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Louisville is half-genteel, half-rugged and all Southern hospitality from where it nestles along the banks of the Ohio River, which serves as a dividing line between the North and the South. A diverse array of neighborhoods makes up its boundaries. An exploration will reveal expected delights, such as fried chicken spots and jazzy juke joints, and unexpected treats, such as its farmers' markets and arts scene.
If you ever get the chance to attend the Kentucky Derby, take it. Not only is the Run for the Roses a two-minute thrill like you've never experienced, but the hats alone are worth the trip. There's a museum of Churchill Downs history, too. Book a trip on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for access to over a dozen restaurants and bars that serve a mouthwatering selection of the spirit. Go below ground and explore the Louisville Mega Cavern; then come up for air and head to the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum or the Louisville Water Tower Park.
Enjoy a visit that immerses you in historic Louisville when you stay in Crescent Hill, which has Victorian flair, lots of boutiques and charming cafes. Clifton is arty and open, with local restaurants, shops and art galleries. Norton Commons gives off a vibe that's reminiscent of a more old-fashioned Cleveland. NuLu, or New Louisville, also known as the East Market District, is easily one of the most sought-after areas, given its recent explosion.
You can fly straight into the city via the Louisville International Airport. There's also a Greyhound station with busses coming from hubs such as Chicago and New York City. Amtrak is another option to get to the city.
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