The love of memories and travel seems to find a common ground with the young and the young-at-heart. Simpsonville & Shelbyville, Kentucky, is full of wonderful offerings where those of various generations can discover, explore, and relax.

Grab your hot chocolate and breakfast for the day at Brick+Mortar Boutique and Coffeehouse and enjoy some of the most creative coffee drinks you will try. They have variety of beverages ranging from your go-to latte to flavored lemonade and smoothies. A crowd favorite from the winter menu is the Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa, which includes cinnamon sugar, milk, whipped cream, a dusting of cinnamon, and your choice of white or regular chocolate. Their boutique is the perfect place to pick a souvenir to bring back a piece of ShelbyKY home. They have all kinds of Shelby County and Kentucky branded merchandise including t-shirts, bracelets, pillows  and greeting cards.

Kick off the trip with a light adventure at Shelby Trails Park for horseback riding lessons and guided trail rides. For a more intimate moment, Red Orchard Park has a scenic walking trail where you are sure to spot frost on mature tree limbs such as walnut, blue ash, and sycamore. There is no shortage of space for enjoyment of various activities making it an ideal spot to explore.

Relax with a calm mind and strong body at Ball & Mat. It should come to no surprise that this studio primarily focuses on balls and mats to help align your body's structure, build strength, and overcome pain and headaches. While the grandchildren may not be familiar with those issues, yoga will allow them to exercise, play, and connect more deeply with their inner self brining that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.

The shoppers of the family will enjoy an outing to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Home to about 100 choice designer stores, including Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Fossil, Nike, Children's Place and so many others, this beautifully designed shopper's paradise also has eateries for grabbing lunch or a snack.

Once you've finished up at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, continue part of you day in Simpsonville. Known for its butter burgers and fresh frozen custard shakes, lunch at Culvers will have options for everyone and will give everyone the energy they need for more quality time.

Families can top off the night in downtown Shelbyville at Spotz Gelato (closed for the season) for handcrafted gelato and sorbet made from local Kentucky proud ingredients. With around 50 flavors up their sleeves including dairy-free sorbets, you're sure to hit everyone's sweet tooth.

With walking trails, lots of open space to explore, and hidden downtown gems, there plenty to keep you occupied for the entire day. ShelbyKY is here for you to create lasting memories for the young and young-at-heart.

 

Plan your trip with help from the ShelbyKY Commission & Visitors Bureau at 502-633-6388 or VisitShelbyKY.com.

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