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January 8, 2021
The Lowdown with Lori
Hello 2021! With the New Year brings a renewed hope of better days to come! 
Many of us are looking ahead to a time when we are able to visit friends and family again. While none of us really know when travel will return to normal, I do know like many of you my first travel experience will be to reconnect with the people I love. In the future, travel will look different but when the time is right, I would like to encourage each of you to invite your friends and family for a getaway in Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters even if it is for only for a day or two. To help you out I have listed my top 5 reasons to encourage friends and family to SHOP, DINE, PLAY, and Stay in Georgetown, KY! 

1.) Georgetown, KY is Convenient
Georgetown, KY sits right on I-64 and I-75, both extremely popular interstates; we are within the golden triangle of Louisville, Lexington & Cincinnati and the amber triangle, which includes the Bourbon Trail and B-line trail of Northern Kentucky. In a day’s drive, one can reach ⅔ of the population! Wowza… family and friends are closer than you think. Invite them for a visit! 

2.) Georgetown, KY has a Whimsy and a Wow of a Small Downtown
With over 200 buildings on the National Register for Historic Places, downtown offers a glance back to the past with a Victorian Streetscape lined with locally owned one-of -a kind boutiques, art galleries, museums, and more! There is something for everyone! 

3.) Georgetown, KY has Lots of Eats and Treats with Authentic Kentucky Cuisine

Georgetown’s culinary landscape is flavored with down-home faves like barbecue, burgers and pub grub, international cuisine, tasty sweets, Southern-style home cooking, farm-to-table and more. In addition to authentic meals, savor Kentucky beer, bourbon and wine at one of our local watering holes. 

4.) Mother Nature brings Blue Skies and Fresh Air to Georgetown, KY for perfect Outdoor Adventures

You’re in the midst of Kentucky Horse Country in Georgetown, where country roads, horse farms and beautiful stone fences combine with weathered barns, scenic trails and a rushing creek to create a perfect place for outdoor adventure. Maybe even swing into fun at one of Georgetown’s golfing locations. 

5.) Georgetown, KY Offers Unique Hands on Experiences

Enrich the trip by creating fond memories with Hands On Experiences. Here are some of my favorites: ride and pet a horse, place a bet, blend some bourbon, taste local craft brews, enjoy a hearty laugh at a comedy club, catch the big one on Elkhorn Creek, and take a stroll on a nature trail.

To get your friends and family exploring and thinking about visiting Georgetown, KY please share the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission Website with them or pick up a free guide at one of our Visitor’s Center Locations. You can also request a copy online or check out the digital version. Be sure to have them sign up for the Georgetown Inspires Guide, a monthly e-newsletter too. 
Cheers to good health and future visits with family and friends!  
Whether Coming Or Going, Snowbirds Will Want To Roost In Georgetown
The presumed Birthplace of Bourbon and known as Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters, it is a place with more than 40 lodging choices, locally-owned restaurants, and a fun mix of shops, boutiques, galleries and antique malls tucked into historic buildings in a downtown famous for its well-preserved Victorian storefronts and walkable streetscapes.
It’s hustle-bustle even in wintertime at Georgetown’s Elmwood Stock Farm
Georgetown’s farms stay crazy-busy in the summer and fall, but what happens during a long, cold Kentucky winter? We peeked past the fields at Elmwood Stock Farm, a 550-acre, sixth-generation family farm and Kentucky Proud member, to see what happens when the temperature plunges..
Five Facts About MLK That May Surprise You!
Each year Martin Luther King Jr., Day is observed on the third Monday of January. Georgetown observes MLK Day every year. Past events have included a meet-and-greet, march and program featuring speakers connected to the King family.
For Fur-ever
In early January, the SCHS is getting the purrfect partner to help in its mission. Central Purrk Cat Café opens its doors to connect felines with families, forever. Owned by Ryan and Jennifer Hoskins, the café is part coffee shop and part cat adoption center and 100 percent cat-tastic.
Crafty N' Blessed

This shop is known for its adorable signs, door hangers and other decorations and home décor items that can be personalized for any gift giving occasion: baby showers, housewarmings, weddings, teacher and hostess gifts, birthdays or as a special gift for the buyer.
Cozy Downtown Retreat

Tucked on the third floor of a historic building, above the charming Miss Behaven boutique and overlooking Georgetown’s Victorianesque Main Street, is a little hideaway called Cozy Downtown Retreat.

Georgetown/Scott County Tourism is working hard to gather the most accurate and up to date opening dates, days and hours of operation from our local businesses and attractions in order to support their reopening throughout uncertain conditions.

Experience Kentucky's Horse Headquarters From Home!
Bask in the Bluegrass from the comfort of an armchair with our new collection of Virtual Tours, Experiences and Stay-At-Home Activities!

Request a Georgetown brochure, map, or other local literature by clicking on the brochure image to the right or by contacting our hospitality team at 502-863-2547 or toll-free at 888-863-8600.

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