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What you should know about Downtown Louisville

A beautiful amalgamation of old and new, the historic neighborhood of Downtown Louisville is the ideal location for those who want to be at the heart of the action. The largest city in Kentucky, Louisville boasts a huge range of cultural sights to indulge in, most of which are concentrated in this small but lively neighborhood. The imposing skyscrapers of the area are matched only by the impressive array of dining and shopping experiences available, which round off a truly incredible experience.

Hotels in Downtown Louisville

As the main business district in Louisville, you can expect to find a wide selection of mid-range and high-end hotels here, offering a pick of the best Downtown Louisville hotel rates. One of the standout locations is the 21c Museum Hotel. This high-end hotel is unique in that it manages to perfectly blend a boutique hotel experience with a contemporary art museum, receiving some of the highest praise among hotels in Downtown Louisville. For a more classical environment that reflects the history of the area, The Brown Hotel with its tasteful décor and English Renaissance architecture features stunning interiors and is a top choice for those looking for a 4-star Downtown Louisville hotel.

Things to see in Downtown Louisville

If you decide to stay in Downtown Louisville you’ll be spoiled for choice with the variety of attractions on offer. Take a stroll around West Main St (otherwise known as Museum Row) where you’ll find no fewer than 8 museums all within a few blocks. The Frazier History Museum is located here, offering interesting exhibits for all ages including a section dedicated to the history of firearms. More contemporary museums are also in the area such as the Muhammad Ali Center. Celebrating the life of one of the world’s greatest athletes who was born and raised here, it’s one of the top-rated attractions in Louisville. When it’s time to unwind then there’s also an astonishing selection of restaurants and stores. You’ll find the biggest concentration down along Fourth Street, especially in the buzzing entertainment complex Fourth Street Live!—a must-see part of Downtown. Finally, don’t forget to visit Waterfront Park, a beautiful green oasis among the dizzying skyscrapers of Downtown Louisville.

Good for couples

With so many cultural attractions in Downtown Louisville it’s the perfect neighborhood for couples who want to get out of their hotel and straight into the action. Excellent museums, fantastic dining and plenty of shopping opportunities await you in this cultural hub. In fact, with so much to do in this small neighborhood you wouldn’t even have to venture out to the rest of the city. The area is also well-suited to other types of traveller, such as those looking for the perfect place to stay during their business trip in Downtown Louisville, as it’s the central business district of the city.

How to get to Downtown Louisville

As the largest city in Kentucky, you’ll find it’s easy to travel to Downtown Louisville. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Louisville International Airport—from here you can reach cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago in around 1-2 hours. Alternatively, there are several Interstates if you’re travelling by car: I-64, I-65, and I-71. The Downtown neighborhood itself is small enough that you can comfortably walk most places, although you can always hop on one of the local buses if you prefer. An increasingly popular option is to hire a bike as Downtown is the most cycle-friendly neighborhood in Louisville.