Exceptional stays, friendly communities, fantastic food and drink, limitless outdoor activities- Welcome to Southern Indiana. We’ve rounded up the top five reasons (although there so SO many more!) to add Southern Indiana to your vacation calendar this year.


Cabins & Vacation Rentals


Lodging and Unique Stays


Whether you’re here for the night, a long weekend, or an extended vacation, Southern Indiana is the perfect place to rest, relax, and recharge. Soak in some history at the French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel! Get cozy at Bed and Breakfasts such as Winfield West and Harvest Moon Suites. Escape to the  French Lick Cabins at Patoka Lake Village nestled in the heart of nature or an off-the-grid stay at Brambleberry Permaculture Farm for some Hooiser glamping. For even more unique stays, check out Indiana’s only floating cabins or the Patoka Lake Wineries luxurious converted grain silo suites


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Scenic Beauty and Outdoor Activities 


Four amazing outdoor seasons to discover. Winter adventures bring snow skiing at Paoli Peaks, and miles of sparkling forests, where you can take advantage of pristine trails, state parks, and picturesque views. Spring blossoms with our legendary golfing destinations including The Pete Dye Golf Course at French Lick, The Donald Ross Golf Course, Sultan’s Run Golf Club in Jasper. During the summer, vacationers can flock to Patoka Lake for swimming, fishing, and boating. While the lake is perfect for summer, Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000-square-foot indoor waterpark perfect for year-round fun. Fall is an enchanting time in this region, attracting visitors far and wide with our beautiful foliage and frequent festivals.


For a list of year-round activities click here: https://www.discoversouthernindiana.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/


Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries


Craft Breweries & Wineries


Southern Indiana serves up something for everyone from the hoppy delights of craft breweries to the rich complexity of local wineries. Explore charming taprooms like St. Benedict’s Brew Works located on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery or pull up a chair and feel right at home with the locals at Yard Goat Artisan Ales. Family-owned French Lick Winery is a must-stop for wine aficionados offering a diverse selection of sparkling, fortified, and sweet wines. As an added bonus, Patoka Lake is just a short ride away with even more delicious pours.  


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Adorable Towns & Historic Sites 


Southern Indiana is rich with history spread throughout its adorable towns. Uncover the stories of this region at the French Lick West Baden Museum, highlighting the area’s notable visitors including celebrities, politicians, and sports stars. Huntingburg’s Historic 4th Street looks just like a movie with its brick-paved sidewalks, 1800s façade, and quaint local boutiques. Originally built in 1906 and completely restored in 2015, the historic Mitchell Opera House serves as a hub for the arts, where you can experience live music and more, in the same place famous musicians, actors, and even a former President have visited. Throughout our region, you’ll see our vibrant history reflected in our towns and in the people who call Southern Indiana home. 


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El Maguey Salem


Cuisine & Culture


With so many excellent options, Southern Indiana can confidently claim to have some of the best food in the Midwest. Jasper’s Schnitzelbank is famous for its German dishes that carry a legacy passed down through generations. Enjoy regionally-inspired authentic Mexican cuisine bursting with flavor at historic Salem’s  El Maguey Mexican Restaurant. Dine in an Indiana-registered landmark at Mama T’s Italian Steakhouse serving freshly prepared dishes with European refinement. Find comfort and contentment at Gasthof Amish Village with its freshly baked bread, sandwiches, and soups. For an elegant affair head to  French Lick Springs Hotel's signature restaurant,  1875: The Steakhouse and dine overlooking the iconic Pluto Springs Gazebo and scenic gardens. 


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Plan your visit today! You’ll find there’s always more to discover in Southern Indiana.