Cheap flights to Kentucky

Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the east south-central region of the United States, is one of the four states in the country, together with Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, constituted as a commonwealth. Kentucky used to be a part of Virginia until 1792, when it joined the Union. Kentucky is characterised by the bluegrass that can be seen in many of its pastures, thus earning it the nickname the “Bluegrass State.” The state’s capital is Frankfort and the largest city is Louisville. Kentucky is especially known for, of course, the Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is headquartered in Louisville.

What to see & do

Among the major regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region, home to the state’s two major cities, Louisville and Lexington. The Bluegrass Region boasts of diverse environments and an abundance of resources. It is home to the longest cave system in the world, the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System, located in Mammoth Cave National Park. It is a World Heritage Site and an international Biosphere Reserve. Cave tours can be arranged for visitors where they will get to see the remarkable features of the cave such as Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, and Fat Man’s Misery. Other than the Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky also has many other sites included in its park system such as two National Recreation areas, two National Historic Parks, two national forests, two National Wildlife Refuges, 45 state parks, 153 square kilometres of state forest, and 82 Wildlife Management areas, where tourists can go wildlife viewing, as well as enjoy recreation activities such as hiking, fishing, golfing, swimming, camping, boating, and horseback riding. Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is the only one of its kind in the world, and it hosts horse racing, exhibits, pastures, barns, museums, and an art gallery. Some of Kentucky’s other important natural attractions that are worth visiting include the Cumberland Gap, the Cumberland Falls, the Red River Gorge Geological Area, the Land Between the Lakes, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Black Mountain, Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve, Jefferson Memorial Forest, Lake Cumberland, the Natural Bridge, and Breaks Interstate Park. Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky are also sites where visitors can go on tours.

How to get around

Kentucky has nine parkways that supplement the Interstate and U.S. Highways. There are the Audubon Parkway, the Cumberland Parkway, the Hal Rogers Parkway, the Mountain Parkway, the Natcher Parkway, the Pennyrile Parkway, the Western Kentucky Parkway, the Bluegrass Parkway, and the Purchase Parkway. In addition, the state is also served by over 9,000 numbered state routes. For public transportation, Greyhound buses can be taken to and from most major cities in Kentucky. By train, Amtrak has service to Ashland, South Portsmouth, Maysville, and Fulton.

How to get there

The main airports serving Kentucky are Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Covington and Northern Kentucky, and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. Louisville International Airport is served by American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express, with flights to other major airports in the United States. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, on the other hand, is the only airport in the state, as well as in Ohio or Indiana, with nonstop service to Europe. It is served by Air Canada Express, Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Branson Air Express, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Ultimate Air Shuttle, United Express, and US Airways Express. Blue Grass Airport is also served by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express, and is home to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky.

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