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About 240,000 people call Louisville in Northern Kentucky home.
The city is situated some 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the state capital of Kentucky, Frankfort and about 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Lexington.
Louisville is a gold mine of historic, social and cultural gems; you’ll find plenty to explore within the rooms of its four wonderfully curated museums. Louisville Slugger Museum and Kentucky Derby Museum are just two of this destination’s most popular museum experiences. The American Printing House for the Blind and the Louisville Glassworks are other museums worth adding to your itinerary.
If you’re holidaying in the area, tour its fascinating heritage sites for a glimpse into the area's colourful past. Belle of Louisville and Thomas Edison House are two of the area’s more famous historic sites. Two other sites popular with photographers are Conrad Caldwell House and Farmington Historic Home.
Louisville is renowned as a great place to shop so be sure to get your fix of retail therapy while you are here. Snap up a bargain, indulge in quality fashion pieces or just enjoy window shopping. At Jefferson Mall and Mall St. Matthews you’ll find a huge selection of fashion and lunch treats. If you don’t find what you need, there is more at Fourth Street Live and The Summit Louisville.
To see the wilderness for which Louisville is known, head out to its many famous protected reserves. Two of the most significant of these in the local area are Jefferson Memorial Forest and E P Tom Sawyer State Park. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and Falls of the Ohio Wildlife Conservation Area are some of the other attractive places to explore.
On a fine day, pack a picnic and see one or two of the leafy public parks and gardens of Louisville. Two of the favorite local parks and gardens are Iroquois Park and the Louisville Waterfront Park. You may also want to take the kids to Cherokee Park and the lovely Skyview Park.
Louisville is a dream destination for lovers of art so while you are here, don’t miss the Speed Art Museum and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. These are two exhibit spaces where you can spend a few hours of cultural exploration. Wander through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet or find a guide and learn about the art displays.
This hotel near the East End business district is a half-mile from the Bluegrass Industrial Park, and is convenient to several freeways and nearby Historic Downtown. City attractions include Muhammed Ali Center, Churchill Downs, and Louisville Zoo.
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Twin Park and Cox Park. Patriots Peace Memorial and Mellwood Art Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This hotel is located in the Theater district, half-block from the Palace Theatre, adjacent to the Brown Theatre, two blocks from Fourth Street Live, and a few blocks from the KFC Yum! Center.
Located in East Louisville, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bluegrass Indoor Karting, Skyview Park, and Stonefield Square Shopping Center. Hunnington Place Shopping Center and Townfair Shopping Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Linked by skywalk to the KFC Yum Center Arena, Galt House Hotel is in downtown Louisville, 1 block from the Ohio River, 4 blocks from Fourth Street Live, and 8 miles from the Louisville airport. This property also offers an airport shuttle service.
This Louisville hotel is connected via covered walkway to both the Kentucky International Convention Center and 4th Street Live entertainment complex.
Breckinridge Inn is 6 miles from Louisville Zoo and Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, 7.8 miles from Churchill Downs, and 9.5 miles from the attractions of downtown Louisville.
Situated in Louisville, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Black Mud Park, Great Clips Festival Shopping Center, and Jefferson Mall. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and University of Louisville are also within 6 mi (10 km).