3 Weekend Getaways Near Cincinnati
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Bardstown, Kentucky: 135 miles southwest of Cincinnati
We mean this in the kindest way, but Bardstown is soaked. Three of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail's six distilleries are here, as well as a whiskey museum. You can take a bourbon-theme trolley tour, see Abraham Lincoln's liquor license or dip a bottle of Maker's Mark in red wax.
The town's cooks seem engaged in an unspoken competition to out-infuse each other, and a bourbon guru who goes by Colonel hosts a lively tasting and demo dinner. On the menu? Eclairs with bourbon-chocolate sauce. But you don't have to imbibe to appreciate the town's rich history. Bardstown's other claim-to-fame is the plantation house that inspired the song "My Old Kentucky Home."
Click ahead for a trip guide to Bardstown plus two more suggestions for weekend getaways near Cincinnati.