Hotel at a Glance: Hilton Garden Inn Louisville East
This Hilton Garden Inn sits 14 miles southeast of downtown Louisville. From here, a quick drive gets you to all of the city's attractions, including the Louisville Zoo, eclectic restaurants in the Germantown neighborhood, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
- All you-can-eat breakfast is included with this deal and served at the onsite Garden Grille each morning.
- Take a swim in the indoor pool or relax in the hot tub.
- Grab a snack from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry.
- In-room amenities: microwave, refrigerator, cable TV with HBO, and complimentary WiFi
Louisville, Kentucky: Southern City with Legendary Sports Attractions on the Banks of the Ohio River
Sometimes referred to as the northernmost southern city, Louisville is located along the Indiana-Kentucky border on the banks of the Ohio River. Each year on the first Saturday in May, throngs of well-dressed folks descend on the city’s Churchill Downs to watch the “most exciting two minutes in sports”—the Kentucky Derby. Though the horserace and the events surrounding it last only a few days, the track hosts other races from April to November and operates a museum full of artifacts and hands-on exhibits you can see seven days a week.
Another Louisville mainstay is the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, which offers a 30-minute guided tour of its famed baseball-bat-making operation. The 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger stationed out front is billed as the largest bat in the world. In the museum, you can participate in interactive exhibits that take you inside the manufacturing process and even let you test out the latest line of bats inside Bud’s batting cage. After the tour, each visitor receives a miniature souvenir bat for swatting away autograph-seeking fans.