Day Trips in Kentucky

Day Trips in Kentucky

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Day trips are a great way to discover your next adventure. Luckily, if you’re in or near Kentucky, there are many destinations waiting to welcome you for your next trip! Depending on your location, below are some places to consider when planning your adventure.


North Central KY

Harrison County, IN is just a short drive from Louisville, KY. Enjoy history, caves, wineries, gaming and outdoor recreation.

Carrollton/Carroll County is a charming historic town. From the city to serenity, where rivers and people meet.

Natural beauty, cherished history and quaint surroundings abound in the city of Wilmore.

Sitting amidst four National Register Historic Districts in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region is Kentucky’s oldest town-Harrodsburg/Mercer County is one of the coolest places in history.

Louisville is “One of the Friendliest Cities in America” according to Travel + Leisure. Explore Urban Bourbon Experience™, acclaimed culinary scene, unique attractions and eclectic neighborhoods.

Shelbyville, Shelby County is the American Saddlebred Capital of the World

A once in a lifetime experience… the Radcliff/Fort Knox community is filled with southern hospitality and military history.

Western KY

Central City is located in famous Muhlenberg County; It has a rich heritage of music.

Paducah is an UNESCO Creative City, and historic river town offering an authentic cultural experience for visitors from around the globe!

Adventure, history and mystery await you around every curve as you explore Hopkinsville, KY.

Experience Life Naturally in Cadiz-Trigg County, the front porch to Land Between the Lakes and Lake Barkley.

Take your Bluegrass Journey in Ohio County, “Home of the Bluegrass”.

Eastern KY

Paintsville is located between the scenic landscapes of Paintsville Lake and Dewey Lake. Enjoy music, mountains, history, and outdoor adventure!

Whether you seek outdoor adventure, delectable culinary treats or special boutiques, Corbin offers an experience you will never forget.

Experience southern Kentucky hospitality in London and Laurel County-your crossroads to adventure!

Whether you’re looking for a ground pounding four wheeling adventure or a gentle hike along a scenic stream, Hazard and Perry County is your destination.

Beattyville/Lee County is the birthplace of the Kentucky River and the home of the Woolly Worm Festival.

Barbourville is a town rich in history with many firsts. Make your first stop a tour of the Barbourville & Knox County Visitor Center.

Ashland offers a pleasing blend of history, culture, scenic venues, outdoor recreation and annual festivals, guaranteed to provide you with true southern hospitality!

With endless trails to explore, history to learn, and sites to see, Williamsburg has it all. Williamsburg is your “Gateway to the Cumberlands”.

Morehead is the place to go for outdoor adventures; Adventures await on the water & trails.

The city of West Liberty is a charming small town, nestled in the heart of Morgan County, in the hills of Eastern Kentucky.

Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County is a small town full of rich history and charm, and home to first class attractions.

Explore Louisa and Lawrence County, KY. An area rich in heritage and history.

South Central KY

Glasgow-Barren County is a great place to experience relaxation, fun, arts & culture, history, above-ground and underground adventures, water recreation, events and more.

Experience a new adventure around every curve in Bowling Green as you witness the birth and history of Corvettes, take an underground boat tour, and go for a twisted ride in the air.

Columbia-Adair County is enhanced by the 8,200 acre Green River Lake, a paradise for fishermen and boaters of all types.


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