Department of Travel
Add Value to Summer Travel in Your Kentucky Backyard
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Before you scuttle summer vacation and getaway thoughts and dreams because of tight travel budgets, Kentucky has plenty of places to visit and things to see so you can get away from it all with friends and family. Get more bang for the buck by traveling right in your own Kentucky backyard.
May is prime time to plan summer travels and to stretch your dollar even farther, hop on the Internet. Just in time, the Kentucky Department of Travel has expanded the bargains and discounts available only for Kentucky residents at its Discover Your Own Backyard web site. Click on “Deals and Discounts” at www.MyKentuckyBackyard.com to find special offers and savings in different areas of the state. Offers will change with summer months, so be sure to check back often.
Kentucky State Parks are a great vacation value with so many options for fun amidst gorgeous natural beauty, lakes and Appalachian foothills. Admission to the parks is always free, and the state resort parks offer affordable rates at lodges and restaurants--most with pools, golf and other special programs. The parks are great locations for family vacations and family reunions and many offer camping facilities. Check out the great discounts available to make for an affordable vacation by visiting www.parks.ky.gov.
Get a “buy one get one free” coupon at Kentucky State Parks museums and historic sites by downloading the coupon at the site (live link at Download Kentucky State Parks' Museums and Historic Sites coupon).
For the remainder of this week, the Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky is offering a “buy one, get one night free” deal to celebrate National Tourism Week. Visit www.kentuckybb.com and look under “current news” for details. While you’re there, make a toast or tip of the hat to Kentucky’s third largest industry which generates more than $10 billion in state revenue.
These days, who isn’t investigating ways to stretch travel dollars? Support your pocketbook and the Kentucky tourism industry by setting sites closer to home and by exploring a region that differs from home base with attractions and events. Travel ideas and events throughout the season are at www.KentuckyTourism.com. Make plans and then tracks to discover your own backyard.
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.