Kentucky Weekend Getaways
Dash away, just the two of you for a romantic KY weekend getaway.
Many airlines offer discounts on last minute flights to Kentucky.
No matter where you live in the US, there is a romantic Kentucky weekend
getaway just waiting for you. If you happen to live in Kentucky,
you have an opportunity to check out the romantic places you never
knew existed, right in your own backyard! Here are a few great KY weekend getaway ideas! To see specific
weekend getaways in different Kentucky regions, simply locate
your desired area and click! Here
are five ideas for a great KY weekend getaway:
1. Visit Kentucky's Small Towns
Some of the best things about Kentucky are found in the small towns and communities across the state. They have rich heritages and stories to tell the visitors that happen upon them. So why not pick an area and set out into their small towns! Consider Berea, located just 40 miles south of Lexington. Berea bills itself as the 'Folk Arts & Crafts Capitol of Kentucky'. is the proud home of Berea College, a liberal arts work college founded in 1855. Shop for unique southern crafts and art here. Stop in Danville, the home of Centre College, voted one of the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country and considered one of the prettiest towns in Kentucky. A short drive Northeast of Louisville is La Grange with an active railway running though it's quaint downtown. Pick a little town and go!
2. Explore Kentucky's Bourbon Trail
The whiskey and bourbon flows here in Kentucky Bourbon Country. Taste what all the fuss is about and take a tour of these amazing distilleries. You can participate in guided tours of these regions or set out on your own. Remember to pace yourself!
3. Kentucky Wine Country
A little known fact is that Kentucky is home to the first commercial vineyard in the US. Yep, before Napa, there was Kentucky. There are many great wineries to visit and explore here. These wineries host lots of sun festivals and events with food and shopping and above all, great wine!
4. Visit Kentucky Horse Country
After all, this is the home of the one and only Kentucky Derby! Acres and acres of rolling fields all packed full of grazing horses of every breed. There are training facilities to tour where you can watch thoroughbreds in training and then head to the track to watch these magnificent racers in action. Kentucky is a Equestrian paradise and you won't have any trouble taking a quiet romantic horseback ride here. A perfect weekend getaway for lovers and horse-lovers alike!
5. Discover the Roots of BlueGrass
On your romantic Kentucky weekend getaway, drive the Country Music Highway and discover where it all began. All along the way you'll find stops like music museums, performance venues, clubs, festivals, and monuments where Blue Grass music lovers can learn a little about this all-American music style and get an earful too.
Secluded Kentucky weekend travel for two just a short drive away!
If you happen to live in Kentucky, traveling to a small and secluded
place is easy. Lodging rates in small hidden towns like Madisonville,
Florence, or London can be much less expensive. Many of the
smaller towns in Kentucky offer great little B&B's or cabin
making a quick weekend escape easy and inexpensive. There are always
quaint little shops to explore as well as great home cooking at
local restaurants. Above all, small towns can offer real quiet and
seclusion for a perfect romantic weekend getaway.
A Kentucky Romantic Weekend Getaway right under your nose?
If you live in or near a Kentucky major metropolitan area like Owensboro,
Louisville, or Somerset, there are many great deals and weekend
getaway opportunities at your own back door. Off season times are
great opportunities to stay at world class resorts close to home
for much less than you might expect. Many resorts
and spas offer packages designed to entice locals to come and
explore the pampering they offer. Although you aren't going far
from home, the right resort or hotel can make you feel as if you
are another world away.
Kentucky Weekend Getaway - Jet Away!
Hop a flight to see Cherokee Trail of Tears or Dogwood Azalea Trail or attend Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery Arts Festival in September
or Derby Day Festival in Williamstown in May. Just because it's a weekend doesn't mean it won't be
memorable. The important thing to remember when considering far
away romantic travel with only a weekend to spare is to find something
specific you especially want to experience while you're there. Consider
checking out some of the great Kentucky events like LowerTown Art & Music Festival in Paducah in May or 3rd Annual Area Art Show Mount Olivet in May.
A weekend is definitely not enough time to explore all of Kentucky,
but what could be more romantic than hopping a short flight to have
a romantic dinner and see a show on Saturday in Owensboro, and then
enjoy brunch Sunday morning and heading home. Maybe a wonderful
Bowling Green resort offers a great weekend spa package for two, giving
you just enough time to relax, unwind and connect with one another.
The best thing about weekend getaways is they help give us great
ideas for future travel destinations. Imagine when you're coworkers
ask you "So what did you do this weekend?" you can say
"Well, on Saturday I had lunch... in Owensboro."
For additional Kentucky weekend getaway travel information including
other attractions, accommodations, and popular local events, you
can 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.