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Part of the Kentucky Derby Festival week-long celebration with a BalloonFest, BeerFest, WineFest, steamboast race, waterfront concert, children's tea, Zuma, fireworks, and the Kentucky Derby horse race itself (first leg of the of the American Triple Crown) - among many others! #KDFMarathon
Why We Love It
Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, is known for its architecture, the Kentucky Derby, Derby Pie, hot brown sandwiches, and the Louisville Slugger (the official bat of the MLB). Whiskey drinkers can rejoice as the city is also home to the Urban Bourbon Trail where one third of the world's bourbon is produced.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
A green space on the Ohio River with scenic views, organized events, concerts and festivals. Activities: bike, playground, walk/run.
A historic district known for its beautiful Victorian mansions and architecture.
|Mammoth Cave National Park|
A park with trails, rivers, and the largest cave system in the world. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, hike, horseback.
A street simply known as "The Avenue", home to charmings neighborhoods, restaurants, cafés, boutiques and galleries.
|Fourth Street Live|
A bustling downtown area with restaurants, bars, live music, and events.
A green space home to paved paths, bridges, and recreational fields. Activities: archery, bike, fish, horseback, horseshoe, playground, tennis, walk/run.
|Big Four Pedestrian Bridge|
A 1-mi (1.6 km) bridge connecting Kentucky to Indiana.
|High - 69°F (21°C)||Low - 47°F (8°C)|
Louisville International Airport (SDF)
|21c Museum Hotel||0.8 mi (1.3 km) from start/finish|
|Courtyard Louisville Downtown||0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish|
|Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown||0.9 mi (1.4 km) from start/finish|
|Fairfield Inn Louisville Downtown||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish|
|Galt House Hotel and Suites||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown||0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish|
|Marriott Louisville Downtown||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown||0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish|
|Residence Inn Louisville Downtown||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish|
|The Brown Hotel||1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish|