Louisville Accommodations :
The Louisville Marriott Downtown and the Hyatt Regency Louisville are both connected to the Convention Center and although I only saw their lobbies and meeting rooms, they seem like nice, luxury hotels. The Galt House, which is also connected to the Convention Center also seemed really nice.
We stayed at the Econo Lodge Downtown which was a budget motel. The car traffic was a little noisy, but it was clean, functional and close enough to the Convention Center that Scott could walk from the motel to the conference and back while I drove the car to the attractions.
If money were really no object, I might have chosen the 21c Museum Hotel because it looks artsy and unique. It’s located in the museum district on West Main St. If you’ve stayed there, let me know what it’s like. They also have a contemporary art museum and a gift shop, although I wasn’t able to find it. If you really want some fun, you can rent the 21c Pip Mobile and drive around the city in a piece of art. I did find this, parked on the street. And no, it's not a typo, the pips are the little red glass pieces attached to the car.
Inside Fourth Street Live.
Louisville Pies :
Yes, pies have their own section. We only tried one, the Derby Pie (R) which I got at the A Taste of Kentucky store. It’s a pie with chocolate and nuts and it was yummy!