The charming small-town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, sits just an hour north of Nashville and is one of the most underrated destinations for a guys getaway, traveling bachelor parties, and trips for dad. Tucked in among the rolling green hills of South-Central Kentucky’s Cave Country, it’s the perfect place for thrill seekers, adventurers, bourbon lovers, racing enthusiasts, and spelunkers. 

Stay at The Lodge at Olde Stone (provided the image shown above), whose boutique luxury accommodations feature 12 Kentucky-Inspired guest rooms. Golf enthusiasts can play where they stay. The Course at Olde Stone is nationally recognized as one of the best modern and residential courses in America. The course is an 18-hole, par 72 course featuring a combination of rolling hills, flatlands, trees, and native grasses. The Sink Hole, a 9-hole, par 3 short course is uniquely designed for a friendly short game and is available to lodging guests.


The NCM Motorsports Park offers visitors the chance to drive America’s sports car on a winding 3.2-mile racetrack. Beyond classic Corvettes, adrenaline junkies can take a spin in the brand-new Camaro SS, which boasts a 455hp 6.2L V8, 10 speed transmission and performance package exhaust. Racing fans can even spend the day training and dining with a pro at the one-day Andy Pilgrim experience offered on select dates.

After teeing off and burning rubber, it might be time for a brew. Gasper Brewing Co., Bowling Green’s newest microbrewery and taproom, offers beer tasting just minutes away from Fountain Square and popular shops. The brewery features a large outdoor beer garden and live music weekly.

Fans watch a baseball game at the Bowling Green Ballpark.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods home minor-league baseball team offers affordable entertainment at its state-of-the-art downtown ballpark throughout the summer.

Hickory and Oak Bourbon

Local steakhouse Hickory and Oak features exceptional southern cuisine with a seasonal daily specials list, an immaculate bourbon selection and stunning downtown views.

Military aircraft on display in Bowling Green, Ky.

Aviation Heritage Park, a memorial to South Central Kentucky’s distinguished aviators, features six restored military aircraft, including the historic F-4D Phantom II 550 and Grumman F9F-5 Panther planes. The park is free to the public and spotlights incredible stories of American war heroes.

Underground cave boat tour in Bowling Green, Ky.

Spelunk though the world’s longest underground cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park, or embark on the state’s only underground boat tour at Lost River Cave.

Looking to enhance your getaway? We have plenty of great restaurants to choose from. Request a Visitors Guide if you need more ideas for planning your trip, and you can also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter to stay in the know on all things Bowling Green. Also, check out our Events this Weekend for other things to do while visiting BGKY.