Lexington – City Guide

Lexington (officially Lexington-Fayette Urban County) is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 63rd largest in the US. Known as the “Thoroughbred City” and the “Horse Capital of the World”, it is located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region . Lexington, NC is a community that is relaxed, friendly and affordable; a community with a genuine small town character and quality of life but still easily accessible to the nearby metropolitan areas of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Lexington offers an attraction to those who wish to live within a short drive of major urban areas without some of the day to day traffic problems and higher costs associated with living in a bigger city. Uptown Lexington is a vibrant, attractive central business district with a unique variety of shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Hotels and Resorts

DOUBETREE SUITES BY HILTON HOTEL (2601 Richmond Road)

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The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington is a stylish, contemporary and comfortable hotel centrally located and just minutes from the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington. With beautiful French-style architecture and European decor, the hotel integrates sliding double doors with balcony grate and a beautiful French Quarter-style atrium.

MARRTIOTT GRIFFIN GATE RESORT (1800 Newtown Pike)

This hotel is just a few miles from major area attractions like the University of Kentucky, Rupp Arena, and the downtown area. Keeneland Race Track is eight miles from the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. The Lexington Bluegrass Airport is easily accessed from the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort.

 

Restaurants

JONATHAN (120 W 2nd StGratz Park Inn)

Named for chef Jonathan Lundy, this charming restaurant has a refined, Old World feel, thanks to its presence in the Gratz Park Inn. Deep, ochre-toned walls and polished woodwork surround diners, who delight in the kitchen’s “redefined regional cuisine.” The hip, upscale menu includes lobster and dumplings, black-eyed pea-crusted sea scallops, coffee-seared pork chops, fried oyster-stuffed filet mignon, and barbecued yellow fin tuna.

TACHIBANA (785 Newtown Ct)

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If you’ve been craving Japanese cuisine, Tachibana offers up some of the area’s best, and its authenticity is bolstered by the nearby presence of the Toyota factory. The place boasts a pleasant ambience, and tatami rooms invite diners to immerse themselves in the experience. The menu accommodates a variety of tastes, so whether you relish dishes prepared on the hibachi or prefer tempura fare or an impeccably fresh sushi roll, you’re in luck. A bit pricier than most but worth the indulgence.

 

Spas

ALURE SALONA (3181 Beaumont Centre Circle)

Alure Salon and Day Spa is now Lexington’s largest aveda concept salon.

BELLA SANTÉ DAY SPA(76 Bedford Street)

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Bella Sante, meaning ‘beautiful health’, is one of the most recognizable spa brands in New England with locations in Boston Newbury Street,Lexington and Wellesley.

Museums

LEXINGTON HISTORY MUSEUM (215 West Main Street)

Lexington History Museum engages all people in the discovery and interpretation of the history of Lexington, Ky., and the Bluegrass Region. Incorporated in 2000, the Lexington History Museum, Inc. opened in the former Fayette County Courthouse in October 2003 in a partnership with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ART MUSEUM (405 Rose St Singletary Center for the Arts)

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This university-affiliated museum provides “town and gown” communities with an opportunity to view a range of masterworks by well- and lesser-known artists from a variety of countries and times. The permanent collection includes pieces by Dürer, Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, and Rembrandt in such genres as Abstract Expressionism and American Impressionism. Textiles and regional art also find a place in the facility, which brings in traveling exhibitions and offers lectures as well. While the permanent collection is free, temporary exhibits charge varying fees.

Galleries

ANN TOWER GALLERY (141 East Main Street)

The Ann Tower Gallery of Lexington, Kentucky specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art and folk art. We offer a wide selection of first rate art in a broad price range.

 

Design Shops

T.J MAXX

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T.J.’s has a dazzling selection of designer & brand name gifts for everyone on your list.

