Louisville Rakes in the Fall Accolades
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 26, 2022) Mention Louisville to someone outside of the state of Kentucky and they may automatically affiliate the Southern destination with the Kentucky Derby, the popular Thoroughbred horse race that takes place annually on the first Saturday in May. And while springtime in Louisville may be the most popular, many have started to notice that the Derby City may not just be a one-season pony. In fact, since last year, the city has raked in over a dozen Fall-forward accolades from national travel publications and media outlets.
From being named one of the “Best U.S. Cities for Fall Travel” by Travel + Leisure to one of the “Most Hauntingly Beautiful Cities in the US” by Fodor’s to one of the most “Surprisingly Affordable Destinations for Fall Travel” by Real Simple, below is a list of sixteen accolades highlighting the city, as well as some of its popular attractions, hotels, and festivals.
21 Best U.S. Cities for Fall Travel – Travel + Leisure
The 12 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Cities in the US – Fodor’s
Best places to see fall colors in the US - Lonely Planet
Top 12 US Cities to Visit This Fall – World Atlas
10 Small Towns To Spend Halloween In This Spooky Season – The Travel
10 Surprisingly Affordable Destinations for Fall Travel - Real Simple
6 Top Spots To Visit for Halloween and How To Save Money Doing It - Go Banking Rates
Attraction, Hotel, and Festival Specific
Best Haunted Destination (Waverly Hills) - USA Today 10Best
5 Fall Music Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss (Louder Than Life) – Yahoo!
30 Best Halloween Events Near You (Boo at the Zoo & Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular) - Country Living
The Best Halloween Festivals In The U.S. (Louisville Zoo Halloween Party) – The Travel
11 Epic Southern Ghost Tours (Waverly Hills) – StyleBlueprint
The 27 Most Haunted Hotels in America (Seelbach) – U.S. News
The Best Country and Americana Festivals to See This Fall (Bourbon & Beyond) – Wide Open Country
The Most Hauntingly Beautiful Cemeteries in the United States (Cave Hill Cemetery) - TimeOut
Top Festivals & Culinary Events: Fall 2021 (Big Four Bridge Arts Festival) - Style Blueprint
Fall of 2022 will see the return of some of the city’s most popular festivals such as the St. James Court Art Show, Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, and the Garvin Gate Blues Festival in addition to some brand-new additions to the lineup including the Hot Brown Showdown, Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom, and the Bourbon & Barbeque Festival. You can find a list of some of the top "18 Things to Do in Louisville this October" here.