Experience Louisville

Photo of Louisville sites

When you think of Louisville, Kentucky, you might think of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger bats, and the world’s greatest boxer, Muhammad Ali. In addition to these icons, there’s plenty to discover about this town!

Louisville is known as a foodie town, and there’s no shortage of unique and diverse restaurants within walking distance of Conference. From “New Southern Cuisine” to Derby Pie®, you’re sure to find something to delight your taste buds. Check out this listing of restaurants and this sampling of regional dishes. (PS: If you’re wondering where to snag the hot chicken sandwich shown above, go to Royals Hot Chicken!)

Downtown is home to nine Bourbon distilleries, plus over a dozen bars and restaurants specializing in a significant selection and knowledge of Bourbon. After Conference ends, enjoy meandering along the Urban Bourbon Trail®.

From the Louisville Marriott Downtown, a leisurely walk or short ride on the free LouLift zero-emission bus will bring you to the Nulu neighborhood, home to galleries, shops, and a variety of delicious eateries. Don’t miss visiting Please and Thank You coffee shop for arguably the best chocolate chip cookie in the country!


The 2019 Families Learning Conference will be located at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The nearest airport is Louisville International Airport (SDF), located about seven miles away.


Cabs, Lyft, and Uber are available at the Louisville International Airport. Pickups for Lyft and Uber are in the designated area only. If you order one of these ride-share vehicles, proceed to the Lower Level/Baggage Claim. Exit the airport and turn right. Look for signs with Lyft and Uber logos at the end of the building.