equip magazine | Edition 3

LOUISVILLE

relax at Cherokee Park with a hike, stroll, or picnic

See it here: Cherokee Park, 745 Cochran Hill Rd

CRESCENT HILL & CLIFTON

will fill you up. Stop in to see the artful pottery from neighboring Stoneware & Co . If you’re looking for a little adventure, there’s Louisville Mega Cavern , home to an underground zip line, ropes course, and bike park. You won’t find another place like it in the world. For family fun, visit the Louisville Zoo . Hike, stroll, picnic, or just relax at Cherokee Park , a 400-acre municipal park designed in 1891 by Frederick Law Olmsted. Fashionistas will enjoy the shopping at the plethora of locally owned boutiques and vintage stores that pepper Bardstown Road.

Consignment shops galore line Frankfort Avenue as well as a fair-trade marketplace, neighborhood bookstore, and specialty spices for any chef at Bourbon Barrel Foods. Don’t miss Halloween on Hillcrest , a spooktacular street that is THE place for Halloween decorations during the month of October.

Take a stroll along Frankfort Avenue, the main thoroughfare through the leafy and charming Crescent Hill and Clifton neighborhoods. You’ll find historic homes and buildings, tree-lined streets, alfresco dining, and locally owned shops peppering this railroad- lined avenue. Start your day with a pastry, coffee, or brunch at Blue Dog Bakery , touted for its authentic artisan breads and pastry menu. Try the Huevos Rancheros at James Beard–nominated Con Huevos or the biscuits and gravy at Eggs Over Frankfort . The Hub and The Manhattan Project are great places to catch the big game on TV and grab some elevated pub food and craft cocktails. El Mundo is marked by Mexican eats with local ingredients and fresh-juiced margaritas. The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse became an instant tourist attraction when it first opened in 1879 and is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll. Stop by the American Printing House for the Blind (the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the country) for free guided tours. You can witness the production of Braille publications and the recording of talking books on their free tour.

THE HIGHLANDS

This lively neighborhood is Louisville’s original “Restaurant Row,” known for its casual pubs and sushi bars alongside breakfast joints and chef- driven bistros on Bardstown Road. As well as being a foodie hub, the area is also known for its unique collection of artisan shops and is one of the most popular neighborhoods for local nightlife. If it’s a quieter atmosphere you seek, bookstores and java shops meet that need with a variety of independent coffee shops around the neighborhood. The Highlands is as quirky as it is charming, boasting Victorian homes and turn-of-the- century architecture. The Highlands has been a foodie haven in Louisville for decades. Long- time staples on the scene, Jack Fry’s and Seviche , are a favorite for locals doing a business lunch or a special date. Start your day with breakfast at The Café or Big Bad Breakfast , where comforting Southern-accented options

See it here: Bardstown Rd

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