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Country Living Loves These Indiana Cities for a “Southern” Girlfriend Getaway

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Photo: Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau

Country Living Magazine recently published their list of “26 Under-the-Radar Southern Cities for Girlfriend Getaways“, and it might surprise you that Indiana had one of the “Southern Cities” on the list.

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Photo: Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau

The area selected features a pair of river towns that pair Southern Charm with Hoosier Hospitality to create a visitor experience that is “So IN“.  Below is what they had to say of the Indiana locale.

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Photo: Gerry Seavo for Country Living

22: Southern Indiana

“SoIn,” as folks have started calling this region, has been quietly gaining traction as a hot destination for eating, drinking, and being merry. New Albany, which is just five minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, has earned the name “Louisville’s Brooklyn” thanks to a vibrant restaurant and bar scene. Check out Brooklyn and the Butcher, a great option if your group likes sharing plates, and Aladdin’s Cafe for fresh, Mediterranean fare. There’s also Feast BBQ which offers bourbon slushies! Feeling full? Venture to nearby Jeffersonville to cycle or walk over The Big Four Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge,which connects the city to Louisville Waterfront Park. Need another reason to go? On the weekend of May 25th-29th, 2017 Jeffersonville will host Abbey Road on the River, A Beatles-inspired fest with over 20,000 concert-goers. Reserve your rooms at the delightful 1877 House Country Inn now, and thank us later.

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Photo: Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau

Country Living highlighted the Abbey Road on the River festival, a truly awesome event that takes place right on the Ohio River. The photos above and below give you an idea of how awesome the event is for attendees.

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Photo: Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau

The article also highlights the culinary scene in Clark and Floyd Counties, specifically Brooklyn and the Butcher. The restaurant features big steaks and small plates. The restaurant is housed in an historic hotel that was built in 1871. The hotel was in operation through 1994, so the building has a lot of history, but has been redesigned with a sleek, modern spin. Their rotating small plates menu emphasizes the use of local products and purveyors, as well as fresh seafood and interesting modern cuisine. Foodies will not be disappointed.

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Photo: Brooklyn and the Butcher

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