I love them, too, after all!
Whenever I see Kentucky Tourism announce Kentucky’s new Visitor’s Guide, I know that warmer weather is so close we can almost smell it. That’s a good thing.. a very good thing. While we’re still enjoying chili on Sundays, hot chocolate, cool winter breezes, and (certainly!) UK Basketball, we know that warmer weather is ahead and, with it, opportunities to get out and enjoy the most beautiful state in the country.
When I got my e-mail this morning announcing the Official 2017 Kentucky Visitor’s Guide (and Highway map), I thought, “There it is! We’re getting closer..” I just ordered my guide (free, of course) and I’m sure you’ll want to do the same.
While on their gorgeous website, I also downloaded the Interactive Online Travel Guide (pictured above) and the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Guide (I’m a history nut, so that’s a given).
When your guides are in front of you, plan out your “plan of attack” for this year.
- How many Civil War Sites can you visit this year?
- What favorite State Parks will you enjoy this year? (we go to our favorites in our region more than I go to the mall… trust me, that’s saying something)
- What new State Parks will you introduce yourself to?!
- How many times will you make it to the Land Between the Lakes? (as for us, we can’t count that high without an abacus and one isn’t handy)
- Will this be the year you visit Mammoth Cave for the first time or the first time in a very long time?
- How about our exciting larger cities? Will you explore EACH, Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green, and Owensboro this year? We’d welcome you anytime here in Owensboro and, trust me, you’re going to love our BBQ!
- Let’s not forget our smaller towns – how many of these towns can you visit? You’re going to fall in love with them.
When you plan your travels in 2017, I hope you’ll plan them all in Kentucky – but if you do venture outside of the state, on occasion, I hope this will be the year you stay within the state lines more than ever before. There are countless things to do, see, and enjoy right here in our own beautiful back yard!
Here are links to the guides again:
- Kentucky Civil War Heritage Guide
- Interactive Online Travel Guide
- 2017 Kentucky Visitor’s Guide and Highway Map
See Also: Kentucky Tourism