Around Lexington

Locals know it…Lexington is a vibrant city with Southern charm and hospitality. We honor our heritage of horses, bourbon and history. Traditional? Maybe. But boring? Never!

Located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, Lexington is known around the globe as the “Horse Capital of the World”. The city is surrounded by green rolling hills and the perfectly manicured pastures of more than 450 horse farms. This is the region that gave birth to Bourbon, the United States’ only native spirit, and many charming distilleries are only a short drive away. We invite you to discover our sophisticated culinary scene, historic attractions, quaint neighborhoods and abundant shopping opportunities.

Looking for things to do in Lexington? Visit and browse their Top Ten List  to get started or check out Tootie Bland’s favorite places to frequent below!

Overwhelmed? Give VisitLex a call and talk to a real, live Lexington Visitor Information Specialist, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time), Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sundays in the summers, between noon and 5 p.m. (800) 845-3959. Stop by the Visitor Center at 215 West Main Street, Suite 150, Lexington, KY 40507.

Quick links for around Lexington