Kentucky January 07, 2019
Make This Year The Best Ever By Visiting These 9 Spectacular Places In Kentucky
If you are in Kentucky, then your year is already off to a great start, since we have such a wonderfully beautiful state. You could spend a lifetime trying to see and do all there is to experience in the Bluegrass, but for 2019, we suggest you begin with these nine destinations. If you are able to visit any or all of these spectacular places, it’s sure to be your best year ever.
1. The Kentucky Castle
Located in Versailles, not far from Lexington, The Kentucky Castle has transformed into a bucket list destination in our state. What began as a boutique hotel (which it still is), has grown into a wonderful restaurant, event space, and host of a variety of activities for all ages. Everyone should add this spectacular castle to their list to visit this year.
Check out what's new at the castle in our previous article
2. Red River Gorge
For the ultimate adventure in Kentucky, make plans to visit Red River Gorge. This wondrous region of our state is filled with incredible hiking trails, expansive views, and hidden gems to discover. Stay in a clifftop lodge, a treehouse, or something in between, but plan on having the ultimate outdoor adventure.
Begin planning with our Red River Gorge Road Trip ideas from a previous article
3. Columbus-Belmont State Park
Located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky, Columbus-Belmont State Park is a truly underrated destination. The park is a living history of the area, and the views of the mighty Mississippi River are unique and incredible.
Learn more about this lovely park in our previous article
4. The Blue Heron Mining Community
McCreary County is a wonderful destination in Kentucky for many reasons, and one of them if the historic Blue Heron Mining Community. You can visit this once-active mine and take a tour, and we recommend riding the Big Southfork Scenic Railway to get there.
Find out more about this unique locale in our previous article
5. Froggetts Guntown Mountain
This past year, when we shared that Froggetts Guntown Mountain had reopened, many of you were thrilled and couldn't wait to relive the memories you made at this iconic amusement park. It's currently closed for the winter off-season, but keep this fun-filled spot in Cave City on your radar when the weather warms up.
If you missed our article with all of the details, check it out
6. The Kentucky Park with the Most Incredible Skies
Doe Run Lake is a hidden gem of a park in Kenton County in northern Kentucky. We can get some pretty incredible skies in the Bluegrass State, but they just seem to be extra special when viewed from this park, which also offers a scenic lake and hiking trails to explore.
See more photos and learn more about the park in our previous article
7. The Kentucky Wine and Waterfalls Day Trip
This spectacular activity actually includes multiple locations - both beautiful waterfalls and nearby spots to enjoy a glass of wine. This was one of our most popular road trips last year, so don't miss out on it in 2019!
Get all of the details about the route in our previous article
8. Laurel River Lake
Laurel River Lake is the ideal place to visit on a hot summer day in Kentucky. The water is clear and feels spectacular whether you're jumping off a boat or relaxing on the sandy beach.
Learn more about this scenic lake in our feature article
9. Oldham County
This past year, we've shared quite a bit about charming Oldham County, which is a lovely area near Louisville. There's plenty to do and see here, including several farm tours, a visit to
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
3rd Turn Oldham Gardens
, the adorable town of
, and much more.
When you’re looking for a perfect place to stay in the area, check out the delightful Inn at Spring Run Farm (pictured above). We featured it in a previous article
There’s always something fun to do, beautiful to see, or exciting to experience in Kentucky. Make 2019 the year that you get out and explore, beginning with these nine spectacular places. How many of these have you already visited? What’s on your list for the coming year? Share with us in the comments!
And if you think you’ve done everything there is to do in Kentucky, then check out our previous article