Holidays in Kentucky

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £524
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £524
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £887
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £887
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £530

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Also known as the ""Bluegrass state"" due to its fertile soil and the blue coloured grass that grows there, the state of Kentucky is located in the mid-eastern USA. The state is surrounded by three rivers and the Appalachian Mountains are to be found at its eastern tip. Kentucky is known for its lakes and navigable waterways, coal fields and caves.


Planning Kentucky holidays

May to September is the ideal time for Kentucky holidays. With a humid subtropical climate Kentucky experiences four distinct seasons. Winter lows can be as cold as −5 °C so it is best to visit in the warmer months. There are three major airports: Louisville International Airport, Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport and Blue Grass Field in Lexington. Travelling within the state is best done by hired car or by coach. A few cities are connected by rail and it's also possible to travel by boat. There are two time zones in Kentucky, the Eastern timezone (GMT-5:00) in the eastern half of the state and the Central timezone (GMT-6:00) in the western half.

Kentucky holidays city highlights

Kentucky's two major cities, Lexington and Louisville are known as the horse capital of the world and the derby city, respectively. The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington hosts equestrian games and has many exhibitions, pastures, barns, museums and an art gallery. In Louisville, Churchill Downs is home to the Kentucky Derby and there's a derby museum next door. Bluegrass music is popular in Kentucky.

Kentucky's natural beauty

Kentucky has over 52 state parks ranging from campgrounds to resort parks that offer a full service lodge and dining room. Many of these parks are found on the shores of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, two of the largest artificial lakes in the country. Here one can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, golfing and other activities. The world's longest cave system can be found at Mammoth Cave National Park.

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