Planning a trip to the Kentucky Derby this year? Why not stay a few extra days and see what else the city has to offer? Louisville is more than just horse racing, and you can check it out for yourself for under $100.
For breakfast, try out the Blue Dog Bakery, where the owners churn out authentic artisan breads and serve a small menu of breakfast and lunch foods. Breakfast sandwiches start at $8 and include tasty options like poached free-range eggs with Serrano ham, spinach and Parmesan.
Next, you can go over to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where you can catch a few pictures beside the giant bat outside before heading inside where you’ll not only learn the history of the Louisville Slugger, but also see them being made right in front of you. You can even pick up your own personalized bat on the way out. Tickets are $12 for adults.
When it’s time for lunch, book a table at Proof on Main, a restaurant and bar that’s not only committed to using locally-sourced ingredients, but also stocks more than 75 Kentucky bourbons. The lunch menu begins at $11 and features more than a few affordable and tempting options including their Proof bison burger, a cauliflower “steak” sandwich and southern fried chicken.
You can spend your afternoon wandering around an award-winning museum — The Muhammad Ali Center. There are six main pavilions in the museum with six different themes pertaining to Muhammad Ali’s life — confidence, conviction, dedication, respect, giving and spirituality. With quite a few exhibits, an art gallery and several temporary exhibits, there’s always something interesting for everyone. Admission is $9.
For dinner, try Garage Bar, which is literally an old garage converted into a restaurant, where you can get everything from a Brussels sprouts pizza to a Kentucky ham tasting platter. The restaurant prides itself on being “farm to garage” and even has a list on its website of the nearby farms where it procures its ingredients. Dinner offerings start at $11.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
The more you travel, the more you learn about what works for you in terms of packing, preparing, lodging, locations and more, so it’s inevitable you’ll develop your own cache of travel tips likely to result in the most enjoyable experience for you. But when it comes to the broader travel community, there are some tips and tricks that can apply to any traveler. Here are a few that can help you progress toward expert travel status.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Visiting distant locations is no longer enough for the modern traveler. Travelers no longer look to simply check famous landmarks off their bucket lists, they are looking for unique experiences, a way to immerse themselves in a culture. Traveling Spoon is leading the way by creating a unique experience that gives adventurers, especially avid foodies, a whole new perspective on a destination.