America's Best Spring Drives

Views out the car window look brightest in spring, when the landscape bursts with wildflowers. See for yourself on America’s best spring drives.

Ohio River Scenic Byway, Cincinnati to Louisville

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The Route: 99 miles.

Crossing three states, the Ohio River Scenic Byway stretches nearly a thousand miles. Follow the river downstream from Cincinnati to Louisville, where you can check out Derby City’s Old Louisville SpringFest, a daylong street festival that will have a “Parisian Flea Market” and gourmet food vendors—not to mention a bourbon tent!

Where to Stop: Louisville’s hottest hotel is the 90-room 21c Museum Hotel, which has a $10 million collection of artwork, photos, and video installations, plus the popular Proof on Main restaurant.

America's Best Spring Drives

Ohio River Scenic Byway, Cincinnati to Louisville

The Route: 99 miles.

Crossing three states, the Ohio River Scenic Byway stretches nearly a thousand miles. Follow the river downstream from Cincinnati to Louisville, where you can check out Derby City’s Old Louisville SpringFest, a daylong street festival that will have a “Parisian Flea Market” and gourmet food vendors—not to mention a bourbon tent!

Where to Stop: Louisville’s hottest hotel is the 90-room 21c Museum Hotel, which has a $10 million collection of artwork, photos, and video installations, plus the popular Proof on Main restaurant.

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