfort and ease in those trips where everything also has an air of familiarity. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the twisting waters of the Ohio River, Indiana is peppered with small towns that will make you feel as if every person is a long lost relative. Places where home cooked meals are served in quaint cafes along an old downtown avenue and the day moves at the pace of molasses. You don’t believe us? Stay at one of our hotels in New Albany, IN and experience the hospitality for yourself.
The new day greets you with an extended hand from the sun rising above the eastern horizon. You’re weary from your long night’s slumber, but delighted to get out of one of our New Albany hotels and get this adventure started. Begin by going for a bike, walk, or run along the Ohio River Greenway. Downey woodpeckers and northern cardinals provide soothing, natural background music as they start their day mingling in the trees covering the shoreline. Your mind wonders where your wandering spirit will take you next.
Perhaps a stroll through the Carnegie Center for Arts and History piques your interest. The massive Beaux-Arts architecture style building is perfect for learning about the early history of this fascinating little corner of Middle-America. The exhibit focusing on the men and women who helped The Underground Railroad thrive is one of the more eye-opening you’ll encounter.
How about visiting two states in one trip? Slip in one of our New Albany rental cars and take a quick 6-mile drive south across the river to Louisville. Leave your trusty chariot and luggage at one of our Louisville hotels and do as the Kentuckians do: Drink mint juleps and bourbon. Join a mint julep and bourbon tour around town and you’ll fit in in no time.
With Travelocity, an impeccable vacation to the Hoosier State and the hotels near New Albany, IN are on the horizon. Book, pack, and go. You might just leave your heart there.