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About Lexington

On the lookout for a remote, relaxed vacation? Look no further than Lexington, Kentucky. Considered to be the horse capital of the world, animal lovers will be in their element here. Book your trip to Lexington this year by securing your property rental with FlipKey today.

About Lexington

Lexington is the second largest city in the whole of Kentucky and is centrally located in the Bluegrass Region. If you can imagine a wheel with spokes, then you'll get a grasp on the layout of the city. The downtown area is in the middle and the roads leading from the center travel into the remote fields, where the horses reside.

Rewinding back to the 1700s, the fertile soil and array of wildlife made a great local trade between native Americans and Europeans. These days, it is one if the main areas for thoroughbred horse breeding and racing, as well as the many museums which contain artefacts of the sport and horsing world.

Lexington has even been ranked as the seventeenth-cleanest city in the USA, so If cities aren't your thing as a rule, you may change your mind when you visit this well-maintained little city.

What to do

As well as the emphasis on horses, Lexington is also a popular location for entertainment and the arts. Here you can come to view professional orchestras, theatre and ballets. If you travel at the right time of year, you might also catch one of the local events which take place. These include the Mayfest Arts Fair which takes place over Mother’s Day weekend, the Bluegrass and Broadway music festivals in early June. If you’re lucky enough to be there during the 4th of July, you'll get to experience the biggest holiday in Lexington.

While in Lexington it is worth visiting their most popular sports team, the Kentucky Wildcats, which are part of the University of Kentucky.

There's also plenty of museums to visit such as 'Ashland: The Henry Clay' estate, which is the most famous in the downtown area. This historic building was once the home of Henry Clay himself.

Top travel tips

Lextran is the main bus service which runs within Lexington, and the great thing is that it runs seven days a week between 5.30am-12.30am. The service also operates across 24 routes, so there's a high likelihood you'll be able to reach where you hope to go! Most buses cover the downtown area, so if you're planning on staying around this particular area, you'll be sure to be covered.

The climate within Kentucky is predictable, with hot summers and cool winters, but bearable either way.

Whether you're a horse fanatic or fancy a trip to see some of the fantastic arts festivals within the city, Lexington is a colorful and exciting destination with so much to see and do. Don't delay, book your rental property with FlipKey today to secure your next vacation spot.