Why a Kentucky Derby® Ticket Package Is the Perfect Gift for Your Valentine!

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 @ 16:16 PM


Finding the perfect gift is tough, and searching for it can be nothing short of maddening.  If you experience gift givers’ block every time you try to come up with the perfect Valentine’s Day present for someone special in your life, never fear – we’ve got you covered with all-inclusive ticket packages to the 2016 Kentucky Derby!

You’re Giving an Experience That Will Last a Lifetime

Nothing says “I love you” like giving a gift that says “I wouldn’t mind spending an entire weekend in your company at one of the greatest sporting events in history.”  Flowers and chocolates are thoughtful and always appreciated, but try changing it up this year and see what happens.  Don’t buy something with an expiration date in 2016.  Invest in memories that will last a lifetime by choosing a Kentucky Derby experience that your significant other will never forget!

Want to make it an extra-special experience?  Churchill Downs announced in 2015 that they will be launching an $18 million improvement project that’s scheduled to be completed by this year’s Kentucky Derby!  The swanky new upgrades will possess a style and allure that’s a good bit Great-Gasby-meets-mid-century-modern decorating.  These upgrades will impact several premium seating areas and venues, including the Turf Club.  Somebody has to break in the new renovations – it might as well be you and your sweetheart! 

There Are So Many Ways to Customize!


Want to take in the race day action from an elevated terrace with a cool breeze and delicious gourmet fare?  Want access to a hospitality venue with a phenomenal view of the track, a premium open bar, private wagering stations, and simulcast TV coverage?  Need an all-encompassing package that bundles tickets with hospitality and accommodations for the most stress-free experience possible?  Looking for concierge extras like transportation, parking near Churchill Downs, or additional hotel nights? 

We’re not done yet.  Have you given any thought as to what parties you might want to attendTours you might want to experience while you’re in Louisville?  That’s a lot to consider, we know.  If you’re in the market for the perfect gift though, these are things you’ll have to keep in the back of your mind.  You’ll thank yourself when you and your sweetheart are in the midst of enjoying the perfect Kentucky Derby weekend trip!

They Allow You to Get Creative with the Presentation of the Gift


Not having a big, bulky box to wrap means you can have all kinds of fun with the actual gift-giving process itself!  Plus, you’ve just secured what could be considered by many to be the greatest gift of all time, ever.  Why just hand it over?  If you’re giving these tickets to a lady, present them in a beautiful hat box – one that can hold the elaborate, fanciful ornament that she’ll naturally be wearing at the Derby.  Just do a quick search for “hat box” on Etsy to browse an assortment of handmade and vintage hat boxes!  As an alternative, you could make the lucky recipient work for it by putting together a treasure hunt with a variety of clues, or disguise the tickets within something they won’t be so thrilled about – like a treadmill box (is that too elaborate?).  The options are limitless!

Celebrate Romance at the 142nd Kentucky Derby®

The Kentucky Derby is known for its aura of romance, and love is always in the air during the spring season.  Impress your sweetheart with tickets to the Kentucky Derby and celebrate your love at Churchill Downs in 2016!  Renovations are underway at Churchill Downs and are scheduled to be completed by the 2016 Run for the Roses.  These swanky, revamped seating areas bring a touch of Las Vegas to Louisville, which is appropriate given the high-stakes atmosphere of Derby day. 

Be the first to experience the new upgrades at Churchill Downs with an Official Ticket Package from Derby Experiences!  Guests with premium packages will be out of the elements as they enjoy privileged views of the track and high-end amenities such as gourmet dining, open bars, outdoor viewing platforms and private wagering stations.  Three nights of luxurious hotel accommodations can be had at The Galt House, Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown and The Seelbach hotels.  Reserve your package today before this once-in-a-lifetime chance sells out!

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Topics: 2016 Kentucky Derby, Valentine's Day

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