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May 5, 2021
The Lowdown with Lori
Celebrate The Power of Travel in Georgetown, KY

The 38th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel. Hosted by U.S. Travel, this year’s event takes on even greater significance as it celebrates the important role that the travel & tourism industry will play in revitalizing our local and national economies, including re-engaging workforces, reconnecting America, and helping to return a vibrant sense of life to our communities.

Georgetown, KY is excited to be part of this year’s annual event, along with other destinations across the country, as we all encourage everyone to experience the #PowerofTravel! Despite the challenges of last year, everyone in Georgetown is ready and eager to welcome back visitors and help drive Georgetown’s recovery efforts. 

National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to remind visitors and residents of the incredible contributions of the travel industry. As part of this effort we are encouraging everyone to get out and travel! 

We invite you to visit our little piece of small town America, right in the heart of Bluegrass Country. We think Georgetown, Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters is an amazing destination to celebrate travel and show your support for the travel and tourism industry.  

Surrounded by beautiful horse farms, a rich history, and a charming historic downtown, Georgetown has it all! Where this summer you can…

1.) Savor the unique cuisine of family-owned restaurants, enjoy a few craft brews, and blend your own bourbon.

2.) Shop til you drop for treasures in one of the many locally-owned antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. 

3.) Saddle up for horseback riding, swing in to fun at one of our many golf locations or try canoeing and fishing on Elkhorn Creek, for a more fast paced adventure. 

4.) A couple of must sees for the horse enthusiast is Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm where you can meet the horse racing stars of yesterday up close and a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park for a variety of equestrian events. 

5.) For the young and young at heart, get your hands dirty at one of our fantastic farms and farmer’s markets. 

6.) Relax in Georgetown by enjoying the natural beauty surrounding us by taking a drive through the countryside or take a walk at Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, the official Kentucky-Japan Friendship Garden.

7.) Experience a “Walk Through Time” on a self-guided tour of this architecturally beautiful and significant downtown that includes a stop of the Birthplace of Bourbon, Royal Spring Park. This is where it is believed Reverend Elijah Craig first distilled spirits. See one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture at Ward Hall, a12,000-square-foot villa, built for $50,000 (which was paid in gold) and completed in 1857. 

8.) Hub and spoke out of Georgetown , it is only a short drive to some of Kentucky’s finest attractions. Travel to the one-of-a-kind Ark Encounter in less than 30 minutes or visit the famous Keeneland Racetrack in our neighboring city – Lexington. 

Happy Travels to You,

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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!

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