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Nicknamed ‘The Bluegrass State’, Kentucky originally used to be a district within the state of Virginia, before it adopted a constitution in 1792 and became the 15th state of the union. It plays host to the famous Derby Festival, an annual horse racing event held in the month of May in Louisville. Aside from the Derby Festival, Kentucky is also known for being the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the world’s second-largest fast food chain after McDonald’s. You can book your Kentucky car rental in advance with Enjoy Travel.

Guide to Kentucky

 

Geography

The state of Kentucky is nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Ohio River in the southeastern part of the United States. Frankfort is the state capital.

Climate in Kentucky

It has a humid subtropical climate. The most pleasant time to visit Kentucky would probably be during the fall (autumn) season, which spans from September to November because this is when the humid heat of the summer eases up. So what you’ll get is sunny days without the sweltering humidity, making it perfect for outdoor activities. Temperatures during the day can range from 50°F (10°C) to 83°F (28.3°C) while temperatures at night range from 40°F (4.4°C) to 60°F (15.6°C).

Things To Do in Kentucky

 

Have an Appalachian adventure

Drive down to Daniel Boone National Forest for a rugged Appalachian adventure where you can hike and camp in the wilderness. It’s a particularly popular spot for survivalists as the terrain here can be quite testing, but that’s part of the fun for some!

Explore the longest-known cave system

Ddust off your spelunking gear and head down to Mammoth Cave National Park to explore the world’s longest-known cave system. About 400 miles of it have been traversed but experts estimate that there’s potentially 600 miles more of unchartered territory.

Place a bet on a fast horse

The Kentucky Derby Festival held every year is much more than just a horse racing event. The actual race takes place on the first Saturday in May but the festival goes on for two weeks prior. During this time, you’ll find everything from spectacular fireworks displays to hot air balloon races to one of the largest parades in the nation. It’s a wildly fun time to visit Louisville in Kentucky.

Taste some excellent bourbon

Something you may not know about Kentucky is that some top-notch bourbon is produced here. Head to Bourbon Country to go on a distillery tour and taste some quality whiskey. If you happen to visit in November, you’ll just in time for National Bourbon Heritage Month, where people can take part in bourbon-soaked events and celebrations.

Eating Out in Kentucky

 

Kentucky has a wide range of eateries and breweries to suit all tastes. If you’ve never tried a bourbon chicken sandwich before, the Mammoth Railway Cafe serves a classic version of it paired with coleslaw. If you are looking for excellent cocktails made using local bourbon, Goodwood Brewing Frankfort is the place for you. Other native Kentucky dishes you ought to try while you’re here are: Bourbon Balls, Derby-Pie, and Western Kentucky BBQ.

Kentucky Transport

 

Flying to Kentucky

Kentucky has five airports, out of which two are international: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Louisville International Airport (SDF).

Public Transport

A decent rail network connects the main cities. The primary national passenger rail system serving Kentucky is Amtrak.

Driving in Kentucky

There is also a highly efficient road network throughout Kentucky with 6 major interstate highways and 7 parkways. Most people have their own vehicles or rent one as road transport is the most convenient and flexible way of getting around. The most popular car rental agencies in Kentucky are Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and Sixt.

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FAQs about car rental in Kentucky

Most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kentucky

On average, the cost of renting a car in Kentucky is just $45.30 per day.
Kentucky car rental prices start from just $45.30 when you book in advance with Enjoy Travel.
You must be aged at least 21 to rent a car in Kentucky. However, there may be an extra fee for drivers under 25.
Yes, additional drivers can be added to your Kentucky car rental agreement upon request.
Kentucky has a lot of different kinds of terrains across the state, so we suggest you rent something adaptable like a Hyundai Elantra or similar.
Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky.
In 2019 the population of of Kentucky was of 4.468 million.
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