Louisville Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Louisville, Kentucky - KY, USA)

Despite only being accessible by air and road, thousands of visitors travel to Louisville each year, with many visiting the city especially for the Kentucky Derby weekend. New arrivals to the city will find the people here friendly, the lifestyle laid back and the streets easy to navigate, with attractions located within easy reach of one another.

Travel tips can be picked up at the Louisville Visitor Center, which offers excellent advice and information on the city and the surrounding area.

Tourism and Tourist Information

Visitors are recommended to stop by the Louisville Visitor Center for valuable travel tips and information prior to embarking on a tour of the city. With the help and assistance of experts you can receive free advice of the city's top attractions and hints on how to get around or where to pick up the best bargains.

Louisville Visitor Center
Address: 301 South 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky KY, 40202, USA
Tel: +1 502 379 6109
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 17:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 16:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 16:00


There are literally hundreds of languages spoken all over the United States of America. The most common language in Louisville, Kentucky and throughout America is English.


Prior to your arrival in Louisville, always check with your nearest consulate or embassy to inquire whether you need a visa for travel to Louisville and the USA. Visa applications should usually be made well in advance.


A number of different categories for non-immigrant visas are available for those wishing to work in Louisville and the USA temporarily. Working without a visa is against the law in America and there are strict penalties. Those intending to work in Louisville should apply for the relevant working visa in their home country and may need basic paperwork from their prospective Louisville employer.


Currency in circulation today in Louisville, Kentucky, is typical of the United States of America. The American dollar is the official currency of the USA and is also referred to as a 'buck'. Dollar bank notes in Louisville are generally called bills, in denominations of $1, $2 (unusual), $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The dollar is divided into 100 cents and coins in Louisville come in denominations of 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime) and 25 cents (quarter) and a 1 dollar coin.


Tipping is commonplace throughout Louisville and often required, unless the service has been extremely poor. Restaurants in Louisville usually expect a gratuity of between 10 to 20 percent, as do local taxi drivers. Bars in Louisville appreciate tips and often have trays or jars on the counter. Hotel staff generally expect a small tip, which may be a dollar or more.


When eating out in Louisville's numerous eateries, you will find that many now operate 'no smoking' policies. Smoking is also no longer allowed on public transport options in Louisville, including buses and trains. Before smoking in public areas in Louisville and Kentucky, check with anyone nearby first.