Visit Lexington, Kentucky—the Horse Capital of the World—to explore this metropolitan center set against a picturesque backdrop of rolling plateaus. Some of the best things to do in and around Bluegrass Country are, of course, related to its equestrian culture. But the city is also renowned for its bourbon, an American whiskey born in Kentucky. Follow the Bourbon Trail in and around Lexington, boasting nine distilleries within 30 minutes of downtown. If Southern history is more your style, Lexington delivers: from the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln to the Waveland State Historic Site, the city offers plenty of opportunities for stepping back in time.