to Kentucky -- the state that's given us folks like journalist
Diane Sawyer, actor Tom Cruise, athlete Muhammad Ali, and
of course, fast food master Colonel Harland Sanders (the man
behind the fried chicken empire known as KFC). Even though
these famous people have all hailed from the Bluegrass State,
its thoroughbred horses still receive the most recognition.
Breeding and racing horses is a long-standing tradition in
Kentucky, especially in the northern part of the state, where
rolling countryside proves to provide a great pasture. This
area is where you'll find some amazing B&Bs located within
working horse farms that offer carriage rides and horseback
in northern Kentucky, you'll find Lexington and Louisville,
two of Kentucky's large cities. Business travelers will love
the down-home feel of Kentucky's cities, but will still find
luxury and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Lexington is a
prime location for a business gathering, as it is located
within 600 miles of 75 percent of the U.S. population, and
is nearby 7,400 affordable hotel rooms, restaurants, entertainment
and shopping (including hundreds of antique stores). Louisville
also offers 17,000 reasonably-priced hotel rooms, 3,000 of
which are within walking distance of downtown meeting facilities.
And while you're in Louisville, make sure to check out The
Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating Mississippi-style
sternwheeler steamboat in existence.
Kentucky has more miles of running water than any other state
except Alaska, water-lovers will find plenty to do. For those
seeking some extra adventure, visit the Mammoth Cave National
Park, which features the world's longest known cave system
and has cave adventures for every skill and ability.