After leaving Pigeon Forge, we headed north to London, Kentucky. We stayed at a small park next to Budget Host Inn – campground is part of their property – called Westgate RV Park.
They do have full hookups, but the wifi doesn’t work too well. The London campground shares the amenities from the hotel, like the picnic area and pool. And the good part is that you don’t have to go far for fuel or restaurants. You can walk to the steakhouse right in front of the campground, and there are plenty of other restaurants in town. Its a quiet park, just a little noise from the close-by businesses as their parking lot is right behind our site. They have great overnight rates too.
This stop was just to check out the area to see how we liked it, and we took a drive around several small towns nearby. Pretty area, but nothing too exciting. The second day of our stay we just stayed inside most of the day as there was quite a good thunderstorm and downpour on and off all day.
If you’re looking for a charming small town to explore in the Bluegrass State, look no further than London, Kentucky. With a population of just over 8,000, this little city is home to plenty of history and attractions that will keep you busy for days.
Start your visit at the Laurel County Historical Society Museum, which is located in the old courthouse building. The museum features exhibits on the history of the area, including its role in the Civil War.
Another must-see attraction in London is the Daniel Boone National Forest. This vast wilderness area is perfect for hiking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Be sure to check out Red River Gorge, a spectacular section of the forest that’s well known for its natural beauty.
In addition to its natural attractions, London also boasts a number of interesting man-made sights. The most famous of these is Cumberland Falls, which is located just outside of town. This waterfall is one of the largest in Kentucky and is definitely worth a visit.