Lexington

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Lexington featuring a sunset and a city

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
The price is €71 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
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. Hamburg Pavilon and Hamburg ...
4/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Rooms remolded with good taste. Small details to fix like coffee maker had to be moved to be able to plug to outlet.....just one soap in the sink not not in the shower....."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lexington South / Hamburg
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Hyatt Regency Lexington
3.5 out of 5
401 W High St, Lexington, KY
Fully refundable
The price is €129 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Downtown Lexington, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Property is in a great location, would like the kitchen/restaurant to be open a bit more than it is. Staff are all wonderful."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Hyatt Regency Lexington
Hilton Lexington/Downtown
Hilton Lexington/Downtown
3.5 out of 5
369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €121 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Downtown Lexington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lexington Convention Center, Rupp Arena and University of Kentucky. University of Kentucky ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
"The staff was incredible and so sweet. The only thing that was off was the pool did not seem quiet clean and the hot tub was broken. But the fitness center looked great. And there was so much to do around the Area that we could walk to a number of things. The food and drinks in the restaurant were ..."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

Hilton Lexington/Downtown
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington University / Medical Center
Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington University / Medical Center
3 out of 5
126 East Lowry Lane, Lexington, KY
The price is €95 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Situated in Lexington, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Mall At Lexington Green and University of Kentucky. Fayette Mall and Kroger Field are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (621 reviews)
"Convenient location, large room,"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington University / Medical Center
Home2 Suites by Hilton Georgetown
Home2 Suites by Hilton Georgetown
3 out of 5
270 Tiger Way, Georgetown, KY
The price is €127 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Situated in Georgetown, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of The Pavillion, Georgetown College and Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club. Yuko-En on the ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (479 reviews)
"I loved how modern and how lots of thought has gone into it. But, my mom and were severely disappointed there was no fresh air in our room bc the window was sealed. It smelled musty in there. Why are all windows sealed? Cant there be an option to at least crack it open? This would have made a big ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Georgetown
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 €98 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Situated in the shopping district, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Hamburg Place and 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Hamburg Pavilon. CHI Saint Joseph Health Continuing ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (121 reviews)
"Convenient location, spacious rooms and clean."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington Hamburg
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