Tips for shopping in Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown and one of the most famous horse racing events in the world. With over 600,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in Kentucky, and long served as an important inland shipping port with its location on the Ohio River. Today, it remains an important shipping hub, as Louisville International Airport is a major hub of freight giant UPS and the city sits at the intersection of three important interstate highways. Bourbon whiskey is also a staple of Louisville, with about one-third of all bourbon produced in and around the city. In the last decade, a bustling indie scene has also developed: neighborhoods like Bardstown Road reflect this development with its coffee shops, art galleries, and diverse population. The indie music scene has also produced some nationally known bands. Aside from Bardstown, downtown's Fourth Avenue is the place to be for any generation of shopper. The Louisville suburbs also have a number of modern malls with hundreds of retail locations to choose from.