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Eager to know the most popular things to do in Lexington? Awesome shopping, delicious local fare and plenty of sensational attractions are just a taste of what's in store. Get your bags packed and dive into this bustling city.

Discover what makes Lexington tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Browse through our top 27 fun activities in Lexington, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Lexington with Kids

There are loads of amazing experiences in Lexington that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. Here are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Lexington

Some say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Lexington:

University of Kentucky - This popular landmark is a wonderful backdrop for a selfie.

Transylvania University - If you want to explore the area's history through its landmarks, put this one on your travel schedule.

Lexington Public Library - If you'd like to explore some of the more important or unique places in the community, this is a great place to start.

Quest Community Church - No matter what you believe in, this site will invoke a sense of reverence in you.

Legacy Trail - Take a break from the urban jungle and get back to Mother Nature at this beautiful place.

Thoroughbred Park - If you enjoy hanging out in the garden, this place will fascinate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Lexington

Liberty Area

If you're spending some time in Liberty Area, Hamburg Place and Hamburg Pavilon are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Rupp Arena and Lexington Opera House.

Northside District

If you're spending some time in Northside District, West Sixth Brewing and Lexington Opera House are top sights worth seeing.

Beaumont Residential

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Beaumont Residential and surrounding area, you can visit Kentucky Aviation Museum and Rupp Arena.

Historic South Hill

While Historic South Hill might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Rupp Arena and Kroger Field.

North Upper Street

North Upper Street might not have many top sights, but Rupp Arena and West Sixth Brewing are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Lexington on a sunny day?

A Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour of the Kentucky Bluegrass is an awesome way to explore your surrounds and soak up the sunshine.

What should I not miss in Lexington?

You'll want to put these sights toward the top of your sightseeing list to get the most out of your visit:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Rupp Arena
  • Keeneland Racing Course
  • Kentucky State University

What can you do in Lexington for free?

You could store your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions won't cost you a cent:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky State Capitol
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery