Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Lexington? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Lexington?”
You might assume that Lexington is all about bourbon and horses. Well, you’re not totally wrong. But the city does offer a range of other activities and attractions and more to drink than the brown stuff (hello, Ale-8-One). And it’s hard not to be seduced by its Southern charms and friendly folks. Y’all just need to follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (but be sure to venture off as well), take in views of the rolling acres of the surrounding horse farms and grab some good eats. These are the best things to do in Lexington right now.