Summers are HOT and HUMID... almost always humid. Ugh. Bring light clothing, shorts, etc. if you're here then. Fall is generally cool and nice, as with Spring (although, it can get unseasonably hot in both of these). Winters are mild. It can get very cold on occasion, but generally we don't have that much snow nor bitter cold. Temps will generally be around 35 to 40.
Best Fish-n-Chips Around.
The historic Clifton-Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville is one of the coolest areas of the city. Right on Frankfort Ave. is one of the best restaurants. The Irish Rover is much like the old-time Irish pubs, the owner comes direct from County Clare, Ireland and all of the food is exceptional.
Closed on Sunday I personally like the fish and chips and scotch egg, but also tasted the burgers which are great. Whenever I go to Louisville this is where I eat.
Not really a unique restaurant. It's locally owned, but not much different than say O'Charley's or Applebee's. Fare was decent like its chain counterparts, although maybe more expensive, or maybe the same price... Anyway, botths are dimly lit, etc, etc.
I was only mildly impressed by the Louisville Zoo. Many of the exhibits were small and a tad unkempt, and there wasn't a sign at the front gate telling us which animal exhitibs were closed for the day. Most of the day felt like an elongated nature walk rather than visiting a zoo, but there did seem to be an abundance of picnic tables and park-like areas for lunching and lounging, if that's what you're interested in. The highlight of the trip was getting to see the feeding of a baby elephant, only one month old (so cute!). As a side note, we went on a Monday, and though the weather was gorgeous, there were few crowds, which allowed us to not have to struggle to see any of the animals.
Belle of Louisville
A steamboat on the Ohio River. You can take a cruise on this... you can almost always see it when you're passing by River Road downtown, which is where it's docked. It plays a tune on its whistles too.