Who Else Wants A Louisville Weekend?
Home of the beloved Kentucky Derby, infamous baseball sluggers, and plenty of bourbon, Louisville Kentucky is a city full of surprises.
It’s actually one of the largest cities in the United States!
Most people associate Louisville with KFC, Muhammad Ali, and endless amounts of carefully crafted spirits, but the town has so much more to offer than fried chicken and alcohol!
Where to Stay:
At The Brown Hotel, a luxurious yet affordable accommodation, blends rich history with modern architecture within a historically iconic building.
Voted the best hotel in Louisville, the Brown Hotel offers comfortable rooms with goose-down comforters and footed bathtubs!
The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from most in-demand attractions.
A more affordable option without compromising value, the 21C Museum Hotel is a fun combination of modern artwork and hospitality.
The boutique hotel is a multi-functional destination, providing contemporary galleries, award-winning rooms, as well as a fine dining restaurant.
What more could you ask for?
What to Eat:
The most famous dish in Louisville is the Hot Brown.
Invented in 1926 at the The Brown Hotel the open faced sandwich is a must-try when visiting!
This fine dining restaurant offers award-winning entrees along with the original dish. But be mindful of the dress code enforced at the establishment.
Another must-try in town is a stew nicknamed Burgoo, as apparently Louisville is the Burgoo capital of the world.
The Southern-inspired stew can be found at Harvest Louisville, a farm-to-table restaurant specializing in the freshest ingredients.
Rumor has it that the dish used to include squirrel meat!
But that has been proven as an old wives tale.
My personal favorite Kentucky food is Bourbon Balls, a sweet blending of bourbon and chocolate wrapped up in a tasty dessert.
These handmade treats can be found almost anywhere, and taste especially great if you make them yourself!
What to Do:
A must-do while visiting Louisville is walking the race track at Churchill Downs.
Built in 1875, the legendary raceway began the tradition of the annual Kentucky Derby.
As one of the most watched, longest running sports in America, the Derby brings in thousands of spectators to watch the horses.
While touring, have a sip of a Mint Julep, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby!
Fun Fact: the most expensive Julep is sold here for $2,000!
The oldest, largest museum in Kentucky is the Speed Art Museum.
Called "one of the most beautiful museums" by Travel & Leisure Magazine, the museum displays rotating exhibitions and a diverse range of modern and ancient art.
Of course, take a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where baseball’s past, present, and future come together.
Whilst touring, you’ll get to walk through the running factory learning about the history of baseball.
Bonus, you’ll get your own free slugger at the end!
Written By: Abby Ebb (Travel Secrets VIPs Official Intern)