Here’s what you can expect from a Derby weekend with the Superior team.
If you’ve always wanted to attend the world-famous Kentucky Derby, there’s no better way to book your Kentucky Derby travel than with Superior Executive Services.
When you travel with Superior, you’re guaranteed to have the best views, food, drinks, hospitality, service, and overall experience thanks to our experienced and dedicated team. But what does attending the event actually look like?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite highlights from Derby weekend to showcase what a Kentucky Derby travel package looks like the Superior way. As always, if you’d like to customize your trip or add on excursions, just let us know!
4th Street Live
The 4th Street Live concert kicks off Derby weekend the right way! Held on Thursday night, you’ll be listening to some of the top artists of the year play for the start of the festivities. You’ll be in the heart of downtown Louisville, where there are plenty of great restaurants, lively bars, and all kinds of fun to be had! If you want the VIP treatment, Superior has access to overhead balconies — no need to stand on the ground level with the masses!
With this exclusive overlook, you’ll have a prime view of the stage and artists, plenty of room to mix and mingle or sing along, and drinks available to you all night long. It’s our favorite way to kick off the start of a fantastic Derby weekend!
The Kentucky Oaks is essentially the pink Derby — what’s not to love? You’ll be able to get into the racing spirit by watching the fillies take on the Churchill Downs track on Friday. Make sure you wear your pink and try the Lilly Oaks drink — if you’re in a suite, your private bartender will mix one up for you in no time! If you’re on Millionaires Row, Stakes Row, or in the Terrace Club, there are full-service bars where all premium drinks are included.
There are a variety of seating options for your Kentucky Oaks experience, all with their own perks. Stakes Row has a prime view of the finish line, and you’ll be able to see the horses as they move around the entire track (yes, even the backstretch!).
Homestretch Club offers a great view closer to the track; the earth seems to move as the horses thunder by down to the finish line! Millionaires Row is on the first turn with excellent views of the track and the start of the race. No matter which seating option you pick, Superior is sure to have the best tickets available, so you’ll have a view (and pictures) to brag about.
What would a Kentucky Derby travel package be without Saturday’s Derby Day? This is the event that everyone waits all year for — the first jewel of the Triple Crown! You’ll be able to see all the races leading up to the Derby itself, where 20 horses race for history. The atmosphere is so electric as the fastest two minutes in sports fly by!
You’ll be able to mix and mingle with the who’s who as you sit and enjoy all the hospitality, races, and charm of Churchill Downs. You’ll have your choice of seating again in spots like Millionaries Row, Stakes Row, or the Homestretch Club, with all the best food and drinks to go with your spectacular views. Our team loves the Derby experience for entertaining clients, family gatherings, or even smaller groups of friends. With Superior, there’s a Kentucky Derby package for everyone!
If you’re looking to experience another Kentucky staple, check out a bourbon tour or two! We can set you up with whichever high-end distillery you’re interested in visiting; you’ll have your own tour where you’ll get to see the magic behind making Kentucky’s most famous refreshment.
We love recommending bourbon tours for people entertaining clients, as it’s a great way to bond over drinks and have a chance to talk in a more relaxed atmosphere. Plus, you can use a tour as your Thursday activity to make it an entire weekend of excitement and fun!
What Makes Us Superior
For our Kentucky Derby travel packages, we offer only the most exclusive and luxurious seating, hospitality, and event tickets. We’re on-call for you during your entire event, with our team on-site and ready to help at a moment’s notice.
We also can arrange for private drivers and vehicles, reservations at the finest restaurants, additional excursions, and more in your custom Kentucky Derby travel package. You’ll have your perfect dream vacation to this iconic event, and you won’t have to lift a finger to plan it — we’ll take care of all the details for you!
If you’re interested in learning more about our Kentucky Derby travel packages, check out our event page, get in contact with our team, or check out a few of our other Kentucky Derby blogs like “Reasons to Experience the Triple Crown Races with Superior,” “Surprising Facts about the Triple Crown Racetracks,” and “Traveling Packing Lists for Triple Crown Races.”