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Eastern Kentucky Romantic Getaways

Eastern Kentucky is Horse Country, pure and simple. Home to Churchill Downs, which in turn is the home to the world famous, Kentucky Derby. The beautiful scenery here with rolling hills and green valleys make it the obvious place for horse riding, racing, and training. This area of Kentucky may be farther from the Appalachian Mountains, but it offers it's own unrivaled beauty.

East Kentucky is home to the cities and towns of Louisville, Lexington-Fayette, Florence, and Georgetown. Each of these great places provide the makings for a romantic Eastern Kentucky getaway.

Southeastern Kentucky is the place to explore the Appalachian Mountains. In the furthermost Eastern portions of Kentucky, small towns lie nestled into the foothills of this majestic mountain range. This is Daniel Boone Country where you can explore stunning waterfalls and meander allow miles of romantic trails. Music lovers can explore the southern end of the US Route 23, also knows as the Country Music Highway, where the roots of Bluegrass began. In small towns like Harrodsburg, you can visit famous performance venues where famous country music performers often stop in to jam.

There are romantic things to see and do in Eastern Kentucky like Kentucky Horse Park, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site, or Newport Aquarium. Depending upon when you're traveling, lovers can check out 3rd Annual Area Art Show Mount Olivet in May or Derby Day Festival in Williamstown in May, or just find a secluded outdoor spot alone together in Daniel Boone National Forest or Greenbo Lake State Park.

Here is a list of cities, national parks and attractions to be found in Eastern Kentucky. You can find more Romantic Getaway ideas in other regions of Kentucky by clicking on the desired area of the map to the left.

Eastern KY Cities & Towns


Eastern KY Attractions

Kentucky Horse Park
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site
Newport Aquarium
Cumberland Falls
Red River Gorge
Downtown Prestonburg

Eastern KY Events

3rd Annual Area Art Show Mount Olivet in May
Derby Day Festival in Williamstown in May
Red River Gorge Augusta Swingtime on the River in August
Georgetown Harvest Festival in September
Master Musicians Festival in Somerset in July
Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair in Somerset in June
Laurel County Fair in London in July
Slade Wildflower Weekend in April

Eastern KY Parks

Daniel Boone National Forest
Greenbo Lake State Park
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Daniel Boone National Forest


East Kentucky Getaways
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For additional East Kentucky romantic travel information contact the Kentucky Department of Travel at Capital Plaza Tower, 22nd Floor, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 Telephone: 800-225-8747 or 502-564-4930.


Romantic Getaway in Eastern KY

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