Traveling to Newburgh, Indiana, during the coronavirus was not something I had planned on. My husband’s employer requested all employees to use extra vacation days. Flights were cheap and we had not seen my in-laws for a while, so we used our American Airlines points and flew to Evansville, Indiana.
Every time we make a trip to Indiana, we visit Newburgh. It’s a beautiful spot along the Ohio River filled with boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and a walking trail along the river. We arrived home last night and travel is fresh in my mind so here are my tips on where to shop, dine and exercise in Newburgh, Indiana.
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Three Oaks Lifestyle Boutique
Three Oaks Lifestyle Boutique is right next to The Refinery, which makes parking a breeze. Park your car, pick up a latte and browse this beautiful boutique.
Upon entering the shop, I met Tara Tapp, the owner. She gave me a warm, cheerful greeting and we discussed her soy candle making shop, Ball and Twine, adjacent to the boutique. Another gorgeous space! I could not help but continue peeking inside her classroom. If I could only transport her candle making class to New Hampshire.
DECORATE YOUR SPACE
As I took in all that Three Oaks had to offer, my eye caught a few tops and earrings that I would have LOVED to bring home. Tara’s prices were affordable for the quality products in her shop.
Three Oaks also carries home décor. If you are looking for pillows, wall art, baskets, candles, throw rugs and more, this shop is for you! If you aren’t in the Newburgh area, I found a few home decor items online. See below.
SHOP AMAZON DECOR ITEMS
Sugar Fix is right next door to Three Oaks Lifestyle Boutique. This cute little shop has everything your sweet tooth desires. They have a candy club, design and prepare candy gift baskets for every occasion and stock chocolate, sweet and sour candies.
The Barefoot Cottage
Unfortunately, The Barefoot Cottage was closed due to the coronavirus. This is one of my favorite places in Newburgh to shop home decor, furnishings, gifts and women’s apparel. To learn more about this location, read my Hurricane Florence Travel: Evansville, Indiana blog post.
If you view their website and fall in love with everything you see, The Barefoot Cottage does have an online shop. Not everything from the physical store is available, but there are some great outfits and home decor pieces. Visit their online shop.
This was our second visit to The Refinery. This coffee shop and eatery is a historical, rustic setting perfect for enjoying time with family and friends. Their Onyx Coffee Lab coffee is smooth and full of flavor. As it was a hot, summer day, I ordered an iced latte with almond milk. I highly recommend it!
If you are a health conscious diner, The Refinery offers a daily plant-based menu. The lunchbox items change seasonally and are available on weekdays only. For instance, today’s menu is Yakisoba and Seasonal Vegetables. It is a Japanese-style noodle bowl with stir fry vegetables tossed with sweet and savory sauce and seasoned tofu.
Looking for gluten free dining in Newburgh, Indiana? Look no further than Cafe Arazu. This quaint, Mediterranean restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining. Sit outside on a summer evening and enjoy views of the Ohio River.
I ordered the Kubideh entree, two skewers of flame broiled minced beef and lamb mixed with Middle Eastern seasonings and grated onions. My husband ordered the lamb dinner entree gluten free. This came with char-grilled, French-cut lamb chops marinated with Middle Eastern seasonings and over rice with seasonal vegetables.
Ben & Penny’s
After your lunch or dinner at Cafe Arazu, pop into Ben & Penny’s for ice cream. This is a locally owned, family friendly business.
The parking lot is shared by Cafe Arazu making it easy to visit both locations. Unfortunately, for those gluten free diners, the only dessert options are soft serve ice cream. If you aren’t hindered by food allergies, enjoy all the flavored ice cream choices. Ben & Penny’s offers everything ranging from bubble gum to buckeye to your basic chocolate.
If you are looking to walk off those extra calories from visiting Ben & Penny’s or Sugar Fix, walk a block to Water Street and hop on the Rivertown Trail.
If you are looking for a free, outdoor activity then I suggest walking or running the Rivertown Trail. It is a 1 mile multi-use greenway that starts at Angel Mounds State Historic Site and runs along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. This trail will take you right through the heart of downtown Newburgh.
As you walk the greenway, you will come across the Warrick County Historic Bridge No. 264 (pictured below). It was originally constructed in 1920 and has been restored following strict restoration standards.
Parking can be found off Yorkshire Drive or park your car in downtown Newburgh and hop on the trail. This is also a fantastic location to catch a colorful sunset.
Plan a trip to the Midwest and stop by this historic town of Newburgh, Indiana. It is a great way to spend a full day of shopping and dining while getting a bit of exercise. Next time we are in Evansville, we plan to visit again.