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Best things to do in Lexington

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Horse racing, betting, people watching, eating, tailgating, drinking, meeting people....”
104 locals recommend
College Basketball Court
“Concerts, sporting events, UK’s basketball home since 1976. Shopping. Convention center. Food. Hotel.”
38 locals recommend
““Meet a champion. Explore history. Go horseback riding. Discover why they call Kentucky the horse capital of the world!””
31 locals recommend
“Very good locally crafted beer producer and thoughtful community minded attitude make this a local's favorite. Founded in 2012, West Sixth Brewing is located in a 100 year old building called the Bread Box ( Rainbow Bread Factory). ”
46 locals recommend
“Great paved hiking trail through trees representing different areas of Kentucky. Lots of green space for picnic, trees to accommodate hammock hanging, Master Gardener gardens, art installations, plentiful benches along the hiking trail. Areas of the trails are shaded, providing a respite, during the heat of summer. Tour the children's garden for a fee. ”
29 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Art Deco movie house. Started out as a vaudeville theater. Great for watching movies.”
37 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This 734-acre woodland preserve has 10 mi. of marked hiking trails, plus streams & wildlife.”
24 locals recommend
“Great for a cup of coffee or a quick bite! This local diner favorite is just around the corner - great for a morning stroll!”
33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A really great and clean mall; lots of food options and next to the Movie Theater”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A unique shopping center with restaurants and stores not found in other shopping centers.—Right across the street.”
20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Family owned since 1956, this is where Lexingtonians go to satisfy their craving for sweets and fine baked goods. Desserts, cookies, breakfast and deli sandwiches round out your options, but if you’re looking for something truly legendary, you have to try their birthday cake. Most customers go for buttercream icing, and for good reason. ”
30 locals recommend
“Architecturally interesting. Home to one of the most important and influential political figures of his era. Guided tours. Pretty grounds.”
21 locals recommend
Opera House
“Lexington has an opera house! See if anything is playing while you are here.”
15 locals recommend
“The best bottomless mimosa brunch. On Saturday and Sunday get there right as they open or you’ll be waiting”
30 locals recommend
“Great for a special occasion. Books up quickly, make your reservations weeks in advance.”
19 locals recommend
“Very traditional, higher scale restaurant but reasonably priced. Great dishes and right on the town square. Makes for a good start to a night out.”
22 locals recommend