Animal lovers will feel right at home during a holiday to Lexington - the city's famous for being the horse capital of the world so be sure to visit the farms. Sports fans should catch a Kentucky Wildcats encounter – the atmosphere at the football game will be electric. During the summer months the fountains at Triangle Park are a must-see while in the winter months you can get cosy during a tour around Mary Todd Lincoln House – she was President Lincoln's wife. Keep an eye out in April and October for the live races at Keeneland Race Course.
Unlike many cities in America, you won't be able to buy any direct flights to Lexington. Instead you'll have to make do with indirect flights but you will have the choice of flying out from a variety of major UK airports. Various airlines offer indirect flight such as American Airlines, Delta, US Airways and KLM. It pays to do lots of shopping around online before you book to ensure you get the best deal. If you decide to take a holiday to Lexington, you'll fly into Blue Grass Airport.
Getting to and from the airport couldn't be simpler. You'll find plenty of taxis waiting outside the terminal by the baggage claim exit. If you want to ensure you'll definitely have one waiting for you once you land it's best to do some research online and book in advance. There's also a special bus service that runs from the airport into the Downtown Transit Centre. However, it's only on offer from Monday to Friday and does not run through the night.
Buses will be your best option if you're planning on travelling around during your holiday to Lexington. They're less frequent during the evening hours and at weekends so always carry a timetable so you're familiar with the times. Free trolley buses are available in the downtown area so make the most of them!
You won't have to look very far if you're after cheap hotels in Lexington- just make sure you follow our tips. If you want to nab yourself a bargain, try to resist booking the first hotel you come across – no matter how nice it may seem. Make sure you do lots of research online so you know about all possibilities. It also helps to book your holiday as far in advance as possible – you never know what great savings you'll come across.
Kentucky has plenty of delicious cuisine that's unique to the state. If you're out and about during lunchtime keep an eye out for a Hot Brown. It's an open sandwich filled with turkey, bacon and cheese sauce. For something a little more filling opt for Burgoo - a traditional game stew which varies depending on who makes it. The best value for money restaurants can be found hidden away and not in the tourist-trap areas. It's worth venturing a little further afield to find the gems.
Updated 15th May 2013
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