When most people think of Kentucky, they think of rural Appalachia, but the Bluegrass State is also home to a few sizable cities. Louisville is its largest city, and it’s filled with beautiful parks, fascinating cultural experiences, and an array of delicious restaurants to sample from. Best of all, vacationing with an RV in Louisville is considerably less expensive
compared to surrounding states.
Choosing an RV rental in Louisville is a fantastic way to see this exquisite city without the costs of hotels
or eating out every meal. With Cruise America, you’ll have a home away from home and the perfect basecamp for exploring the city.
Adventure Ideas During Your RV Rental in Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville is packed with so many exciting destinations and experiences, it’ll be hard to pack it all into your itinerary. If you’re vacation lines up with it, the Kentucky Derby is a must. However, no one will fault you if you have a mint julep or two outside of derby season. There are also dozens of great museums, restaurants, distilleries, and outdoor recreation areas to explore when choosing an RV rental in Louisville.
Do a Whiskey Tasting
If Kentucky is famous for just one thing, it’s almost certainly bourbon. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail
spotlights nearly twenty distilleries, and six of them are right in Louisville. Evan Williams, Angels Envy, Rabbit Hole, Old Forester, and Michter’s are all within walking distance of each other along the Ohio River waterfront too. Evan Williams has one of the best tours, taking visitors on a fascinating journey through the distilling process, from grain to glass. If you’re planning on touring all of the distilleries, be sure to pick up the official Kentucky Bourbon Trail Passport, and you’ll receive a free gift after getting a stamp from all eighteen of them.
“Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee” at the Muhammed Ali Museum
Ali, by his admission, was the greatest boxer of all time. He’s also the pride of Louisville and was one of the city’s most renowned residents. The museum dedicated to him is an enthralling trip through the boxer’s life, starting with his childhood in Louisville in the 1940s, through his big fights in the 1960s, and later his philanthropic efforts as an elder statesman for the sport.
Swing by the Louisville Slugger Museum
Baseball is America’s pastime, and no bat is more associated with that pastime than the Louisville Slugger. The highly-quality wooden bats are still produced in their namesake city, and you can actually take a tour of the facilities to see the process. Even if you’re not the biggest baseball fan, this should be on any Louisville bucket list just to see fine craftsmanship in action.
Enjoy a Picnic Lunch at Cherokee Park
Finding ways to save money
is important when you’re trying to keep your vacation on a budget. One of the easiest ways to do it is to spend more time cooking and less time eating out. Picnics are always fun and will help to keep costs down. Fortunately, when you get an RV rental in Louisville, there are some excellent parks to enjoy your meals in. The 400-acre green space known as Cherokee Park is just east of the downtown and right off I-64.
Check Out the Wildlife at the Louisville Zoo
Bring the kids along on your RV trip and want to schedule some educational activities? Look no further than the Louisville Zoo
, where the little ones can see gorillas, giraffes, tigers, and alligators up close and in enclosures designed to mimic the animals’ natural habitat. This is the perfect opportunity for the family to explore nature and understand humanity’s role in protecting and preserving these spectacular animals.
See a Broadway Quality Show
Those looking to enjoy the arts during their RV rental in Louisville should check out the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, the Bluegrass State’s cultural mecca. It’s where you’ll find the Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, and Broadway Across America Theater. Recent touring shows
have included Hamilton, Cats, and Mean Girls, in addition to dozens of popular bands and comedians.
Go Ziplining, Underground
Mammoth Cave National Park is about an hour and a half away and should be on everyone’s itinerary when getting an RV rental in Louisville. If you don’t have the time for that sort of day trip though, the next best thing is the Louisville Mega Cavern
. Constructed in a former limestone mine, the cavern is technically a human-made structure and is the largest “building” in Kentucky. It houses a massive ropes course and zipline; it even features a holiday lights display that you can drive through at Christmas time.
Start Your Trip to Louisville Today!
If you’re considering doing the whole Kentucky Bourbon Trail or diving into the plethora of museums in Louisville, you should rent an RV for a whole month
. This is a great way to lock in an affordable rate while also giving yourself the time to see everything in the Louisville area and beyond with your Kentucky RV rental
Take a look at Cruise America’s RV rentals
to find the one that fits your needs for a vacation in the Bluegrass State!