When we travel, we want to experience the true essence of a new place and see or sample all the things that make it unique. In Kentucky, one of those experiences is almost certainly bourbon. Set up camp in one of the hotels near Bardstown, KY and experience firsthand the distilleries that have earned this town the title of Bourbon Capital of the World. However, a visit here isn't all about drinking. As one of Kentucky's very oldest communities, this beautiful small town is dripping with charm and culture, whether you're exploring Civil War culture or attending an outdoor theatrical production.
Take your time settling into one of the hotels in Bardstown, KY before you head out in search of experience. Buckle up in one of our rental cars in Bardstown, and drive over to the Civil War Museum, said to be one of the best of its kind in the country. Upon discovering multiple branches and fascinating troves of detailed information about many aspects of the war, you could get lost here all weekend—and handily enough, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Wander rows of original 18th century log cabins, gain insights into the role of women in the war in the Women's Museum of the Civil War, or goggle at the well-kept collection of artifacts. With this much fascinating history around you, don't be surprised if you spend the night dreaming of it at one of our Bardstown hotels. Round out your visit with a tour of some of the local distilleries to sample the regional bourbon. If spirits aren't your style, you will also find a healthy scattering of wineries in the region.
If you like what you see (and drink) here, continue the Kentucky Bourbon Trail north to Louisville. Even if you feel you've sufficiently sampled the charms of the local bourbon, you'll find plenty to enjoy here, whether it's horse racing or baseball history. Book one of Travelocity's fantastic hotels in Louisville to enjoy the charms of this historic city on the Ohio River.