Your dreams are filled with wanderlust and you long to feel unfamiliar soil beneath your feet, somewhere with a warm smile, green pastures, and a song in its heart. Make your escape to Louisville, where a taste of Southern hospitality mingles with Midwestern charm. While Derby City conjures up the sound of thundering hooves, there is much, much more to this Gateway to the South. Don’t be fooled by its laid-back vibe; there is plenty of excitement to be had here, whether you’re singing along with a cover band, cycling along the parkways, or sipping bourbon. Your room in one of the downtown Louisville hotels awaits, and you feel the call of adventure in its streets.
There is no need to stop exploring when the sun goes down, and Louisville downtown hotels are in the heart of the excitement. At night, Louisville definitely has a musical pulse, with a vibrant local scene, plenty of big-name performers, and cover bands for every genre, so find a concert and tap your feet, sway your hips, or sing along. Kentucky is definitely the place for bourbon, and the Urban Bourbon Trail offers a variety of opportunities to savor it, whether it’s a refreshing Mint Julep or a bourbon flight. A stay at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a cocktail and a taste of Kentucky’s past at the restored Old Seelbach Bar, which dates back to the early 1900s. The elegant surroundings have enticed many from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Al Capone, and F. Scott Fitzgerald took inspiration from it for “The Great Gatsby,” so raise your glass to the thrill of being (almost) in famous company.
Your stay at the Brown Hotel is your chance to sink your teeth into Louisville’s most iconic food. The Hot Brown—an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and Mornay sauce—was invented here in the 1920s, and its rich flavors are a comfort food adventure unto themselves. For a sweet delight like only the South can make, try a Derby pie. This chocolate-filled twist on the traditional pecan pie is the ultimate fulfillment for your sweet tooth. If your gustatory explorations take you further afield, you’ll find a mixture of north and south, from German beer and sausages to Southern grits and okra, and of course succulent Kentucky-style mutton barbecue.
With its young, hip vibe combined with historic locales, Louisville has plenty to discover, day or night. Trust Travelocity to find you cheap hotels in downtown Lousville, KY and leave a little extra in your wallet to fund your escapades. From this day forward, you will raise your glass of bourbon and toast your Louisville adventure.