Department of Tourism
Combat Cabin Fever With New Listings on Travel Dept.'s Web Site
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s wintry weather can produce cabin fever and unplanned school snow days. Seize the day by consulting the Kentucky Department of Travel’s Web site and get out of the house for a change of pace. For a list of things to do throughout the commonwealth, check out the Web site www.mykentuckybackyard.com. Posted there are suggested day trips in every area of Kentucky.
From a visit to the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland to Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, the Department of Travel has compiled a wide selection of ways to combat cabin fever in all corners of the state. Wherever you live in the commonwealth, you’re not far from sources of diversion when the weather makes outdoor activities unappealing.
“You can readily find something interesting to do close to wherever you are in Kentucky,” said Commissioner of Travel Mike Cooper. “It’s easy to find ways to entertain yourself with a quick visit to our Web site. Let our travel professionals steer you to what you can see and do as well as grab a satisfying bite to eat.”
To find the Cabin Fever listings, log on to www.mykentuckybackyard.com and click on the Cabin Fever selection at the top of the screen. That will bring up a list of 16 locales around the state, including Lexington, Elizabethtown, Danville, Munfordville and others, with suggestions for venues to visit and places to eat in each one.
Browsing bookstores, searching for bargains at antiques shops, and exploring historic buildings are all possibilities for passing time pleasantly indoors. All you have to do is choose an activity that appeals to you.
For other ways to experience the bluegrass state, from participating in the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth here to appreciating the commonwealth’s famous arts and crafts, visit the Travel Department’s main web site, www.kytourism.com.
The Kentucky Department of Travel, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.