Things to do in Berea, Kentucky Things to do in Berea, Kentucky Things to do in Berea, Kentucky

Look Forward to Your Berea Travel

Southern Living listed Berea as a "Favorite Southern Small Town." Outside magazine named the Pinnacles the "Best Hike in Kentucky." The Kentucky State Legislature calls Berea the "Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky," a nod to the numerous artists and artisans who showcase their craft in shops, studios and galleries throughout town. By any name, Berea has something for every traveler.

Boone Tavern proudly hosts those traveling on business. Its location on the Berea College campus off Interstate 75 puts it close to St. Joseph Hospital Berea, the Kentucky Artisan Center, and corporate offices for Hitachi and Stemco.

Our property houses the Boone Tavern Restaurant, serving locally sourced produce and meats. Should you venture out for a meal, we recommend the Berea College Farm Store, El Rio Grande, Native Bagel & Nightjar, Noodle Nirvana, Papalenos or the Kentucky Artisan Café & Grill.

Planning your vacation? Berea has plenty to offer. Take a short drive to the Forestry Outreach Center, an information hub for the Berea College Forest situated at the base of the Pinnacles. Rent bikes at Get Outside Kentucky just off campus and take a spin around town on paved walking/biking paths. Rent a kayak or a paddleboard for a scenic excursion at Owsley Fork Reservoir.

Discover activities to do in Berea and the surrounding region and check our events calendar for more exciting happenings.

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Top Things to Do in Berea, Kentucky

Your getaway to Berea will be made memorable not only by Boone Tavern’s elegant décor and well-manicured grounds but by the many activities surrounding our hotel. There are various leisure and recreation activities to do in Berea, Kentucky.

If you aren’t exploring the town’s many artisan boutiques, you might consider the 9,000+ acres of forest land owned by Berea College. This nearby escape has public hiking trails and is especially beautiful with spring blooms and fall color.

Consider these other exciting places for your visit, too.

Top Attractions Near Berea, Ky

  1. Kentucky Artisan Center
  2. Old Town Artisan Village
  3. The Pinnacles
  4. Owsley Fork Reservoir
  5. Berea College Planetarium and Yahng Discovery Center
  6. Doris Ulmann Galleries
  7. Tater Knob Pottery & Farm
  8. Lexington Opera House
  9. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill