For First Time Visitors

• Mammoth Cave National Park
• Bourbon Country – any of our amazing distilleries
• Kentucky Derby Museum/Churchill Downs
• Horse Farm Tour –
• Keeneland Race Track

For Repeat Visitors

• Cumberland Falls
• Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum
• Corvette Museum & Factory
• The Ark Encounter
• Ali Center


Arrive in Louisville – drop your bags at your hotel and head to museum row, but first, grab a cup of your favorite caffeine or a delicious snack to put some pep in your step at

Atlantic No. 5 is a Main Street eatery and general store offering a selection of homemade sandwiches, biscuits salads, desserts and grab-to-go meals.

Explore museum row which features 10 exciting museums and attractions all within blocks of each other. From the Louisville Slugger Museum, where you can see the iconic bat being made to the Muhammad Ali Center where you can learn all about the great boxer and humanitarian, there is an something here for almost everyone.

When you’re ready to relax and re-fuel, go “Against the Grain” at one of Louisville’s most popular breweries.  Located next to the town’s minor league baseball field, you can try one of the home brewed selections and delicious lunch fare.
Spend the afternoon at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience combines two of America’s favorite things, history and Bourbon.  Experience the life and contributions of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller, through guided tours, featuring an artisanal still that reflects the timeless process of how Bourbon was made centuries ago; and educational tastings that capture the character of his namesake brand.

A new and innovative culinary scene is taking Louisville by storm, so try a progressive dinner at one of these restaurants and make a few stops on the Urban Bourbon Trail, to be featured on this fun trail a bar must have a selection of at least 50 different bourbons!
Try the hip Garage Bar ( housed in a former auto service garage in downtown Louisville’s vibrant East Market or NuLu neighborhood. Casual fare and great outside patio atmosphere.
Feed your appetite and your social conscience at Harvest Restaurant  where at least 80% of the food is sourced from farmers and growers within a 100-mile radius of the city.
Or how about Decca restaurant to dine on the pairing of talented Chef Annie Pettry Committed to locally farmed and small production ingredients and features two intimate dining rooms, an outdoor courtyard, and a beautiful brick and limestone cellar for libations and revelry.


Enjoy breakfast at J Graham Brown Café at The Brown Hotel to savor the famous Kentucky Hot Brown, a signature dish or grab a lighter breakfast at Atlantic 5 for light breakfast.
Explore The Frazier Museum in downtown Louisville’s “Museum Row” in a beautiful 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility originally called the “Doerhoefer Building,” a late 19th century, Chicago-style commercial structure. The Frazier has three floors of exhibits, an education center, Museum Store, two stages and a tournament ring.

Enjoy lunch at a Downtown at Louisville local eatery – there are an abundance of flavors in the city, but a Southern suggestion would be to indulge at Doc Crows Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar.
Experience the greatest 2 minutes in racing at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Be a part of the thrills and traditions of the race as you watch the “Greatest Race” in a 360 degree theater. Tour the historic Churchill Downs and see the famous track up-close.

Continue the to get involved in the marriage between Bourbon and culinary at Down One Bourbon Bar, a Classy setting for modern twists on American pub grub plus lots of bourbon selections & cocktails.
For evening entertainment you have a variety to choose from.  Stroll down to 4th Street Live or check out one of the live venues that Louisville is known for.
Actors theatre produces innovative theatre that broadens minds, enlivens souls, and inspires communities.
The Louisville Palace offers a robust stage presence with audio equipment and visual lighting to match the passion of our visiting performance artists.


Depart for the world’s oldest continually operating Bourbon distillery, Buffalo Trace located in the state capital of Frankfort.  The “Trace” offers a variety of tours that will take you deep into the work of a bourbon distillery, the “hard hat” tour which give a behind the scenes look at operations, and the “Bourbon Pompeii” which shows archeological excavations – are just a couple of examples.

Buffalo Trace Distillery 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 696-5926

Grab lunch at Bourbon on Main or a slice of pizza at Buddy’s Pizza before moving onto the next activity.
If the weather is right and you want to immerse yourself in the outdoors check on a canoe or kayaking trip down the Kentucky River with Canoe Kentucky
Next stop – Overnight: Lexington, Kentucky – Horse Capital of the World!

