Louisville City Travel Guide

Louisville City Travel Guide

Poised on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville blends small-town charm with urban sophistication. The city’s claim to fame is the Kentucky Derby. The race at Churchill Downs has been a national event for more than 120 years. Many of us first learned of the city from a baseball bat. Today, the rebuilt Louisville Slugger Factory is another major draw. The city itself has been revitalized with a bustling riverfront district that features the inviting Riverfront Plaza. Tourists may take scenic river cruises aboard The Belle or The Star. Louisville is also blessed with a dynamic arts scene, featuring the Kentucky Center for the Arts, as well as several fine museums and annual festivals. For dining, the city offers about 2,500 restaurants, highlighted by the festive “Restaurant Row” on the Bardstown Road corridor.

What many people don’t know is what to do and see after they have experienced the city’s signature attraction. Luckily, 10Best helps you make the most of the rest of your visit. Farnsley — Moremen House is a terrific destination when you want to brush up on Louisville history. If the whole family is making the trip, we recommend E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park located in the Butchertown area. Jim Beam American Outpost and Distillery Museum is also a well-regarded attraction that you won’t find in every other city you pass through.

Hungry? No problem. Louisville restaurants are ready to ply you with all kinds of good eats, no matter your taste or preference. If you like food (and who doesn’t?), prepare yourself for restaurants that specialize in everything from American to Irish. Looking for a place to splurge? Book a table at English Grill and you’re sure to impress. Maybe you’d rather check out the Louisville dining scene in person. If that’s the case, head to districts like Butchertown, and scope out the possibilities. Count on Absolute Exhibits to recommend lunch places like English Grill, please-all restaurants like Blue Dog Bakery and Café, and more exotic eateries, like Irish Rover. Enjoy!

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