Lexington, KY

Travel Guide

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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lexington South / Hamburg
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lexington South / Hamburg
2.5 out of 5
100 Canebrake Drive, Lexington, KY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,984 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated in Lexington, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Boone Station State Historic Site and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Jacobson Park. Grimes Mill Winery and CHI ...
4/5 Very Good! (951 reviews)
"location and the rooms was great with all a person travling could ask for"

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lexington South / Hamburg
GLō Best Western Lexington
GLō Best Western Lexington
3 out of 5
1935 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY
The price is ¥11,667 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,480 reviews)
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Hyatt Regency Lexington
Hyatt Regency Lexington
3.5 out of 5
401 W High St, Lexington, KY
The price is ¥16,401 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
Located in Downtown Lexington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lexington Convention Center, Lexington Visitors Center, and Victorian Square Mall. Rupp ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"We have stayed here numerous times. Nothing we don’t love about it. But the fact that it is across the street from Lex Live makes us love it even more now!!"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency Lexington
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington Hamburg
Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington Hamburg
3 out of 5
1750 PLEASANT RIDGE DR, Lexington, KY
The price is ¥11,658 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hamburg Place and Hamburg Pavilon. CHI Saint Joseph Health Continuing Care Hospital ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (103 reviews)
"Convenient location, spacious rooms and clean."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Georgetown
Home2 Suites by Hilton Georgetown
3 out of 5
270 Tiger Way, Georgetown, KY
The price is ¥12,345 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated in Georgetown, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Pavillion, Georgetown College, and Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club. Yuko-En on the ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (431 reviews)
"Very nice and friendly staff. Lots of restaurants nearby."

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Frankfort
Home2 Suites by Hilton Frankfort
3 out of 5
105 Allen Way, Frankfort, KY
The price is ¥12,574 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Prodigy Vineyards & Winery and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kentucky State University and Capitol View ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (277 reviews)
"Thus is a new property. The suite is spacious. I will definitely stay at this hotel chain again in this and other areas."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Frankfort
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