Situated in the heart of the Bluegrass, Danville is the perfect place to enjoy Kentucky’s scenic farmland and small-town charm. Get away from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day with a quick weekend trip and disappear into small town America at its best. And, since you asked, if we at the tourism office were celebrating an anniversary or Valentine’s Day in Danville, here’s how we’d do it:
Book a stay at one of our local bed and breakfasts
Whether you choose historic homes in the heart of downtown or working farms on the outskirts, you will love our bed and breakfasts. Reconnect with nature at The Cottage or The Farm, both of which are situated on rolling acres of Kentucky farmland. Or enjoy waking up and walking around historic downtown Danville when you stay at the Golden Lion or Morning Glory Manor.
Tour Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery or Wilderness Trail Distillery
Our local winery and distillery are both unique destinations that will share their craft with you when you take a tour. Chateau du Vieux is home to one of Danville’s most historic properties, and Wilderness Trail is a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.
Explore downtown shops
Take a stroll down Main Street to browse our local shops, where you can find interesting apparel, jewelry, local artwork, family-recipe caramels, and more. Our colorfully painted facades give our Main Street a quaint charm that’s hard to beat!
Eat a romantic dinner at Cue on Main or Jane Barleycorn’s Market and Bar
Once the sun goes down, head to Cue on Main for an upscale dinner, or to Jane Barleycorn’s Market and Bar for gourmet small plates and a dazzling array of specialty bourbons, wines, cocktails, and beers. Cheers!
Go on a date at the Norton Center for the Arts or West T. Hill Community Theatre
Spend the evening watching a Broadway musical, dance troupe, musical performance, or local comedy at one of our performing arts venues. The Norton Center for the Arts hosts performers from across the nation and the globe, while West T. Hill Community Theatre gives you a taste of local talent.
Party at Pioneer Playhouse with a Mardi Gras Valentine’s Day Bash
Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre is hosting a Mardi Gras-themed Valentine’s Day party, and you’re invited! You can enjoy authentic Cajun food, live music, and dancing, all while helping support an important artistic and historic Kentucky landmark. Get more info here.