9. The 21 c Museum Hotel
In downtown Louisville, this hotel boasts a sleek and modern vibe, far from any stereotypes about the South. In fact, its slogan is “Come Sleep with Us.” And that’s not all that’s eye-catching. The 21 c is actually a boutique hotel inside a contemporary art museum, where all exhibits are meant to shock, inspire, and intrigue.
During the day, you and your special someone can explore the museum and all of its unique displays. And when you start to get hungry, 21 c’s restaurant, Proof on Main, is right there to serve you a gourmet meal. If you like catfish, you’ll love the Smoked Kentucky Catfish Dip. And then at night, draw the blinds in your plush, luxurious room.