Frugal Day Getaway in French Lick
Posted on 02/13/2020 by Visit French Lick West Baden
When I think vacation I also think, “how much is that going to cost?” Being the mother to four kiddos, I tend to look to less expensive options. I’ve put together some great activities that your family can enjoy on a dime right here in #MyFrenchLick! Just because you’re being frugal during your day out doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time! There are some amazing free and inexpensive options here in French Lick!
I find it quite enjoyable to take a leisurely walk through the forest. The backdrop of the canopy of trees overhead, paired with the occasional glimpse of wildlife (mostly deer and other small critters) makes for a very relaxing and for the kids exciting time! I’ve listed my family’s three favorite outdoor places below.
Pioneer Mother’s Forest
The Trails at French Lick Springs Hotel
Patoka Lake hiking trails
Enjoy the History
The area is known for its deep roots in history. The first French Lick hotel was built in 1845. The French Lick Resort is made up of two historic hotels, French Lick Springs Hotel, 1901 and West Baden Springs Hotel 1902. Enjoy a self-guided tour through these two historic hotels and historical tour through town to see some of the other sites along the historical walking tour.
French Lick Springs Hotel
West Baden Springs Hotel
Historical Waking Tour – pick up a guide at the visitor center
Ride the Historical Trolley at French Lick Resort
Orange County Courthouse
Orange County Museum
French Lick West Baden Museum
The Right Time
Depending on when you visit you can also enjoy one of our many festivals or Farmer’s Market. Annually Orange County is host to multiple different styles of Festivals. Some named for fruit and others for the array of folk music available in our area. Farmer’s Market is quite enjoyable with live entertainment some Saturdays and demonstrations on other Saturdays.
Paoli Music Fest
Art on the Green
Paoli Fall Festival
Enjoy the Little Things
Part of what makes French Lick enjoyable is the plethora of different activities available to heighten every family member’s fun meter. Having a family of my own, I know that what one kiddo may like, the other’s may despise it, we’ve got you with activities that’ll put those differences aside.
#iSpyVFLWB scavenger hunt
Shotz Lazer Tag and Miniature Golf
I thoroughly enjoy window shopping, just getting an idea for things I may want to purchase at a later time. Using the time to figure out what I may want to purchase one of my children as gifts for birthdays or Christmas. There are some great places to window shop and purchase items right here in French Lick!
Bear Hollow Wood Carvers
Barbed Bling Boutique
Hinshaws Rock n Gems
Finder’s Keepers Vendor Mall
Fox Hollow Gallery
Hen Pecked Primitives
Persimmon Tree Gifts
As parents, we’ve all heard it, “I’m hungry!” Then you have each child wanting something different. I’ve chosen some of my favorite places to take my kids right here in French Lick!
Legendz Sports Bar & Grill
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
Just off the Brick Pizza
Now that you have plenty of ideas for a frugal Family Day out, be sure to include us in all the fun with #MyFrenchLick!