Lexington has long been known as a historical destination, but the thriving arts scene and outdoor recreation activities are giving people a new reason to come and visit the area. The city mixes old southern hospitality with a modern and vibrant energy, due largely in part to the multiple universities that are housed in the area. Main Street is where you'll find the Virginia Military Institute and most of the nightlife in town, but there's something to do in just about every part of Lexington, so be sure to take some time to explore the area fully.
Here are a few suggestions of things to do in Lexington:
-George C. Marshall Museum: Learn more about why this war hero is considered to be one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century.
-Virginia Military Institute: Take a free tour of the beautiful campus to learn more about the history and traditions of this university.
-Try the Wines: Lexington Valley Vineyard is just one of several wineries in the area offering free tours of their vineyards and tastings.
-Blue Ridge Parkway: Spend an afternoon on the Blue Ridge Parkway, known as "America's Favorite Scenic Drive".
As one of the larger cities in the state, there's no shortage of annual events and festivals here. Cheer on the competitors taking part in the Annual Road and River Relay in April, celebrate the confluence of Lexington's two rivers at the Glasgow Riverfest Celebration in June, or watch some of the world's finest horses compete in the Arabian Classic Horse Show in September.
Lexington has a wide range of vacation rental options, suitable for all family sizes and budgets. Book a condo or apartment that's in the middle of town and puts you near the excellent dining options and rows of art galleries. Or, for a more rural experience, rent a beautiful cabin closer to the mountains and local state parks.
If you have some extra time to explore the surrounding area, the historical sites of Lynchburg and big city attractions of Harrisonburg can both be reached within a 45 minute car ride.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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