KEN­TUCKY

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GET­TING THERE

United Air­lines flies from Syd­ney to Hous­ton, and then to Louisville or Lex­ing­ton. united.com

STAY­ING THERE

LOUISVILLE

The Brown Ho­tel Opened in 1923, the Brown Ho­tel of­fers a tra­di­tional South­ern ex­pe­ri­ence. Dress up to sip on a mint julep in the lobby bar – it’s been a han­gout for stylish celebri­ties and heads of state for decades. There are 293 rooms, in­clud­ing the Muham­mad Ali Suite which houses signed mem­o­ra­bilia, pho­tos and box­ing gloves. Prices from $US259 (about $365) a night. brownhotel.com

LEX­ING­TON

21C Mu­seum Ho­tel

This is not just an 88-room bou­tique ho­tel, it’s a con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum as well. Ad­mire works, in­clud­ing the Blue Pen­guin, in Lock­box restau­rant for break­fast. The ho­tel is in Lex­ing­ton’s down­town district near the best restau­rants and bars (for de­li­cious Latin-in­spired cui­sine, try Corto Lima, cor­tolima.com). Prices from $US260 a night. 21cmu­se­umho­tels.com

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