Lexington, KY, better known as “the city in the park” due to its central location amongst the countryside and horse farms, the vibrant scene of downtown Lexington is one that adds to its nickname. With a charming mixture of shops, restaurants, sightseeing, and historical landmarks it is no wonder this city is so proud of its downtown atmosphere. So, start planning your trip by browsing our accommodations at Bluegrass Extended Stay and use our weekend guide to downtown Lexington, KY so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Watch a game the best sports bar in America
The best bar in town to watch a Kentucky Wildcats game and grab a beer is known as one of the best bars in America, the Two Keys Tavern. A tradition amongst locals, college students and tourists alike, the casual atmosphere and friendly people bring everyone together at this local favorite. When the Wildcats win, watch out, as the bar becomes a crazy street party off the patio. They are open until 2:30 AM every day of the year.
Farmer’s market Saturday
Head out to the downtown Pavilion for the local farmers market, every Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM. This lively and popular event hosts Kentucky farms and their seasonal produce, ice cream stands, bbq, and locally roasted coffee. It is a true feast for your taste buds and your eyes.
Enjoy the culinary scene
Over the years Lexington, KY has risen as one of the top culinary scenes in the United States. If you love tacos head out to Local Taco, if you crave a good pizza try Goodfellas on Manchester St, and if you are a brunch person try Dudley’s on Short, named by Southern Living Magazine as “the best restaurant in Kentucky”. So, give your taste buds something to be happy about and sample some of Lexington’s culinary scene.
University of Kentucky
Take the time to explore the campus of the University of Kentucky and discover the history and the legend of this famous campus. Discover the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum, the botanical garden of Kentucky and step foot onto the field of legends.
Visit part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with some of Lexington’s local distilleries. Town Branch Distillery, Barrel House Distilling Co., and James E. Pepper Distillery. Take a tour or just come to sample some local bourbons for a true taste of Kentucky.
Historic South Hill
Stroll through the historic neighborhood of South Hill. View historic homes and architecture style you just can’t see anywhere else. Once considered on the outskirts of town, the city has grown up around it and it has now become the heart of the city.
Shop till you drop
If you love to shop downtown Lexington is your spot! With the town’s eclectic mix of trendy shops and boutiques, your wallet will get a workout! Visit unique shops like Magpie Yarn, Lexington Green Emporium, Natasha’s Boutique, or Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
Where to stay
Located just 10 minutes from downtown, the Bluegrass Extended Stay is the perfect lodging option for a fun weekend in Lexington’s downtown. As one of the most affordable and convenient hotels in Lexington, Bluegrass Extended Stay offers nightly and extended stay rates. With comfortable rooms, convenient amenities such as an on-site laundry facility, in-room kitchenettes with a sink, and free parking you can’t go wrong!
Book your room and start planning your trip and use our use our weekend guide to downtown Lexington, KY!