Looking to have some fun this summer in Kentucky? One website claims that this is the best place to visit this summer in the Bluegrass State.

Kentucky is full of fun attractions. Whether it be museums, theme parks, sports venues, historical locations, certain towns, or being out on a beautiful lake, the Commonwealth has a lot to offer residents and guests alike. This is especially true during the summer. There are a lot of great summertime destinations in Indiana. However, if you're in the process of planning 2024 summer travels with friends, family, or even a solo trip, look no further than this popular Kentucky gem!

The Best Summer Vacation Destination in Kentucky

When I think of summertime vacation destinations in Kentucky I always think of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley first. I've spent so much time in that area and the Land Between the Lakes. Then there is Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, which is a great amusement park to visit during the summer. However, according to a list compiled by Travel Pulse, the best summer vacation destination in Kentucky none of those locations were named as the best summer vacation destination.

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Travel Pulse says that if you want to visit anywhere in Kentucky this summer, you need to check out Lake Cumberland. Here's what Travel Pulse said:

Each summer, this man made wonder becomes a mecca for boaters, jet skiers, anglers and those just angling for summer fun by the water. The town of Jamestown serves as a perfect base for exploring Cumberland Lake as its home to a range of marinas, restaurants and venues for renting a houseboat—the best way to explore the lake.

I'll be honest, I have never been to Lake Cumberland, but I have heard nothing but good things about it. I'm told that the camping and fishing at Lake Cumberland is great, but the thing that everyone seems to talk about is Cumberland Falls and the Moonbow.

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So what do you think? Is Lake Cumberland worthy of being named the best summertime vacation destination in Kentucky? Or do you think there's a better option?

White Water Rafting at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky

This summer, we decided to go on our first real family adventure - white water rafting. There is a white water rafting tour about four hours from the tri-state at Cumberland Falls. Run by Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort, the tour lasts about six hours. It includes an up-close meet and greet with the falls, plenty of swimming, rock jumping, a riverboat ride, and lunch! Check out photos from our adventure.

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LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Kentucky

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Kentucky using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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