Louisville is teeming with fun activities to enjoy all weekend long. From sporting events, public parks, the arts and, of course, killer culinary options — there is no shortage of things to do that will keep you smiling. And what better way to enjoy the city than with your best friend and partner in crime?! With that in mind, we turned to three local couples and asked them to share their ideal agenda for a weekend spent in Louisville. The answers certainly inspired us to get out and savor every inch of our fabulous city. Enjoy!

3 Local Couples’ Ideal Louisville Weekend

Ashley & Derek Anderson

Dr. Ashley Anderson is the Owner of Athena Health and Wellness and President of the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization. Her husband, Derek is a former UK and NBA player. He currently serves as President of the Stamina Foundation.

Dr. Ashley Anderson is the owner of Athena Health and Wellness and President of the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization. Her husband, Derek Anderson, is a former UK and NBA player. He currently serves as President of the Stamina Foundation. Image: Ryan Kendall Photography


An ideal weekend for us in Louisville would be centered around sports and relaxation! Although we greatly differ on our favorite college sports team, we love basketball, so starting the weekend off at a college basketball game is so “us.” After the game we’d probably head home for some cuddle time and movies.


A perfect Saturday would start with breakfast at SuperChefs followed by massages by Natasha at Athena Health and Wellness. She’s the best, and it’s important to both of us to take good care of our bodies. We also love the parks in Louisville, so we’d likely take a walk and hang out at the park with our son, Atlas, competing in a series of board games and card games. An ideal Saturday night would include dinner at Ruth’s Chris, our fave, and attending an arts event or supporting a gala for a local charity.


A perfect Sunday would include church at Bates Memorial Baptist Church followed by brunch at Martini Italian Bistro and basketball practice with the Team Stamina 7th and 8th graders.

Catherine & Andrew Kung

Catherine Kung is the Founder of The Southern Gloss and her husband, Andrew Kung, is the President & Creative Director of the Andrew Kung Group.

Catherine Kung is the founder of The Southern Gloss and her husband, Andrew Kung, is the President and Creative Director of the Andrew Kung Group.


We feel fortunate to live in such a gorgeous part of Old Louisville and to have Amici, the most delicious Italian restaurant, within a very short walking distance of our home. It is so quaint and romantic and gives you all of those Lady and the Tramp feels. Weather permitting, we would dine al fresco on their incredibly cute patio. After dinner, we’d walk across the street to Central Park and catch a performance of Shakespeare in the Park, which runs all summer long. The talent that our city has is truly remarkable! During intermission, we’d check out the food trucks on-site and grab a yummy dessert.


We may take a meeting first thing and tie up a few loose ends from the previous week early in the day before getting in a good workout at Pure Barre Cherokee or heading to the gym. Afterwards, the Louisville Zoo is one of our favorite stops! We are just big kids that absolutely adore animals and can easily spend hours there. After a long and relaxing day, dinner on the patio at Bistro 1860 is our longtime favorite. Chef Michael Crouch is outstanding. Try the duck confit strudel — you’ll thank us later.

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Brunch at Captain’s Quarters down on the river is a favorite, followed by riding bikes at the Parklands of Floyds Fork for several hours. We will usually bring a picnic with us for a light dinner or head to Havana Rumba for the best mojitos in the city. We may catch an early movie after dinner before calling it an early night and preparing for the week to come.

Lauren & Nick Chitwood

Lauren and Nick Chitwood: Lauren is the Owner of Lauren Chitwood Events | Image: Amy Campbell Photography

Lauren Chitwood is the Founder & Owner of Olio Event Group and Lauren Chitwood Events, and Nick Chitwood is Development Director of LDG. Image: Amy Campbell Photography


Both my husband Nick and I are working professionals, and we don’t get a lot of one-on-one time. Every weekend, we try to create a good balance of couple time and family time with our three children. I like to close out the work week with the last meeting of the day at Proof on Main, the perfect setting for happy hour cocktails. Friday nights are good for an early dinner with family with some great carry-out we bring home from a locally owned restaurant. We love taco night with food from El Taco Luchador. While the kids enjoy their dinner, Nick and I fix margaritas with some Herradura tequila. After bedtime, it’s time for a documentary or new series on Netflix to get the weekend started.

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On Saturday mornings, we try to workout as a couple by jogging the scenic trail of Cherokee Park and enjoying the nature and beauty of this wonderful place. After our workout, we head to Rainbow Blossom’s LIFEbar for a smoothie and then check out the shops at The Vogue like Dandelion Boutique.

Prior to date night, we pick up some healthy to-go food for the kids to enjoy from Lotsa Pasta or The Cheddar Box. I head over to Drybar for a quick blowout while Nick watches a game on TV. We use Yelp to decide our dinner spot — not too loud and not too quiet with great food. We’ll start at Nouvelle wine bar in NuLu for charcuterie and wine and then walk over to RYE for dinner.


The next day, I try to sleep in while Nick takes the kids to the golf course to play nine holes. We’ll reconnect and then head to brunch. With the weather warming up, Garage Bar is perfect. The kids can climb on the outdoor lounge areas and everyone can enjoy some sunshine. To cap off a great weekend, we stop in for a treat at Steel City Pops.

Go forth and enjoy your next weekend in Louisville!


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