Travel with a Local: Lexington, Kentucky

Why visit

Most people know Kentucky because of the Derby in Louisville—but Lexington is where the horses live year-round! Lexington is nicknamed the Horse Capital of the World because of its beautiful rolling horse farms. We are the center of the Bluegrass--named for the blue flowered Poa grass that grow in the area, not for the genre of music (although bluegrass music is very popular here).. Lexington has everything from bourbon distilleries, craft breweries, local eats, street art, horse racing (yes, we have our own race track), and more. It's also a bustling college town – both the large public University of Kentucky and the small liberal-arts Transylvania University are located within miles of each other.

Read about where to stay, where to eat, where to get coffee, and what to see over at Verily Magazine.

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