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Will Speros • July 07, 2016

The 1857 hotel has arrived in Paducah, Kentucky, housed within an antebellum red brick structure dating back to 1857. Originally a men’s haberdashery with an adjoining tractor repair shop, the industrial building now boasts an uncluttered, contemporary interior from developers and owners Paul Gourieux and Jorge Martinez.

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America is so vast, it’s easy to fill your bucket list with big-name destinations, like New Orleans and San Francisco, and never tap into smaller cities that pack just as much culture. Whether it’s a burgeoning arts scene or a host of new, award-winning eateries, these six cities — that you may have discounted — deserve a second look.

By Steve Coomes

In a two-week period this month, a client had me drive nearly 1,500 miles around our beautiful Commonwealth to find interesting food and drink stories. To say I was amazed with what I found, ate, drank and learned about the people behind these places is an understatement. And to say that the state’s greatest restaurants are only in Louisville … well that myth was busted.

 

Prior to spending a recent weekend in Paducah, KY, I didn’t know much about this Western Kentucky town. I had heard of Paducah, but that’s about it. As we drove into town on South Third Street, though, it was like we had arrived in this fantastic little gem of a town that had much to be explored. We spent a couple of days learning about and perusing Paducah and determined that it’s definitely a fabulous Southern city more folks should visit.

Now that the kiddos are out of school for the summer, I'm sure lots of Bitesters are looking for summer road-trip ideas. Since I am sans enfants myself, some of my recommendations tend to trend toward adult destinations, but I'll try to keep you breeders in mind as I make a few Monday Road Trip suggestions over the next couple of months.

KTIA Signature Summer Events - Kentucky Monthly

Monday, June 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Each quarter, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association spotlights Signature Events for the season. Following are some the Commonwealth’s prime activities for the summer.

Mississippi River Delta - Delta Sky Magazine

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:00 PM

From rollicking cities to rural charm and rolling landscapes, there's never a dull moment in the Mississippi River Delta Region. - Echo Montgomery Garrett

Paducah Distilled Spirits - KET Kentucky Life

Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00 PM

The Moonshine Co. takes a family tradition of backcountry distilling to downtown Paducah, the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort honors those who gave their lives during this conflict in a profound way, and Maysville is the home of the Wald Cycle Company, a company with over a hundred years of ingenuity.