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Day Trip to French Lick - West Baden, Indiana


Posted on 10/18/2017 by vflwb

One of the best things about French Lick - West Baden, Indiana is there is plenty to do on a family vacation or an adults-only getaway. See how you can pack tons of adventure into one day, no matter what age you are or what age you are trying to please! What better way to start the day than a hearty meal and some quality time with the great outdoors? We recommend these experiences to start your day off on the right foot.

Morning (9am - Noon)

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  Breakfast at Mickie’s Enjoying a delicious meal at Mickie’s is something you must experience in French Lick - West Baden, Indiana. It’s in your best interest to plan this feast early in the day, because they only serve breakfast and lunch. Try their famous breakfast burrito, or indulge in a sticky cinnamon roll. The fun doesn’t have to stop after your last bite. Grab an item from the bakery for a mid-morning snack! Horseback Riding at The Stables at French Lick Resort Experienced and rookie riders can enjoy a horseback riding adventure with The Stables at French Lick Resort. Choose between a 45 or 90-minute guided tour that travels along the Lost River, and throughout the countryside. Home to 27 well-trained horses, you are sure to feel at ease in the saddle during this amazing outdoor excursion. Not ready to take the kids on a full-grown horse? The Stables also have pony rides for equestrians in training! Afternoon (Noon - 5pm)

Afternoon (Noon - 5pm)

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  After a fun-filled morning, you will want to refuel and keep the fun rolling (or wind down). Lunch at German Cafe According to TripAdvisor, German Cafe is the best restaurant in French Lick, and for good reasons.  Devour authentic German cuisine (made with love) such as goulash, schnitzel, and bratwurst. Vegetarians - don’t shy away. There are options for you as well! If you are ready for 5 o’clock, grab a German beer, or a glass of wine. Elephant or Giraffe Encounter at Wilstem Ranch Get up close and personal with African wildlife at Wilstem Ranch. Elephants are seasonal guests at the ranch (March - November), but the giraffes are present year-round. You can feed the animals (if they are hungry), or you can sign up for the elephant spa package. This includes the opportunity the bathe the elephants and give them a pedicure! Rejuvenate at a Spa Had enough nature for the day? That’s perfectly acceptable in French Lick - West Baden, which is home to endless spa getaways. Bliss Spa offers massages, professional peels, manis, pedis, and facials, as well as hair and makeup services. Be sure to check out their Spa Packages to delight in multiple offerings in one afternoon.

Evening (5pm - ???)

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  Congratulations! You have accomplished quite a bit in one day, but there is still time for even more fun during your visit to French Lick - West Baden. Dinner at 33 Brick Street There’s something for everyone at 33 Brick Street! Feast on a 12 oz. ribeye or enjoy a fresh salad. There are 12 different craft beers to sip, and a healthy selection of bourbon. Rest assured, families are more than welcomed to dine at 33 Brick Street which also has a kid’s menu. Last but not least, 33 Brick Street houses trophies and memorabilia owned by NBA legend, Larry Bird. If you are looking to dress it up for the evening, review our list of fine dining options in the area. French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting Burn off any extra energy before heading back to the hotel by hitting this quarter-mile indoor go-kart track! The fun doesn’t stop there. Smaller children can enjoy the Falcon Raceway, which features karts that travel at a safe 3MPH. Once you have had enough of the track (if that’s possible) you can play 25 arcade games including skee ball and milk jug toss! French Lick Casino If there are no children accompanying you on your travels, it’s time to test your luck at the French Lick Casino. Hit the slots, or the high-limit gaming area for a Vegas-style experience. Non-smokers will appreciate the largest non-smoking gaming area in Indiana, which offers slots, blackjack, roulette, and craps. After a day full of fun experiences it’s now time to rest your head in one of our many lodging accommodations. For more information on things to do and see in the area, visit our website. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share your visit with us by using #vflwb