Stay near the best things to do in downtown Lexington
Whether you’re a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats or more interested in fleet-footed horses, Lexington offers a wide array of things to do near the Country Inn & Suites. There are four notable historic homes open for tours, including Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is less than an hour away and offers a glimpse into the history of the community, hands-on classes, and 33 miles of hiking and riding trails. And no visit is complete without a taste of Kentucky. From nearby bourbon distilleries and a winery to the Brewgrass Trail populated by small craft breweries, you’ll find something to savor.
Downtown Lexington features the Central Bank Center, home to Rupp Arena and the restored 19th-century Lexington Opera House. These venues offer a full slate of Wildcats basketball, concerts, Broadway touring shows, and other forms of entertainment. During your stay in Lexington, take some time to appreciate the city’s most famous residents: the race horses. Make an appointment to visit a nearby working horse farm, spend the day at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park, or head to Keeneland to pick a winner.
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