ELLIS JEWELERS (221 New Hwy 64 West)

Leonard Ellis founded Ellis Jewelers in 1952 in downtown Lexington, North Carolina. He established Eliis Jewelers with the morals, values and intimacy of a family business. In 1978, Len DeFelice purchased the business from the Ellis family, but made it a first priority to uphold the comforts that can only be offered by a family business. Today, Ellis Jewelers has two convenient locations in North Carolina: Lexington, and Kernersville. Each of these locations has onsite repair services, and one on one personal customer service.

Show rooms

THE TILE SHOP

Classic & Modern: you can find anything for your house here!

HUBBUCH & CO. (456 East High Street)

Hubbuch & Co. is a multi-disciplined architecture and interior design firm capable of handling all phases of a project conceptualization with great emphasis on your taste and individuality.

Design Centers

LEXINGTON DESIGN CENTER (628 Winchester Road)

Lexington Design Center usually offer: Architectural Building Services, Architectural Engineering Services, Architectural Design Services, Kane Architectural Services and Architectural Services Inc.

 

Points of interest

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK (1873 Plaudit Place)

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Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Each year the park is host to a number of special events and horse shows.

RUPP ARENA (430 West Vine Street)

Situated in downtown Lexington, Kentucky and within five hours of such major cities as Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville and Atlanta, the completely updated Rupp Arena is prepared to stage your event with professional ease in state-of-the-art comfort.

Wineries

TALON WINERY (7086 Tates Creek Road)

Witness the entire winemaking process from vine to bottle at Talon Winery’s Lexington, Kentucky location. Take a stroll through Talon’s lush five acre vineyard, then shop for unique gifts and Kentucky Proud foods in the gift shop. Visitors are invited to taste wine in Talon’s historical tasting house and to participate in a self-guided tour created by our winemaker, featuring Talon’s winemaking and bottling process. Visit Talon Winery’s Shelby County, Kentucky location and taste wine in Talon’s unique tasting room featuring a one-of-a-kind barrel ceiling.

CHRISMAN MILL  (Sir Barton Way, Suite 190)

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Chrisman Mill is dedicated to producing grape wines that are 100% Kentucky Proud, which means that not some, but all of the grapes we use are grown here in Kentucky and their wines are processed, bottled and labeled right here at the estate in Nicholasville!  

 

Luxury Properties

LUXURY HOME (221-225 Waltham Street)

Live in elegance and have an investment. Three magnificent residences, updated, spectacular grand dame and barn loaded with gorgeous period details previously divided into three distinctive condo homes is being offered as a whole for the 1st time since the 1980s. The possibilities are endless including easily turning the main house back to one home. Live in one home rent or sell one or two, family compound. You can live in this prestigious estate and get huge rental income

LUXURY HOME (3591 Paris Pike)

The jewel of the Bluegrass now restored to perfection; the epitome of construction and finishes.

Deserty Home Living

RELEXNG HOUSE (6080 Greenwich Pike)

The Woodlynn division of Dixiana Farm (formerly Woodlynn) consists of 323.8 acres of completely improved horse farm property. This central Kentucky turn-key thoroughbred farm, is in excellent condition and is in a very good Fayette Co. location.

 

Art Shows        

FRANCISCO’S FARM ART FESTIVAL (PO Box 4354, Midway)

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Mingle with more than 100 artists, shop for one-of-a-kind fine art, enjoy delicious festival food, listen to live music, and spend a summer’s day in magical Midway, Kentucky. 

LEXINGNTON ART LEAGUE (209 Castlewood Drive)

The Lexington Art League (LAL) is central Kentucky’s oldest and largest visual art organization. Here you can find all about events in Lexington.

Country Home Living

MAN O’WAR GOLF (1201 Man o’ War Boulevard)

At Man O’ War Golf in Lexington, we provide the highest level of golf instruction available in Kentucky. We also provide golfers with one of the top driving ranges and practice facilities in the United States and we’re open year-round. Here’s what you’ll discover at Man O’ War Golf.

Celebrity Homes

JOHN CALIPARI’S HOUSE

John Calipari ir a college basketball coach and has a house in Lexington. Take a look!

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