It’s just around the corner, one of our favorite events of the year. We will give you two tiny clues: big hats and mint juleps…we’re booking private jet flights to Louisville to experience the Kentucky Derby! This May, purchase your race tickets, book a flight with Aero Charter and embark on an experience of a lifetime.
Why Aero Charter Loves the Kentucky Derby
The 2022 derby will mark the 148th year of this horseracing tradition. It is the oldest continuously running sporting event in the United States. Hosted at the legendary Churchill Downs; the derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown. Check out the lineup of the twenty thoroughbreds who will race this year.
Alternative Things to Do
If you’re flying to Louisville for the Derby, you must visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Housed at Churchill Downs, the museum offers a look into the rich history of the Kentucky Derby and its influence on horseracing. It is a one-of-a-kind experience. Make sure you book your Derby season tour.
Another wonderful museum to visit in Louisville is the Frazier History Museum. The museum has a permanent collection of historical Kentucky and American artifacts in addition to rotating exhibitions. It also houses the Bourbon Trail Welcome Center and offers a wonderful bourbon tasting experience.
To wrap up your personal triple crown experience in visiting museums, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory highlights another one of America’s popular sports, baseball. The museum is only a few blocks from the Frazier museum on Museum Row, which is a few historic blocks of exciting attractions. The Slugger Museum showcases the story of the Louisville Slugger bats in baseball and American history.
If you need a break from visiting museums, the Louisville Mega Cavern is an amazing adventure. Originally an early 19th century quarry, it has been transformed into an attraction that includes guided motorized tours and six zip lines with two challenge bridges.
Best Places to Stay
Downtown Louisville is really the only place to stay when you visit. Churchill Downs is located within walking distance of three iconic hotels.
If you are looking for a modern, grand hotel near the events and festivities, the Seelbach Hilton is the place to stay. Its downtown location puts it within walking distance or a short ride to all things that make Louisville a fascinating destination.
The Grady Hotel is the perfect place to stay after you’ve arrived in one of Aero Charter’s private jets. Similarly located downtown and close to the popular attractions in the area, this unique southern hotel offers a beautiful vintage interior intertwined with modern sophistication. We can attest to its special brand of hospitality.
If you are looking for a true Louisville landmark hotel, eat and stay at the Brown Hotel. The Brown Hotel is known for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless charm.
Top Picked Places to Eat & Drink
Want a taste of Lousiville? Then you must try a “Hot Brown”. The Hot Brown is one of Louisville’s culinary claims to fame. This open-faced turkey sandwich is served on Texas Toast and topped with juicy tomatoes, crisp bacon and a savory mornay sauce. You can find it most places in town, but the Brown Hotel is where it all started. No one does a hot brown better than the Brown Hotel.
If you want to go where the Kentucky Derby party never stops drop by Fourth Street Live. Whether you are looking to eat, drink or catch a concert, Fourth Street Live has it all. This year’s Derby concert series includes live performances by Chase Rice, DJ Steve Aoki and DJ Ryan Coxx.
You can’t visit Louisville and not have a little bourbon. Copper and Kings Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is a great place to get your taste of bourbon along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
How to Travel to Louisville, Kentucky
Avoid the airport lines that will inevitably come with an exciting historic sporting event like the Kentucky Derby. Aero Charter can fly you directly to your destination on one of our private jets on your schedule.
You can arrive when you would like to arrive and forget baggage claim. Save time this spring and experience the only way to fly, by private jet with Aero Charter.
Start planning your trip to the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky with Aero Charter’s team of private jet experts. Contact us today.