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Articles about Louisville

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 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 Katrina Brown Hunt

Sugar addicts take note: olive oil gelato sundaes, Coca-Cola cupcakes, and marshmallow-filled caramels are the travel destinations you've been waiting for.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Jazz legends, symphonic masterpieces—and some really cool punk karaoke. Travel + Leisure readers kept the beat as they ranked the best music towns in the land.

Hotels in Louisville

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 Louisville

Bistro and live jazz in a former saloon.

Things to do in Louisville

The Tour: A trek through the heart of factory operations where baseball's most famous bats are fashioned. To aid visitors, monitors show close-up shots of the work being done.