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Lexington, Kentucky

Welcome to Lexington, Kentucky, Y'all

Plain and simple, we love this city. And when you’re fiercely passionate about something, you can’t help but brag about it. That philosophy is what spurred the idea of #ShareTheLex. It’s simple—if you love it, share it. And we’ve asked locals, visitors and Lexington enthusiasts to help us tell the story of our city by sharing what they love about exploring, eating, drinking, staying and playing here.

We’ve got a laundry list of accolades that paint an impressive picture of why Lexington is so awesome. We’re the Horse Capital of the World, the Best Place in America to Grab a Drink, the Birthplace of Bourbon. Our dining scene, Beyond Grits, is second to none. But the true allure of Lexington lies in its authentic, extraordinary experiences that surround what makes us famous. The experiences you can’t find in guide books. The experiences that make locals proud to call this place home.

We love Lexington. So, let us #ShareTheLex with you. We invite you to get to know this city through the eyes of locals, writers, photographers, chefs and bloggers. Plus, browse our ever-growing list of local guides that feature curated Lexington experiences. You may get inspired to come see what all the fuss is about. And we’d be glad to have you.

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ArticlesBeyond Grits: Articles

The Many Colors of Lexington

The cultural diversity in Lexington may surprise you.

ArticlesBeyond Grits: Articles

Corner Slice of France

Lexington food journalist and oenophile, Allison White, tells the story of local favorite Wine + Market.

ArticlesArts and Culture: Articles

The Athens of the West

Lexington’s vibrant, distinct culture is centuries in the making.

ArticlesBeyond Grits: Articles

Lexington’s Little Mexico

How a family from Guadalajara built a tortilleria from the ground up.