No trip to the Bluegrass is complete without a visit to Lexington. Nestled somewhere between the country’s North and South, it’s a city that refuses easy labels, true to the spirit of the region. Horses, bourbon, world-class cuisine, arts, shopping and festivals—the best of Kentucky is waiting for you right here.
Widely considered Horse Capital of the World and Bourbon Country, Thoroughbred and whiskey experiences only scratch the surface of all there is to discover in Lexington. This mid-size city will have you falling for its unforgettable charm, its thriving culinary, craft beer and arts scene and its recreational adventures.
Meet the four-footed celebrities of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park or on one of the many horse farm tours. Try your luck at the Keeneland Racecourse. Visit the historic homes of iconic Kentuckians like Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, John Hunt Morgan and Joseph Bryan. Get lost wandering the trails at Raven Run. Catch local and nationally-renowned artists and musical acts at Railbird Music Festival, which attracts more than 40,000 fans every June to the Red Mile. Take in a show—or two—at venues like the beautiful Lexington Opera House. Toast your trip to the Bluegrass by immersing yourself in Bourbonland at local distilleries including James E. Pepper, RD1, and Barrel House Distilling. Finish the day at one of our world-class, locally-owned restaurants.