Things to Do in Louisville
There are plenty of attractions and activities in Louisville. Catch a game or concert at the KFC Yum! Center, swing by Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or grab a drink while listening to music at Fourth Street Live! The Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson boat tours are a great way to learn about the city's origins. After hopping off the boat, you can check out the Muhammad Ali Center, filled with award-winning exhibits about the champion boxer. The 134-acre Louisville Zoo is another hot spot, where families can get up-close-and-personal with more than 1,300 animals.
When it comes to Southern fare, bourbon and the arts, Louisville is no stranger. There are 2,500 restaurants in the city, ranging from barbecue to ethnic to hearty American. The Urban Bourbon Trail has been home to bourbon distillers since 1780 and offers 14 restaurants and bars downtown. For art, head to Speed Art Museum, Louisville's premier destination for the visual arts, or the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the oldest ongoing celebration of the Bard's work in the country. In addition, the city hosts the Kentucky Bluegrass Festival.