Category - Inspiration Guides

With dining rooms currently closed for indoor dining, Paducah restaurants continue offering carryout and delivery options. Get food and drink to go while supporting the many eateries, bakeries, bars, coffee shops and breweries that define the local flavor of Paducah, Kentucky!

Freight House Carryout

Support local restaurants and enjoy dining experiences packaged perfectly to go. | Photo: freight house

Natural and urban landscapes across Paducah, Kentucky invite you to spend the day (or longer) in the great outdoors! This guide features activities to draw your family outside for learning and recreation, to the best spots for flavorful food and drink or a scenic stay.

Noble Park Paducah

Walk, run, bike, fish or picnic at Bob Noble Park, Paducah's largest city park.

Paducah is beautiful in all seasons, but springtime is especially enchanting with distinctive sights of the season including the longstanding Dogwood Trail tradition! With social distancing mandates in place this spring, we asked locals to find and share the beauty of our community with those unable to travel to experience it firsthand this April.

Paducah Dogwood - Christa Dubrock

Beauty is all around in #PaducahCreativeCity  |  Photo shared by @marychrista66

The spirit of our Creative City is shining through as attractions and businesses offer innovative ways to practice social distancing and experience Paducah from home or outdoors. As developments around COVID-19 continue to unfold, please reference our COVID-19 resource page for guidelines from public health authorities and the latest response and reopening updates related to attractions, events and restaurants in Paducah, Kentucky.

Historic Downtown Paducah Shopping

Recognized by USA Today among the 10Best Small Towns for Shopping, Paducah, Kentucky’s retail scene is colored by one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques! Local events, specialty stores and shopping districts await to inspire your holiday shopping and gift giving this year because "there's no place like local for the holidays."

Simply B Gift Boutique

Paducah's one-of-a-kind boutiques await to inspire  |  Selcouth

Entering its 16th season, the Carson Center has now welcomed more than 1.8 million people through its doors for performances, meetings and events. This state-of-the-art performance venue inspires audiences and performers alike, shining a spotlight on the ongoing cultural experience in Paducah, Kentucky!

The Carson Center

The Carson Center aglow as the sun rises over the Paducah Riverfront.

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We encourage travelers to call ahead and visit websites to confirm plans and current amenities. Reference our COVID-19 resource page for the latest reopening updates and health/safety protocols!