If the weekend snuck up on you and you’re without Labor Day plans, consider a road trip to Bowling Green for the holiday weekend. Bowling Green is a great stop on any trip, and there's plenty to explore over the long weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 2
CATCH THRILLS AND CHILLS WITH BEECH BEND PARK
Start your trip at Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon pictured above, which should be on any Bowling Green itinerary. The park closes for the season on Sept. 17, so be sure to take advantage of the award-winning Kentucky Rumbler roller coaster, as well as dozens of other thrill rides for kids and adults. Pack your swimsuit so you can enjoy the water slides, lazy river and other fun at the Splash Lagoon – which is included with the price of admission.
Spanish-fusion restaurant, Toro brings a mouth-watering addition to BGKY which includes an extensive variety of tapas, entrees featuring seafood, chicken, pork, lamb and beef, hand-crafted cocktails and desserts.
Sunday, Sept. 3
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM'S ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Celebrate NCM's Anniversary starting on Aug. 31. In the two-plus decades since the Museum opened, the scope of the vision has blossomed to include changes such as the dedicated special exhibit hall, restoration area, full-service store, interactive exhibits and a full Motorsports park. Registered participants can enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the Museum.
DINE AT THE STINGRAY GRILL
While you’re at the Corvette Museum, enjoy the delicious entrees, sides and drinks from the museums in-house eatery, the Stingray Grill. Menu items include Blackberry Grilled Cheese, a Hot Brown, and the Stingray Burger, which is a blend of Wagyu beef, bison, elk and wild boar. It’s so popular it was recently mentioned on Guy Fieri’s “All-American Road Trip” on Food Network.
Monday, Sept. 4
EXPERIENCE NATURE AT LOST RIVER CAVE
See the Lost River Valley from above, then go underground with a cave boat tour at Lost River Cave. Reservations are recommended for boat tours. Explore their trails and admire the spectacle of the blue holes. The butterfly exhibit is also a treat! We suggest planning at least half a day here.
Take a jaunt through picturesque downtown and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the square, and window shop the various locations. A visit to Bowling Green just isn't complete without a trek around our charming downtown.
Need more ideas on how to spend a great, Labor Day weekend in Bowling Green? Just head over to our Things to Do and Events pages for all kinds of fun activities. Then, make sure to find a hotel and some great restaurants. Make sure to stay in the know on all things BG by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter, and you can always Request a Visitors Guide to help you plan your next BGKY adventure.