With spring upon us, it is time to start daydreaming or better said planning your next getaway. As a kid, I visited Kentucky on a school trip. Wanting to revisit the Bluegrass State, I recently returned with a group of girlfriends. I have to say, I absolutely loved my return visit, seeing Kentucky with new eyes. That’s why I have asked peer travel writer and Kentucky native, Kent Stiles, to share with us why we all should take a trip to explore Kentucky this year.

Enjoy Kent’s Reason to Visit Kentucky!

If you are trying to decide on your next holiday destination, one place you should certainly consider is Kentucky. There has never been a better time to visit the Bluegrass State. This is an area that offers an abundance of things to do, as well as providing beauty throughout all of the seasons. With that being said, read on to discover some of the main reasons why Kentucky makes a great holiday destination.

It is relaxing – When you go on holiday, it is important to make sure you get the chance to relax. After all, life is lived at such a fast pace today, and vacations provide us with a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily living. Kentucky certainly offers a serene and tranquil place for you to unwind, especially at the expansive Louisville Waterfront Park.

It offers something to do for all ages and personalities – There are not a lot of places that cater to all personalities and ages, yet Kentucky does. This is a location that has plenty of adventure activities, as well as sight-seeing and learning opportunities. The restaurants are amazing, as are the bars, and there are some great nature trails and shopping opportunities too. So, no matter whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, as a family, or with a group of friends, you can be sure that you will not be disappointed.

There is an accommodation to suit everyone – One of the great things about Kentucky is that you can plan your holiday to suit you. There are so many different accommodation options available. This includes popular and well-known hotels like the Sleep Inn and Suites – Shepherdsville. There are also budget options, motels, and B&Bs, as well as luxury villas and five-star accommodation. No matter your budget or your taste; you will be able to find something that suits you in a convenient location.

It offers the best whiskey – It is no coincidence that Kentucky is known for its bourbon. If you are a whiskey fan, you will be in heaven here, as there are more than 20 distilleries in the area. You should definitely visit one of the distilleries and try the famous whiskey for yourself. The two most popular and highly rated distilleries are Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles and Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

As you can see, there are a number of different reasons why you should consider visiting Kentucky at least once in your lifetime. This is a place that has so much to offer for all ages. You are bound to have a vacation to remember for all of the right reasons, no matter what time of year you visit.

**Post contributed by Kent Stiles, a peer travel writer and Kentucky native.**