Louisville Tops List of Favorite US Travel Destinations According to Lonely Planet

Photo of Louisville at dusk
Gorgeous shot of downtown Louisville at dusk. It’s great to see more and more recognize how great our city really is!

They love us! They really love us!

Famous quotes aside, it’s always pleasing to hear complimentary messages traveling about the cyber-sphere. This time, Louisville tops the list of favorite US travel destinations for 2013.

You know what that means? Time to pack your bags! Oh wait, we already live in this great city.

From their article:

Could it be that the new Portland is in… Kentucky? Louisville has asserted itself as a lively, offbeat cultural mecca on the Ohio River. New Louisville, also known as the East Market District or NuLu, features converted warehouses used as local breweries, antique shops and the city’s coolest restaurants. On Bardstown Rd in the Highlands you’ll find a hipster strip of shops and bars, not to mention many ‘Keep Louisville Weird’ stickers. Bourbon reigns in Louisville. This is the traditional jump-off for the Bourbon Trail; with bourbon’s current wave of popularity, new upstart microdistilleries, including some in and around Louisville like the small-batch Angel’s Envy, are giving the old names in bourbon a run for their money. Try for the first Saturday in May to witness the ‘greatest two minutes in sports,’ the Kentucky Derby.

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Other than Philadelphia, I think I might like to visit the other 8 cities in their top 10 list. Thank you, Robert Reid!

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