Information & Facts
Louisville's weather is temperate and seasonal. Summers are hot
with cool evenings so bring along a light jacket or coat. Spring
and summer are the wettest seasons, although rainfall is fairly
constant all year round, and snow usually falls in winter, allowing
for winter sports. Winter temperatures range from 27°F to 43°F
(-3°C to 6°C) and in summer it varies between 66°F and 86°F (19°C
Louisville is regarded as one of the most accessible cities in
the United States, having excellent road and rail links in addition
to its international airport. Once in the city, it is best to make
use of the frequent and efficient bus service or the Toonerville II
Trolley, which serves the hotel and shopping district. Some routes
operate as late as 2am, and downtown trolleys run from 7.30am to
6pm. Taxis are also easy to find, and some hotels run their own
complimentary shuttle services between the airport, the downtown
area and other main points. Louisville has a strong cycling
tradition, and there are several on-road bike lanes downtown.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.