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Explore Kentucky

Exciting Vacation Ideas in Kentucky

exploring Kentucky

Experience some of the best places to go on vacation in the Bluegrass State

Exploring Kentucky is discovering all the things you know about, and all the things you don’t. It’s experiencing more than 500 horse farms, and touring the famous Bourbon Country distilleries.

It’s viewing Civil War battlefields, international museums and innovative art galleries. Visiting Kentucky’s world-renowned natural attractions, lakes and rivers and state parks — widely considered the best in the entire country — and tasting the local dishes at our recommended off-the-beaten-path dining landmarks, serving up some of the finest food in the United States.

So c’mon. If you’re looking for one of the best places to go on vacation, read below to discover the authentic, history-rich, mouth-watering, awe-inspiring and affordable vacation ideas of Kentucky. Learn all about The Bluegrass State and plan your visit, whether for a day or a week, using the destinations and activities below as a guide.

Explore the Ins and Outs of Kentucky

Cities and Towns - The rich Bluegrass State heritage. The big city downtown attractions. The unique culture of bustling art communities. Experience the family-friendly character of our cities and towns that make Kentucky … Kentucky.

Lakes and Rivers - Huge recreational lakes. Thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Extreme adventure on raging white-water rapids. Sandy swimming beaches. For exciting on-water activities, navigate your way through beautiful Kentucky scenery. You’ll find amazing view after amazing view on the waters of KY.

Kentucky Regions - Kentucky offers four distinct regions, each offering their own authentic culture, characteristics and traditions for unique getaways. From caves to bourbon to horses, come inside and discover the diversity of Kentucky.

Tours, Byways and Trails - Where will the roads and trails of Kentucky lead you? Almost anywhere you want to go! Embark on grand road trips through Bourbon Country. Journey through underground caves. Tour historic sites and other great destinations on these vacations in Kentucky.

About Kentucky - Find historical facts, a list of famous Kentuckians, state government information, and audio and video downloads in this section dedicated to the history of the state.

Top Attractions - From the Country Music Highway to Churchill Downs to the Kentucky Horse Park, check out some of the most popular attractions Kentucky has to offer for kids and adults alike.

State Parks - Craving outdoor adventure? Welcome to paradise! Kentucky features 49 beautiful state parks, all of which offer great adventure, relaxation, wildlife & wilderness, water sports and, of course, those famous photo-worthy scenic views Kentucky is known for.

Found enough fun and affordable vacation ideas in Kentucky? Use our travel tools and search the site to start planning the details of your trip! Whether you stay for a few nights or a few weeks, there’s enough fun and excitement here to keep travelers busy on any budget.