Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a night out on the town, the diversity throughout Kentucky gives couples celebrating their anniversary several options to choose. You can rent a cabin for the weekend, stay at a bed and breakfast with breath-taking scenery or visit one of the larger cities for a day filled with adventure.
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill is an authentic Shaker community, located less than 30 miles from Lexington. The quaint village offers a tranquil and simple setting for a romantic anniversary getaway. The town is a completely restored Shaker community that sets on 3,000 acres of land. The Inn at Shaker Village boasts rooms with astonishing views of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region and private cottages are also available on the grounds. Spend the day browsing craft stores, exploring over 40 miles of hiking trails and playing horseshoes at the outdoor recreation area. Then spend your evening dining by candlelight and taking a romantic stroll under the stars before retiring to your room.
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill 3501 Lexington Road Harrodsburg, KY 40330 800-734-5611 shakervillageky.org
Lake Cumberland Resort
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Lake Cumberland Resort boasts cabin rentals that are surrounded secluded wooded areas with views of the magnificent Cumberland Lake. The area is ideal for those looking to take a romantic and outdoorsy weekend getaway for their anniversary. Spend the day relaxing by the lake or partake in various water sports for a little adventure. The lake is a popular place for boating, fishing and jet skiing. For a romantic evening, cook dinner for two in your cabin and then relax in the hot tub and take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.
Lake Cumberland Resort 500 Roberts Bend Road Burnside, KY 42519 800-750-5159 lakecumberlandresort.com
Newport on the Levee
If you’d prefer an anniversary celebration in the city, spend the day at Newport on the Levee. Located along the banks of the Ohio River, Newport is filled with shops and entertainment venues. Enjoy a relaxing stroll across the Purple People Bridge, connecting Newport with downtown Cincinnati, and take in the marvelous views of the Ohio River. Then head over to the Newport Aquarium to see the thousands of aquatic animals on display. Spend the evening laughing as the comedians perform at the Funny Bone or enjoy a romantic dinner at Brio. Before you leave for the night, stroll along the Riverwalk for breath-taking views of the Cincinnati skyline sparkling in the night.
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