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Old 08-03-2007, 02:23 AM
 
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I'm moving to Kansas City from Virginia and am planning on stopping over to stay in Louisville overnight. I can't afford to spend a lot and don't mind staying downtown or outside of town...just looking for a nice place to stay from $80 or under.

I was considering using Priceline, but wanted to ask for those that have used it, if it is worth it...do you have any tips for using Priceline?

Are there any recommended sights to see or places to eat in Louisville? I'll only have one night, but wanted to see some of Louisville or any other recommended things near the area.

Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:40 AM
 
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It depends.... how much can you afford?
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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I'm moving to Kansas City from Virginia and am planning on stopping over to stay in Louisville overnight. I can't afford to spend a lot and don't mind staying downtown or outside of town...just looking for a nice place to stay from $80 or under.

I was considering using Priceline, but wanted to ask for those that have used it, if it is worth it...do you have any tips for using Priceline?

Are there any recommended sights to see or places to eat in Louisville? I'll only have one night, but wanted to see some of Louisville or any other recommended things near the area.

Thanks!
What day/night will you be staying? Do you like urban attractions? Unique shopping and dining? Sports? Arts? Museums? Louisville is a large city like Kansas City so it will help if you narrow it down by answering those questions.

Also, what kind of food do you want? Do you like ethnic food? Would you like under a place with average entrees under 15, 15-25, or over 25$? Louisville ha soutstanding restaurants, some of the best I have seen in a city its size. Avoid chains. Louisville Originals has some good ideas, but I may be able to help you more if you are more specific.

Also, prieceline is a good bet for hotels. I would stay downtown, as it is more central. I would try the Hyatt, Mariott Residence Inn or Courtyard, or Hampton Inn. All are newly renovated and cheap, and you should be able to get them for under 80 on priceline. Trythe Hyatt first. The nicer hotels are out of your price reach.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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I found a nice place downtown on Hotwire...

I like all-american food...I like try to find something unique to the city. Under $25. I'm not picky...though I'm a woman in my mid-twenties...love shopping, but don't intend on doing that...are there any good museums...or restaurants with live jazz?
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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I am not a bar person but I think there is a piano bar at Fourth Street live my sis went to once and liked it. I do believe there are a variety of bars/restaurants there. Good luck!
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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I found a nice place downtown on Hotwire...

I like all-american food...I like try to find something unique to the city. Under $25. I'm not picky...though I'm a woman in my mid-twenties...love shopping, but don't intend on doing that...are there any good museums...or restaurants with live jazz?

The Jazz Factory, Louisville's Premier Night Club (broken link)

good jazz, great food. moderate price. check their schedule for admisson costs.


Louisville hotels - Seelbach Hilton Louisville - classic hotel bar, bourbon bar (http://www.seelbachhilton.com/hoteldining_oldseelbachbar.html - broken link)

This bar is in the historic seelbach hotel, and it is free jazz on the weekends. They are very good too, and it is a good place to try KY bourbon.

Speakeasy Jazz (http://www.speakeasyjazz.us/aboutus.asp - broken link)

I have also heard good things about this place in New Albany, which is a suburb 10 minutes from downtown in Indiana with its own historic downtown (which needs a lot of work but some places are opening in this downtown area of New Albany).

You should also check out Bardstown Road while you are in town. Start at the intersection of Baxter Ave and Christy Ave, and walk south, veering to the left of the KFC at Highland and Baxter. This will put you on Bardstown Road, where you will find lots of bars and restaurants. For great American food at a fair price that is upscale, try Avalon. They have a beautiful patio with live jazz on the weekends, and it is in the heart of a cool district. Cafe 360 further south on Bardstown Road is a cheap, 24 hour indie restaurant and hookah lounge. While at Avalon, walk down to Bardstown and Baringer and take a left on to Baringer, which will take you to Willow Avenue. There is a beautiful park called Cherokee there.

AVALON - Fresh American Cusine

cafe 360


Museum wise, there are many. The best are the Slugger Bat museum, the Frazier Historical Museum which has the only outpost of the British Royal Armouries, and the Muhammad Ali center. There are tons of historical and architectual sites to see. If interested, PM me.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:51 PM
 
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I'm not really a bar person either...but I love jazz (esp. from the Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, era).

Those sound like good suggestions. I'll check em out.

Thanks!
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