When you fly to Louisville International Airport (SDF), you ll land just 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, and the easiest way to get into the city is to hail a taxi cab for the brief drive to your hotel.
Louisville is Kentucky's biggest city and offers southern hospitality for all. Home to the world famous Kentucky Derby, the city also boasts some exceptional parks and wonderful Victorian architecture.
Old Louisville is one of the best National Preservation Districts in the country, while downtown boasts the normal shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment options. Market Street in particular is noted for its art galleries.
The bohemian district of Highlands is just east of downtown, and is packed with an eclectic mix of eateries, bars, galleries and art.
There are more than a dozen beautiful parks to explore in Louisville, each with its own personality. The newest, Waterfront Park, is a particular favorite with families, who come to enjoy the fountains and playgrounds.
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For an adventurous day trip, head 90 minutes south to the Mammoth Cave National Park, where you can explore parts of the world's longest cave system.
Don't miss the Kentucky Derby Festival in May - much more than just racing, there's also an air show, a balloon race, a steamboat race and plenty of parades for the whole family to enjoy.