Explore Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KentuckyKS

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and stunning scenery of Northern Kentucky. The rolling pastures of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region draw visitors to Lexington—an enchanting destination renowned for its distinctive blend of bucolic charm, storied history, and thriving culture.

Gainsway Farm, Lexington, Kate Sears

Known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” the area boasts hundreds of equine farms. One of the most prolific, Gainesway has been a giant in Thoroughbred breeding and racing for twenty-five years. Notable pedigrees and an impressive track record have brought acclaim to this sprawling 1,500-acre estate. With an array of attractions, including working stables, an educational theme park, and the International Museum of the Horse, even ardent aficionados will develop a greater appreciation for these magnificent creatures at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Keeneland, Lexington, Kate Sears

Showcasing prestigious owners, trainers, and jockeys from around the globe, Keeneland is not to be missed during meets in April and October. The National Historic Landmark is one of the most intimate venues in horseracing.

Le Deauville Bistro, Lexington, Kate Sears
 
Lexington’s bustling downtown district features a wealth of shops and eateries. French bistro Le Deauville is a popular café frequented by distinguished figures in the equine industry. Flavorful dishes, such as French Onion Soup Gratineé, make the seafood restaurant and crêperie a favorite of locals as well.
 

January Antiques, Lexington, Kate Sears

Brimming with provincial treasures, January Antiques offers an eclectic mix of furniture and decorative objects.

Beaumont Inn, Lexington, Kate Sears

In nearby Harrodsburg, the illustrious Beaumont Inn welcomes guests to a bygone era. Constructed in 1845, the former school continues as the state’s oldest family-owned bed-and-breakfast. The dining room garners praise for traditional Southern cuisine served in an elegant atmosphere.

 To discover more of this vibrant region’s allure, read “Among Fields of Bluegrass,” on page 21 of the September 2014 issue of Victoria magazine.

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