Kentucky

Kentucky Travel Guide

Articles about Kentucky

By Max Grinnell

Can’t stand the sight of one more ambiguous watercolor? Good news: the hotel art scene is breaking free of mass-produced “abstract” art. On display at these hotels: video installations, visual odes to the Louisville Slugger, and portraits made out of 3,400 combs.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Sauce or no sauce? Burnt ends or whole pig? Travel + Leisure readers offered meaty results in the search for the nation’s best barbecue. 

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Recycling bins are only the beginning: Travel + Leisure readers picked the best cities for earth-friendly perks like solar-powered hotels, bike-powered beer bars, and fabulous recycled fashions. 

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...

Hotels in Kentucky

Built in 1923 at the then-staggering cost of $4 million and just three miles from Churchill Downs, the Brown was a magnet for celebrities from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.

Restaurants in Kentucky

Kitschy Mexican

Things to do in Kentucky

To taste rye at the source, visit Heaven Hill Distilleries which makes Rittenhouse.