Lexington Travel Guide

Lexington Tourism | Lexington Guide

You're Going to Love Lexington

Lexington is one of those rare historic American cities that is able to keep its colonial roots perfectly preserved, while honoring its more recent industry of horse farming. Coupled with major commercial ventures like banks, malls, telecom headquarters, and independent clothing stores, Lexington has a little bit of everything: Southern charm, Creole color, American history, and connection to the classic heartland.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Lexington

What to do in Lexington

Kentucky Horse Park
Top activities in Lexington

When to Visit Lexington

The best time to visit Lexington is the fall or summer seasons. Sunny days usually hit a high of 86, though the humidity can make it feel much warmer. Spring and summer are also great times to meet newly born foals at the horse farms.

Average temperatures
Fahrenheit (°F)
When the weather is nice in Lexington

How to Get to Lexington

Airlines serving Lexington

Good (65,582 reviews)
Excellent (26,749 reviews)
Good (41,390 reviews)
Good (21,960 reviews)
Excellent (22,385 reviews)
Good (26,619 reviews)
Good (3,873 reviews)
Good (3,399 reviews)
Show more

Where to Stay in Lexington

Historical and luxurious, accommodation at the Gratz Park Inn is sure to please. For a pleasant stay, book a room at the Clarion Hotel. Budget travelers will love their time at Baymont Inn & Suites.

Popular Neighborhoods in Lexington

Where to stay in popular areas of Lexington

Most booked hotels in Lexington

How to Get Around Lexington

The Cost of Living in Lexington

Shopping Streets

Depending on your tastes, there are several spots that are perfect for shopping. A few of the more well-known outlets include Maxwell/High Streets, for indie boutiques and restaurants, or the largest mall in the state, Fayette Mall.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk is just $0.76 and a dozen eggs costs $2.55.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket

Where to Eat in Lexington

Lexington is the home of the most decadent culinary offerings, steeped in the history of the American South. These include local delicacies like Hot Brown, burgoo, beer cheese, and bourbon balls. For these and more, check out either Bourbon n' Toulouse, where mains are $6.50, Charlie Brown's Restaurant, or Gumbo Ya Ya, where "super-sized" mains are $8.50.

Most popular restaurants in Lexington

J. Alexander's - The Summit at Fritz Farm
Contemporary American
Excellent (4,356 reviews)
Carson's Food & Drink
Excellent (665 reviews)
Tony's of Lexington
Excellent (579 reviews)
OBC Kitchen
Excellent (385 reviews)
Merrick Inn
Excellent (369 reviews)
Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano
Contemporary Italian
Excellent (355 reviews)
Other popular cities in Kentucky