While driving through the southeast United States, you’ll encounter Southern hospitality, the thrill of Southeastern Conference (SEC) football and warmer winters. Just outside of several of the region’s main airports are five destinations that will make you and your family very happy you flew south for vacation.
Horse Country, Kentucky
- From Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, 5 minutes
- From Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, 75 minutes
Although Churchill Downs in Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby, the most popular horse race of the year, Keeneland in Lexington is just a five-minute drive from Blue Grass Airport and, some argue, is a far more beautiful racetrack. Pack up your car and get ready to tailgate with your family before one of Keeneland’s fall or spring race meetings, where you’ll watch horses from across the globe compete. And be sure to tour the national historic landmark’s grounds, which are open to the public.