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What you should know about East Louisville

Away from the towering skyscrapers of nearby Downtown, East Louisville offers a more refined experience for those seeking exceptional art and culinary experiences. Dynamic hotspots like Frankfort Avenue, NuLu, and Bonnycastle each have their own charm—all with a great selection of unique galleries, restaurants, and stores. Although this hip area offers plenty of things to do, you’re only a short drive from other neighborhoods like Downtown, making East Louisville the perfect place from which to explore the entire city.

Hotels in East Louisville

The more popular areas of East Louisville are surprisingly sparse of hotels, but there are a lot of options the further east you look. Many of them are located along I-264 and I-64, particularly around Hurstbourne Acres. The best thing about booking accommodation in East Louisville is that you usually get great value for money. Courtyard Louisville East is just one example of the many hotels in the area with top reviews, offering clean and comfortable rooms at affordable rates. If you’re looking for something with an indoor pool and fitness center, then Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham is a great 3-star hotel in East Louisville.

Things to see in East Louisville

For relaxation, a walk or bike ride around Cherokee Park is the ideal way to spend some time, especially during fall as the leaves transform the area into a rich tapestry of color. It’s also just a stone’s throw from Cave Hill Cemetery, an equally beautiful place with a fascinating history—with many confederate soldiers and generals laid to rest here. You’ll also find attractions in East Louisville that are less well-known than their Downtown counterparts, like the informative Thomas Edison Butchertown House. In contrast to these quieter places there are the busier and livelier areas of East Louisville to visit. East Market District (known as NuLu) is a hip area that’s filled with unique shops, and intimate galleries that are a far cry from the huge museums but no less enjoyable. When the evening sets in head to The Highlands—an area renowned for its thriving nightlife and vast choice of restaurants.

Good for couples

East Louisville offers quite a contrast to the Downtown neighborhood on its west border. Rather than your typical big city museums and dominating architecture you’ll discover peaceful parks, independent stores, and cultural gems. It’s the ideal place for couples who want to get their fix of culture without the huge crowds and enjoy a romantic meal at one of neighborhood’s many restaurants. With a thriving nightlife and plenty of discount hotel rates in East Louisville, it’s also a great area for those travelling on a budget.

How to get to East Louisville

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, so you’ll find planning your visit to East Louisville a simple affair. A ride in a car or cab from Louisville International Airport only takes around 15 minutes, so if you’re catching a short flight from cities such as New York, Chicago, or Atlanta, you can be there in no time at all. It’s also an easy destination to reach by car, with Interstates 64, 65 and 71 all traversing the city—with I-64 passing through East Louisville itself. Driving is an ideal way to get around the neighborhood, but there are also buses for an affordable alternative.