Food and culture give the racetrack a run for its money in this horse-loving Kentucky town.

Known primarily for the Kentucky Derby — think: bourbon, fast horses and big hats — Louisville may well be the Bluegrass State’s next hot spot. Between the cultural offerings and emerging food scene, there’s more to this river city than meets the eye. Enjoy impressive architecture, rollicking nightlife and a food scene that marries modern cuisine with good old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

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Explore Louisville

  • Downtown Louisville
  • East Market District
  • Old Louisville

Downtown Louisville


Downtown Louisville is a bustling metropolitan neighborhood known for its museums, performing arts centers and boisterous nightlife scene.

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Museums, Distilleries, Performance Arts, Music, Nightlife

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East Market District


This trendy neighborhood is growing in popularity thanks to its quirky art scene, unique boutiques and barbecue restaurants, bars and breweries.

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Galleries, Shopping, Dining

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Old Louisville


Old Louisville is a charming neighborhood known for its Victorian homes, historical tours and ghost walks. Here you can grab a beer at a local tavern and visit the oldest museum in the city.

Known For

Architecture, Dining, Historic Landmarks

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Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Enjoy Three History- and Bourbon-Filled Days in Louisville, Kentucky

Over fresh pizza

Explore Downtown Louisville

Embark on a tour of downtown Louisville: From museums to live entertainment, your first day will be packed with adventure. Round out the evening with dinner and dancing at a hip entertainment plaza. 


Houses along a tree-lined city street

Take In a History Lesson (or Two) Downtown

Learn more about the city’s historical significance by exploring the architecture, restaurants and breweries in the Old Louisville neighborhood. After the sun sets, head out for a ghost tour, where you’ll stroll streets haunted by the area’s spooky past. 


A bridge over a river

Browse NuLu

Shop until you drop in the trendy NuLu (New Louisville) neighborhood. Enjoy a sweet start to the morning with one of the city’s best cookies, wander the riverfront and cap off the night at a garage turned nightlife spot. 


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