Kentucky

Kentucky Travel Guide

Articles about Kentucky

By Katrina Brown Hunt

World-class museums, edgy puppet theaters and out-of-the-way bookstores: Travel + Leisure readers ranked America’s biggest cities by their cultural street cred.

By Benjamin Phelan
When Edward Lee took over the restaurant 610 Magnolia (prix fixe $75–$95) in Louisville’s historic district in 2003, the city knew few gustatory pleasures beyond chicken-fried steak and a wedge of Derby pie. The Brooklyn-born, Korean-American rest...
By Lindsey Olander
It’s been deemed the most exciting two minutes in sports. On May 2, 20 three-year-old thoroughbreds will streak their way around the Churchill Downs racetrack in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, in a bid to capture the first leg of the elu...
By Meredith Bethune
“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. “When customers walk in they can have a few minutes where time stands still.” The yellow and ...
By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which cities have the most eye-catching locals? According to Travel + Leisure readers, attractiveness may be next to friendliness, but a few beaches don’t hurt, either.

Restaurants in Kentucky

New Southern restaurant. This restaurant is named for the limestone traces found in Kentucky springwater, thought to be a crucial ingredient in the state's famous whiskey.

Things to do in Kentucky

Buffalo Trace Distillery is the place for Sazerac and Van Winkle rye varieties.