Discover the wonders of Lexington, particularly in the downtown area close to the university. It's a treat for bourbon lovers, who will enjoy touring the Distillery District. Theaters and historic buildings offer plenty to see and do on a visit to Lexington.
Blue Grass Airport has domestic flight connections, and is a mere 10-minute drive from the downtown area. Louisville and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, the nearest international airports, are both are about 90 minutes' drive from town. The college is a short walk from the city center, on University Drive.
Get to know Lexington's vibrant music bars. Main Street is an obvious place to start, with wonderful Stagger Inn being a popular choice with students. Bluegrass Tavern on Cheapside Street is a bourbon aficionado's haven.
See the Greek-style Joseph Bryan House, built in the mid-19th century, or the Kentucky Theater, which dates from the 1920s and offers a classic movie experience. The Distillery District is the ideal place to learn more about the region's bourbon industry, and of course, taste some of the product.
Head to Fayette Mall for all your buying needs – it's the largest in Kentucky. Meanwhile, the Square offers a more intimate experience, with a mixture of smaller boutiques and familiar brands. Lexington Farmers' Market runs every Saturday morning from 8AM to 1PM.