Lexington, KY has every reason for you to take a few days off before the show to come early and relax. Why not double down on business travel with an impromptu vacation? There are so many great things to see and do!
Visiting a horse farm while you are in town is a uniquely Bluegrass experience you will never forget, and there are about 450 horse farms in this region!
Kentucky Horse Park – see nearly 50 breeds of horses, plus museums, art galleries, shows and demonstrations at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park.
For as many reasons as you'd want to arrive early, you could just as easily stay late. No need to rush off Saturday when you can unwind with a brewery or distillery tour and visit one of many historic and influential equine landmarks and attractions!
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – Tour the largest restored Shaker village in the world, with 2,900 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th century buildings.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail – Bourbon is America's only native spirit, and 95% of all bourbon is produced in Kentucky.
Brewgrass Trail – Offers a chance to experience this scene and try the finest brews Central Kentucky has to offer
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Lextran (The Transit Authority of Lexington, KY) is Lexington's public transportation system. Lextran operates a fleet of 73 buses, including a University of Kentucky campus shuttle service, and contracts a door-to-door Paratransit service through Red Cross WHEELS. Their mainline bus service runs from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Regular bus fare is one dollar and includes unlimited transfers on a one-way trip. Other reduced fares, as well as a variety of pass programs are also available to individuals that qualify. For persons with disabilities, all Lextran routes are wheelchair accessible.
For more information visit: www.lextran.com
Climb aboard Lexington's eye-catching trolley bus service and tour Lexington's scenic downtown in style! The COLT Trolley is Lexington's popular free downtown circulator service, operated by Lextran.
COLT Trolley connects the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena with the Lexington Visitors Center, Thoroughbred Park, the main Lextran bus terminal, the University of Kentucky Campus, Transylvania University, the historic Chevy Chase neighborhood, and all the great restaurants, bars, theaters, and shops in-between. Hop on or hop off as you choose.
The clean and comfortable COLT Trolleys are a great way to enjoy Lexington's nightlife, and although the trolley buses look historical, two of them are actually hybrid-electric; the first hybrids to be used for public transit in Lexington.
Each COLT Trolley bus holds approximately 25 people and can accommodate riders with disabilities.
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