In today’s post we will be providing tips for attending the Kentucky Derby to help make your visit a great one. The Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky will be all decked out in its usual pump and splendour for The Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2017 and you will want to be there to experience horse racing at its finest. Here’s is a checklist of some things to bear in mind that will help you to be better organized so that you can enjoy your trip.
1-Tickets-Make sure you have them
Tickets can be had at a price that ranges from as low as $40 depending on when you purchase it to thousands of dollars for box seats. Be reminded that General Admission tickets do not come with seats but provide visual coverage of the races on through the many strategically placed TV screens.
You can avail yourself of one of the many travel packages endorsed by the Kentucky Derby and offered by their hospitality partners. If you arrive by your own means of transportation you may face the challenge of parking. Ask around or visit some of the homes in the vicinity of the race tracks to arrange parking for a reasonable fee.
Make your lodging arrangements well in advance of your trip to avoid being stranded when all the hotels are fully booked. When travelling with a group or family, it may be feasible to arrange home rental in Louisville for the length of your stay.
You can choose to take your own food to the Kentucky Derby and the many restaurants in Louisville are only too happy to prepare for you special Kentucky Derby boxed lunches featuring local cuisine. You could also purchase meals from vendors at the Churchill Downs and enjoy the wide selection available on the grounds
It is vital that you dress in comfortable footwear suitable for walking, because the Kentucky Derby is not the kind of event where you can expect to be seated all day. You will be walking to and from the parking lots, the paddocks, the food area, and so on. A suggestion, bring a pair of flip flops or easy to wear flat shoes that you can slip on when you need to.
For sure, you will be spending money when you attend the Kentucky Derby 2017 since it you will be putting your money down on a horse that you feel will be a winner. You will also be spending money on the signature mint julep and any number of items that become necessary as your trip progresses, so be careful to work out a possible budget and then double it.