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Kentucky Vacation Packages

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Kentucky Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Kentucky hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Where to stay in Kentucky

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Top Hotels in Kentucky

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
668 W 5th St, Covington, KY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
3.9/5Very Good! (1,417 reviews)

"Clean, small balcony, friendly staff. Room was clean and relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Radisson Hotel Louisville North
Radisson Hotel Louisville North
3 out of 5
505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
3.8/5Good! (1,916 reviews)

"Tons of parking and the pool is nice. For the pric, u can’t beat it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Radisson Hotel Louisville North
Aloft Louisville Downtown
Aloft Louisville Downtown
3 out of 5
102 West Main Street, Louisville, KY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (642 reviews)

"Really need a microwave in the room but other than that, it was good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Aloft Louisville Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Kentucky

Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour of the Kentucky Bluegrass
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Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour of the Kentucky Bluegrass

$38
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Kentucky
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Kentucky

$10
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Kentucky
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Kentucky

$10
Per adult

Kentucky Vacation Packages

Attend a horse race watched by fans around the world and enjoy bluegrass music in the state where it was first played. On one special day in May, Louisville comes alive for the Kentucky Derby, with thoroughbred horses racing around the oval track of Churchill Downs for just 2 minutes. Join the crowd watching the jockeys on their sleek steeds or place a bet. Be sure to wear a dress and hat or bowtie. Enjoy the race while sipping on the hometown drink, a mint julep, and eating burgoo, a thick, meaty stew.

Spend some time in the city for Derby Festival during the 2 weeks leading up to the race. Join or watch the marathon race (human, not horses), a Texas hold’em poker competition, hot air balloon rides and gigantic fireworks, the Thunder Over Louisville.

Enjoy a variety of other activities in Louisville, from the Muhammad Ali Museum for the great boxer to the Louisville Slugger baseball bat factory and the Louisville Mega Cavern.

Travel east through the bluegrass meadows of horse country to Lexington. Visit the working farm at Kentucky Horse Park. Hike around the 350-acre (142-hectare) Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.

See horsepower of a different kind at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, with its more than 70 vintage sports cars. Take an underground boat tour at Lost River Cave and Valley.

For historic appreciation, visit Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home in Hodgkenville, the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington and Daniel Boone Monument in the capital city of Frankfort. Follow the Civil War trail through Cumberland Gap and other battlefields. 

In the west, enjoy hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Listen to the region’s hillbilly bluegrass music with its banjoes, fiddles and other stringed instruments. Visit the Bluegrass Music Museum on Owensboro. Many cities and small towns across the state have summer bluegrass festivals.

Travel to the state’s forests, meadows, caves and lakes. At Bardstown, see My Old Kentucky Home State Park. You’ll come to appreciate Stephen Foster’s sentiments when he wrote the state song: “The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home…”

Booking the Best Kentucky Vacations Packages

Whether you’re heading to Kentucky for a relaxing getaway, a trip to the Derby, or a trek through the Appalachian Mountains, start planning your Kentucky vacation on Expedia, where you can book all your travel in one place. Save more when you bundle your flight and hotel together; you’ll find Kentucky vacation packages for every budget:  

  • Book a Louisville vacation package, and you’ll be spelunking through Louisville Mega Caverns or touring the Slugger Museum and Factory in no time.
  • Find a Lexington vacation package perfect for your trip to the Horse Capital of the World, where you can check out the Festival of the Bluegrass and sip Kentucky Bourbon at nearby distilleries.
  • Plan a visit to the National Corvette Museum with your Bowling Green vacation package.

Our travel packages include hotel rooms with flights and/or car rental, and bring you additional discounts on your next trip to Kentucky.

Kentucky Derby

Head to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, to witness the famous 144-year-old Thoroughbred horse race. Held annually every May, the event draws over 100,000 people each year. Be one of those visitors by booking a Kentucky Derby vacation package. When you’re not at the Derby, stroll down historic Frankfort Avenue for shopping and fine dining, or visit one of the many local museums.

Kentucky Lakes

Enjoy a relaxing stay by the shoreline at one of these lakefront hotels in Kentucky. Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are two of the most popular lakes in the state, where visitors can go fishing and boating and stay in cozy lakefront accommodations. Book a stay near Lake Cumberland and take in views of its 8 waterfalls. No matter which lake you’re visiting, there are several Kentucky lake vacation packages perfect for your trip. Get started building your Kentucky vacation bundle with Expedia to earn more savings and access some of the best hotels and resorts in the area.

Golf in Kentucky

Your Kentucky getaway won’t be complete without a few rounds of golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the state. Choose from several golf vacation packages in Kentucky, and you’ll be hitting the links before you can say “birdie.” Reserve tee times at beautiful public golf courses such as Heritage Hill and Nevel Meade outside of Louisville, StoneCrest in forested Prestonsburg, and Eagle Ridge near the border of West Virginia. Expedia has a vast inventory of golf resorts in Kentucky, and you can package those with a car rental or flight for the best deals!

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Kentucky?
A: Like many vibrant cities, Louisville and Lexington can be explored by public transportation. But if you want to head out and discover the region of Jefferson County or elsewhere, you’ll appreciate the freedom that comes from having your very own set of wheels. For all your motoring needs, browse our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Kentucky.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Kentucky?
A: Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Intl.) is your best bet if you’re journeying by plane to Kentucky. This popular airport terminal operates 158 international flights every month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Kentucky?
A: Most travelers book hotels in Kentucky. However, you won’t be lacking in options. Motels, bed & breakfasts and apart-hotels are also easy to find here.
Q: What does a Kentucky vacation booking with Expedia include?
A: It’s your choice. Bundle cars, hotels and flights, or simply select one option. You can also add some popular experiences and attractions to your travel schedule. Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you arrange a vacation in Kentucky that works for you.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Kentucky?
A: Save money and hassle by bundling your bookings with us. From Hotels to Rental Cars, Expedia will help you pull together an incredible Kentucky adventure. The more you book now, the more you stand to save. You’ll also have less to do when you hit the ground in your destination.
Q: What are the best things to do in Kentucky?
A: You’ll have ample choices — Churchill Downs, Muhammad Ali Center and University of Louisville are some you could start with. These well-known attractions are situated in Louisville. University of Kentucky, Rupp Arena and Keeneland Racing Course are worth checking out if Lexington is where you’ll be basing yourself. And of course, Bowling Green. Here, we’d recommend heading to National Corvette Museum, Western Kentucky University and Beech Bend Park.