For a chill evening after a day of adventure head to the Pepper Campus Distillery District.  Pepper Campus is your Entertainment Destination in the beautiful Bluegrass Area of Kentucky.  One stop includes a brewery, a distillery with bar, a farm to table restaurant, craft ice cream store, and a bar with lots of outdoor space.
Distillery District 1228 Manchester St Lexington, KY 40504


Travel to Keeneland Race Course to see the Thoroughbreds at their early morning workout: the kids can get right up to the rail.  Horses are exercised on the track year round and visitors are welcome. Then walk over to the Track Kitchen for a breakfast that is hearty, Southern, and inexpensive.

While you are in the Horse Capital of the World, reserve an afternoon tour to see some of the area’s legendary horse farms.
Horse Country, Inc.Over thirty Thoroughbred farms and equine facilities, including famed Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, have banded together to offer a variety of opportunities for visitors to the Bluegrass Region. If you have your own transportation, you can go online and choose a tour from their ever expanding offerings. Tickets for adults are $20 per person. Tours last about one hour.

Wrap up your day in Horse Country at the Restaurant that was voted best in Every Southern State 2017 by Southern Living Magazine.  Dudley’s on Short has been a Lexington staple and culinary trailblazer since 1981.  Owner Debbie Long holds a reputation as horse country’s consummate hostess.
Dudley’s on Short 259 W Short St #125, Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 252-1010


The locals flock to Magee’s Bakery  for melt in your mouth pastries and deserts. Then head to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill for a tour. Travel along US 68 from Lexington to Harrodsburg and wind your way to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The drive takes you past horse farms and the Kentucky River Palisades. After touring Shaker Village, the largest restored Shaker Village in the world.  Lunch on site at Trustee’s Office is a must.

Woodford Reserve Distillery. It’s nestled along Glenn’s Creek and offers bourbon tours, gift shopping and scenic vistas.

The Summit at Fritz Farm is a carefully cultivated, one-of-a-kind Lexington destination. The Summit at Fritz Farm features the region’s best food, fashion, social gatherings, and hosts an exciting collection of national brands and local favorites. The Summit at Fritz Farm includes over 70 street-level shops with more than 20 dining options featuring chef-inspired, local and regional flavors, modern, build-to-suit office space, luxury apartments and Kentucky’s first food hall – The Barn. The Summit at Fritz Farm serves as a community gathering place for the discerning Lexingtonian.


Depart for Northern Kentucky and if you have time stop in Georgetown, Kentucky to visit some of Kentucky’s most loved at Old Friends  Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds who’s racing and breeding careers have come to an end.

Enjoy beautiful Kentucky scenery on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Don’t miss these five unique experiences as you travel along Northern Kentucky’s scenic back roads.  Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the country atmosphere this trail has to offer.  The historic stone houses in Campbell County to the quaint town of Augusta.  Each winery has their own distinct style and personality.  Bring your passports to each of the five wineries on the trail to receive your official validation stamp.  Present your Passport at the last winery visited, with all five official winery validations, to receive a complimentary Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail coaster.
Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail

Dinner at Coppin’s at the Hotel Covington (638 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011)
The Hotel Covington is one of the region’s newest boutique hotels and a true design driven hotel. The building was once the busiest department store (Coppin’s) in the region which has been recreated as a true hub of local activity in Covington. Dinner will be hosted in Coppin’s Restaurant featuring unique Kentucky cuisine sourced for regional farms and some of the most unique cocktail offerings in the region.


Relax.  Order room service, rearrange all of your souvenirs in your suitcase and prepare for your last day in the bluegrass state.
Have brunch at Otto’s to savor your last taste of the south with shrimp & grits, fried green tomatoes or one of their other mouthwatering favorites.

American Legacy Tours – Newport Gangster Tour

Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous, high energy presentation inside an old casino to explain the historic significance of Newport, and discover how this little town gave birth to the modern day gaming industry.

If you are looking for more history you can also discover how Kentucky played a vital role in the Underground Railroad. Inquire with American Legacy Tours.

Chill and get in flight mode with a pint from the local Braxton Brewery. Here you can engage in conversations with locals and other travelers in a laid back environment while enjoying some great local beer.


Fly out of CVG in Northern Kentucky or utilize SDF in Louisville and LEX in Lexington.