With the 150th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby on the horizon, there's a lot to be excited about in Louisville, KY. Here’s 7 things not to be missed on your next visit to Bourbon City in 2024:
Highlighting dozens of the city’s best distilleries, Bourbon bars and restaurants, the Urban Bourbon Trial is an appetizing adventure that will have you sipping Kentucky’s finest at dozens of local establishments.
A Louisville legend, the Brown Hotel is beloved by generations for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm. No trip to the Brown is complete without a bourbon flight in the Lobby Bar or sampling a Hot Brown.
As one of America’s most famous tracks, no visit to Louisville is complete without a trip to Churchill Downs. Whilst the Kentucky Derby takes place here once a year, the Kentucky Derby Museum is open year-round giving a fascinating insight into the history of this iconic race.
4. New Boutique Hotels and Trendy Neighbourhoods
A host of new boutique hotels are popping across Louisville. In the buzzing NuLu neighbourhood, the 122-room Hotel Genevieve
features two bars, a speakeasy-style hideaway, and rooftop lounge. The new Myraid Hotel
, due to open summer 2023, is located in the hip Highlands area with a sultry poolside scene centred around cabanas and fire pits.
A born and bred Louisville native, Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali, went on to become arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. The immersive Muhammad Ali Center gives you the chance to learn about his legendary boxing career and his many humanitarian efforts, highlighted through historical footage and artefacts.
Get ready to smell the wood, see the wood chips fly, and learn about the history of an American icon – the Louisville Slugger! Experience this award-winning factory tour as you walk through the heart of the factory production line and check out the steps that go into the bat-making process.
The scent of fragrant garland roses and fresh mint juleps will soon fill the air marking the 150th Anniversary of oldest continuously running sporting event in the US – the Kentucky Derby. Don’t miss your chance to be part of racing history at the most prestigious annual horse race in America on 4th May 2024.
Posted by: Louisville Tourism
Posted on: 26/07/2023