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Gifting an Experience…We’ve Got Some Ideas!


Posted on 12/12/2019 by Visit French Lick West Baden


This year instead of gifting your dad a tie for the 30th year in a row, why not step outside the box and gift him an experience he’ll never forget! Of course, you don’t have to stop with dad…gift an experience that each family member or friend will cherish for years to come!




Gift a Concert!

After all who doesn’t love music (I can’t think of anyone) ?!?! French Lick Resort just announced their first four concerts for 2020… with a lineup of Air Supply with their soulful ballads, Grand Funk Railroad with their high energy mega hits,  Clint Black with one of the most storied careers in country music, and Trace Adkins who’s always fiery and memorable, there’s no way you can go wrong by gifting these tickets!




Gift a Round of Golf

French Lick is known for a few things, unique golf courses being one. Gift a round at the Pete Dye Course, named for the legendary designer and known for narrow, immaculate fairways and rugged, intense terrain. The Donald Ross Course is a classic design, with 80 bunkers, it’s a par 70 course. The Valley Links Course is a nine-hole, par 36 course, with rolling fairways, Scottish style fescue grasses, and strategically placed bunkers. Choose which course is the best for your golf lover this holiday season!




Gift an Animal Encounter

Give the unique experience of giving an elephant a spa bath, feeding giraffes and lemurs, petting kangaroos, or seeing grizzly bears up close. Not to mention take a zip-line through a canopy of trees or an exhilarating ATV tour. There are so many one-of-a-kind experiences available at Wilstem Wildlife Park. Give the animal lover in your family the gift of a lifetime!

Gift an Elegant Culinary Experience


The 12th Annual Chocolate Fest at French Lick Resort offers a tempting spectrum of chocolate creations, from traditional favorites to new chocolate concoctions. Choose to give a Bourbon & Bites experience with a selection of smooth bourbons paired with hors d’ oeuvres, in the elegant backdrop of the West Baden Springs Hotel. A Wine & Canvas experience to the art lover on your list. Or a Wine & Dessert Soiree for that friend with a sweet tooth! Give the ultimate dining experience with a gift certificate to the 1875: Steakhouse, bask in an elegant atmosphere, overlooking scenic gardens. Gift one of these to the most boujee friend on your list!




Gift a Train Excursion Experience


Choose one of many train ride experiences for the year! With kiddo favorites like the Polar Express Train Ride, the Dinosaur Adventure Train, and the Easter Bunny Express, to family favorites like Wild West Hold Ups and Scenic Train Rides, and adult favorites like the Chocolate Tasting Train, Dinner Train, and the Bourbon Tasting Train, you’re sure to find the perfect experience for each member of the family! This year their season begins a little earlier to give you more time to experience the excursion of your choice!



Pamper your Friends and Family


If getting pampered is one of the wishes on your favorite someone’s list this year, there are plenty of spa experiences to choose from! French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels offer top spa experiences, including massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, body treatments, and more! There are several other great options for spa and nail services as well! Bliss Spa & Boutique is a full-service spa, that offers hair, make-up, and clothing. Elite Therapeutic Massage & Tanning LLC, takes a therapeutic approach. Check out our full list of spas in the destination here.




Fun for Kids of All Ages


Delight your kids or the kid at heart on your list with a gift to Big Splash Adventure Hotel & Indoor Water Park, this 40,000 square-foot waterpark is full of unique and exciting features! Check out Shotz for indoor/outdoor mini golf and laser tag! Grab a Karting gift certificate for the thrill of racing go-karts at French Lick West Baden Karting! And the best part these are open year-round!




Gift a Distillery Tour


Focusing on four pillars of distilling, Spirits of French Lick leads the industry by being the largest pot-still distillery in the state of Indiana. Their motto is “Respect the Grain” …you’ll learn why on one of their signature tours, complete with 5 tastings, area history, and a souvenir glass. Located in the newly updated French Lick Winery and Vintage Café!




A Day on the Water or Night!


Patoka Lake Marina has great choices for gifts this holiday season! Book a 2020 Floating Cabin Rental or any boat rental including houseboats and pontoons! Patoka Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing day out. Be sure to check out the options at Patoka Lake Winery too!




Escape! French Lick


No, we don’t want you to leave yet and we think someone on your list is going to love a gift certificate to Escape! French Lick, a communication and team building experience for several friends or family members to try. If you haven’t experienced an escape room yet, this one has several different options to choose from; and they pay homage to our history!




Gifting can be a difficult task when searching for the perfect thing, we hope you’ll find easier options by gifting one or all of these experiences to those special friends and family members this holiday season! Don’t forget to tag us in all your fun photos with #MyFrenchLick!