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Northern Kentucky Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Northern 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 Northern Kentucky

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Top Hotels in Northern 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 $93 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
3.9/5Very Good! (1,445 reviews)

"We love the size of the room and the view. And it is surrounded by great restaurants and bars"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center
3.5 out of 5
830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY
Free Cancellation
The price is $80 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4/5Very Good! (944 reviews)

"The room was a nice size and comfortable. We did not have any cleaning service while we were there. I had to call and ask for clean towels."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Hyatt Regency Lexington
3.5 out of 5
401 W High St, Lexington, KY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $103 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Very comfortable & clean. Great view from my room. Would've loved if there was also a hot tub, but the pool was nice & I know it's not often being used recently anyway. Gym was great. Staff were fantastic & overly accomodating"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Hyatt Regency Lexington
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 Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky Vacation Packages

Experience riverside city traditions, sample Kentucky bourbons, investigate the Bluegrass region and stay in an old log cabin when you delve into the state’s pioneering history. The fascinating Northern Kentucky region features wilderness, modern riverfront cities and rustic farmlands. Picturesque landscapes drew European immigrants here in the 1700s. Stroll along quaint main streets and preserved historic downtown precincts. Discover Northern Kentucky’s German heritage through mouthwatering culinary delights and traditional brews.

Visit the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington , in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region of green grass with blue-purple buds. Admire former racehorses at Old Friends Retired Thoroughbred Farm and varied breeds at Kentucky Horse Park.

See a Civil War re-enactment at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site or take a driving tour of John Hunt Morgan’s raids at the Battle of Cynthiana.

In Covington ’s historic district of MainStrasse Village, explore a 19th-century German neighborhood and participate in lively local traditions. Join Oktoberfest and Maifest activities or visit local beer and bourbon pubs with live music.

Newport features a modern riverfront complex, with nightclubs, contemporary dining, shopping malls and cinemas along the Levee River. Visit family-friendly Newport Aquarium and experience the river’s underwater worlds.

In Petersburg find the Creation Museum , dedicated to bringing the pages of the Bible to life. Enjoy local crafts and food at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Walk through history at the restored 200-year-old village of Old Washington or stay overnight in an original 1850 log cabin in Grant County. Augusta ’s period homes are entwined with the history of the Underground Railroad, which assisted fugitive slaves escaping northward in the mid-1800s.

Along the banks of picturesque Elk Creek find wineries and a world-class shooting club. Fossilized remains of prehistoric mammoths were discovered at Big Bone Lick State Park ’s scenic wilderness. Southern magnolias, blue spruce and maples thrive in the subtropical upland climate.

Northern Kentucky includes the state’s northernmost counties and is sometimes grouped into the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. Reach this riverside region by flying into Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and heading south. Take a road trip in Northern Kentucky and stay overnight at the Kentucky Speedway to get front-row seats for racing action.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Northern Kentucky vacation package cost?
Starting from as little as , you can tailor your Northern Kentucky package the way you want. Simply bundle hotels, flights and rental cars and be rewarded with discounts.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Northern Kentucky vacation package?
We get that unexpected stuff happens. If you’ve locked in a Northern Kentucky vacation package and have to amend or cancel it, we can help. We recommend checking out our Customer Service Portal first for information. But generally speaking, if you’ve booked your package in the last 24 hours, you may be able to amend or cancel your itinerary free of charge. If it’s been longer than 24 hours, your hotel, airline or car rental company may impose a fee.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Northern Kentucky?
Bundle, bundle, bundle. Hotels, rental cars and flights — combine whatever you need into a Northern Kentucky vacation package and save as much as $583. Score even bigger bargains when you add extras such as day tours to your booking. But here’s the most impressive part. You have the freedom to customize your trip your own way. We offer over 550 air carriers and 1,000,000 hotels across the globe, so that everyone has an opportunity to travel and live out those vacation fantasies.
Where should I stay in Northern Kentucky?
Louisville is an awesome place to include in your itinerary. It’s where you’ll find well-known sights including Muhammad Ali Center and KFC Yum Center. Cincinnati also attracts many travelers eager to explore some of the best attractions in Northern Kentucky. Two of the best are Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium.
What are the top hotels in Northern Kentucky?
Take a look at Galt House Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham and Hotel Louisville. They’re the first choice for many travelers headed to Louisville. If Cincinnati features in your travel itinerary, Millennium Cincinnati and Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront are a couple of popular options.
When is the best time of year to visit Northern Kentucky?
Northern Kentucky is a bustling place in . If you’re not fond of big crowds and prefer a quieter pace, book your escape for . Need to keep an eye on your vacation budget? Make the most of the deals on offer in . is typically when prices climb and hotel rates are at their most expensive.
How far in advance should I book my Northern Kentucky vacation?
It can be difficult to know exactly when is the ideal time to book your Northern Kentucky vacation. But generally the earlier you book, the more affordable the prices. In some cases, you can reserve your flights and hotels up to a year prior to departure. If you’re considering a last-minute getaway, no need to panic! There are incredible bargains posted on Expedia every day.
What does an Expedia Northern Kentucky travel package include?
Expedia has everything you need to lock in Northern Kentucky trip, but what your package looks like depends on you. Pick from any combination of hotels, flights and rental cars. After a few activities to keep you on the go? Once you’ve made your booking, you can add them too. Whatever your style, there’s a deal to suit your needs.
What should I know before booking a Northern Kentucky travel package?
When you book your hotels, flights and car rentals together, you’ll nab great discounts. Whether you’re planning a wilderness getaway in a cabin or would rather stay in a cozy apartment in the city, Expedia will help make it happen.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Northern Kentucky vacation packages?
Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, you can Book Now, Pay Later. You can customize your getaway with Expedia packages, so why not customize a payment schedule too?
Can I choose my airline with a Northern Kentucky Expedia vacation package?
Most definitely. Expedia has over 550 airline partners to select from around the globe. With so much choice, finding the right carrier to take you to Northern Kentucky won’t be difficult.