This fall, VisitLEX hosted travel/fashion blogger and social influencer Meg Biram from Washington D.C. on a handpicked Lexington trip packed with the best November experiences in town.
Check out some of the items on Meg’s Lexington itinerary, and hear about some of the highpoints of her trip. Learn more about Meg by browsing her blog, and be sure to keep up with her latest travel endeavors on Instagram.
Lexington is a lovely town with a lot of heart. All of the people I met were kind, although I expect no less from Kentucky!
191 Jefferson Street
Known around town for its wine and tapas, Enoteca’s stylish atmosphere, impressive wine selection and medley of gourmet cheeses make it an easy place to linger a while after your (many) plates have been cleared. “Try the Zuazo Gaston Rioja Crianza Tempranillo if you’re looking for a new wine to try. It was easily one of the best wines I’ve ever had. And I couldn’t get enough of the meatballs a las madrileñas with red wine tomato sauce. It had such amazing flavor!” enotecalex.com
262 North Limestone
Where downtown ends and the NoLi (North Limestone) district begins sits this former gas station-turned delicious diner, offering classic Southern breakfasts and lunch dishes in a sunny yellow atmosphere. “At Doodles I couldn’t decide between the Pigs & Puffs (bacon and beignets) and the Kentucky Proud Biscuits & Gravy — so I got both. And WOW is that gravy good! I see why it sells out almost every weekend!” doodlesrestaurant.com
Travel back in time and tour the homes of notable historical Kentucky figures, such as Statesman Henry Clay or former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, on the Historic Homes of Lexington tour. “I just love that the time and effort is taken to preserve American history. Seeing Mary Todd Lincoln’s actual candelabras was pretty cool.” visitlex.com/history
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort
Explore more than 200 years of fine bourbon craftsmanship at the “World’s Most Decorated Distillery.” Located on the banks of the limestone-rich Kentucky River, Buffalo Trace is as aesthetically pleasing as its bourbon is smooth. “I thought it was so interesting to learn about how where the barrel is in each warehouse makes such a huge difference in how it tastes! My favorite drink was the Bourbon Crème mixed with Root Beer!” buffalotrace.com
Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway
Each year, on the steps of Old Morrison Hall on Transylvania’s campus, hundreds of artfully-carved Jack-o-lanterns light up the night during this Lexington Halloween tradition. “I’m so glad I stopped by Pumpkin Mania. I loved seeing all of those pumpkins lit up all at once! More places should do that.” transy.edu/news
Greater Lexington Region
With more than 450 horse farms in the area, it’d be a shame to visit Lexington and not explore at least one. Meet previous and future Thoroughbred champions, tour breeding and foaling facilities or simply take in the stunning views of the Horse Capital of the World. “Honestly, I knew next to nothing about horses, so the entire tour was a crash course in former horse race winners and high level horse breeding. I’m pretty sure I asked more questions than anyone else on the tour. Fascinating.” –Photo provided by VisitLEX. visitlex.com/idea-guide
501 West Sixth Street
West Sixth cares about the Lexington community as much as it does brewing great beer. Their setup features a sunny tap room with a view of their brewing operations, which you can tour for an inside look at their process. “I stopped at West Sixth Brewery, and was so impressed with the company. One of the four owners, Brady Barlow, took me on a tour of the building and I just love how much they give back to the community. I tried five of their beers, and I was the most surprised at how much I loved the Cocoa Porter. Usually I don’t like beers that dark but it was absolutely delicious.” westsixth.com
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