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LexingtonUnited States of America

Lose yourself exploring the “Horse Capital of the World,” with its historic houses, breweries, wilderness parks and horse farms.

Located in the heart of Kentucky’s fertile bluegrass region, Lexington is a big city with a strong rural identity. Nicknamed the “Horse Capital of the World,” the city edge is surrounded by horse farms. Take the time to discover its historical houses, sample fresh brewed beer and see the majestic American Saddlebred, the region’s native horse.

Downtown is a mix of modern glass structures and old brick buildings. Start the day with a coffee from one of the many cafés. Pick up local produce from the Bluegrass Farmers Market on Richmond Road. Get around downtown by bus or on foot.

Head to ArtsPlace for a cultural experience in the city center. In this impressive beaux-arts style building you’ll find a number of art exhibitions and workshops. Children can get hands on with science at the children’s museum, Explorium of Lexington. See real planes and try flight simulators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky just outside the city center.

Lexington is famous for its locally brewed beer. Sample some of the region’s finest beer and spirits at the Barrel House Distillery or Kentucky Ale. Take a guided tour, browse gift shops and try fresh brews in the tasting rooms.

Rent a car to leave town and breathe in the fresh air of the city’s rural outskirts, characterized by gentle rolling plateaus and fertile soil. The biggest city in Kentucky is Louisville, 78 miles (125 kilometers) west of Lexington.

Take a tour of one of the many horse farms to see champion steeds. Watch the speed of these majestic animals at the historic Keeneland Race Course. The American Saddlebred Museum showcases artifacts and displays about this local breed of horse.

Take in the scenic beauty of the region on a hike through the nearby Boone Creek Outdoors wilderness park. Challenge yourself with a zip line canopy tour to see the Boone Creek Gorge from above. Guided tours, fly-fishing trips and more can be booked at the information center at the entrance to the park.

After a busy day, treat the family to local cuisine such as a farmer’s steak and Kentucky chocolates from restaurants in downtown.

Top Hotels in Lexington

Hyatt Place Lexington
Hyatt Place Lexington
3 out of 5
2001 Bryant Rd, Lexington, KY
The price is CA $122 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kroger Field, Fayette Mall and University of Kentucky. Transylvania University and Lexington ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,053 reviews)

"Very clean, employees are pleasant, mattresses are comfortable, etc"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Hyatt Place Lexington
GLō Best Western Lexington
GLō Best Western Lexington
3 out of 5
1935 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY
The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., Lexington Convention Center and Lexington ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (842 reviews)

"Room was excellent. Did not use amenities provided by Glo."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

GLō Best Western Lexington
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Hyatt Regency Lexington
3.5 out of 5
401 W High St, Lexington, KY
The price is CA $171 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky Albert ...

4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Very comfortable & clean. Great view from my room. Would've loved if there was also a hot tub, but the pool was nice & I know it's not often being used recently anyway. Gym was great. Staff were fantastic & overly accomodating"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Hyatt Regency Lexington
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Lexington

Staybridge Suites Lexington
Staybridge Suites Lexington
3 out of 5
125 Louie Place, Lexington, KY
The price is CA $111 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Lexington, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Barrel House Distilling and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Rupp Arena. Ethereal Brewing and Mary Todd Lincoln ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (610 reviews)

"Excellent hotel! Clean Facilities, superb customer service, good breakfast. The rooms are great-kitchen, living room, and bedroom. Beds are comfortable. Quiet room. Recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Staybridge Suites Lexington
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lexington Keeneland/Airport
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lexington Keeneland/Airport
2.5 out of 5
980 Midnight Pass, Lexington, KY
The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Located in Beaumont Residential, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kentucky Clinic South and within 3 miles (5 km) of Continuing Care Hospital - CHI Saint ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (211 reviews)

"Heated, Indoor Pool... Fire Pit (gas) in the front courtyard..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lexington Keeneland/Airport
Lexington Apt. With Parking & Private Entrance Preview Listing
Lexington Apt. With Parking & Private Entrance Preview Listing
1300 Copper Creek Drive, Lexington, KY

Located in Copperfield, this apartment building is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Waveland State Historical Site and within 6 miles (10 km) of Fayette Mall and Kroger ...

5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"The owners are such a nice couple the apartment had everything you will need for an extended stay, I will definitely stay here again, it was great"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Lexington Apt. With Parking & Private Entrance Preview Listing
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Lexington

Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour of the Kentucky Bluegrass
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Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour of the Kentucky Bluegrass

CA $50
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Kentucky
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Kentucky

CA $13
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Kentucky
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Kentucky

CA $26
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Kentucky
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Kentucky

CA $13
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Kentucky
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Kentucky

CA $13
Per adult
Bluegrass Horse Farm Tour
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Bluegrass Horse Farm Tour

CA $54
Per adult

Reviews of Lexington

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
25
5 - Excellent 35.2112676056338%
4 - Good
41
4 - Good 57.74647887323944%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.633802816901408%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.408450704225352%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 16, 2020

Good

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Nov 23, 2019

Rude front desk staff, sheets were dirty, roof was leaking, mould in the bathroom, hair in tub and the bed. Fighting outside our bedroom door from 3am to 5am, police arrived twice. We were to frightended to leave

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 31, 2019

I love Lexington! It’s such a cool, unique and fun city to visit with so many great food, drink and activity options to check out!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 23, 2019

A little biased here. Went to school here. Was re visiting with family. Small town with a big University, rolling hills and white picketed fences. Good to drive around the neighbourhood.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 20, 2019

Amazing place for Horse lovers

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 13, 2019

Nice plaice to visit

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