Things to do in Lexington, KY


Get Your Bearings in Lexington

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Caution: Lexington Center is home court to one of the top programs in college basketball, the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Tickets are difficult to obtain but you may call ahead to check availability.

Hot Tips: Blue Grass Airport is about a 10-minute drive away from downtown hotels (as are the famous horse farms, golf courses and major attractions such as the Kentucky Horse Park).

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Take It or Leave It: Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy offers instruction and hands-on experiences around the distillery.

Be Sure to Sample: Kentucky bourbon, mint julep.

Caution: Many clubs close at 1 am, but some remain open until 2:30 am.

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From brand names to bargain buys to a collection of locally owned and operated boutiques and specialty shops, Lexington packs in a lot of shopping experiences. Woodland Triangle is local shopping at its best where shoppers can find fair trade treasures at Lucia’s World Friendly Boutique, The Black Market Boutique, natural fibers and classes at Magpie Yarn or meet a local Lexington author at Black Swan Books.
Victorian Square, at the heart of downtown Lexington since the 1880’s, has 16 buildings offering visitors an original mix of shopping, galleries, restaurants, bars, and even a theater and museum for the kids.

Hot Tips: An interesting used bookstore is located in the basement of the Lexington Public Library.

Best Local Souvenir: Rebecca Ruth bourbon ball.

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