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Events

Aug27

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum - Steam

Ride behind a working steam engine while enjoying an 11 mile, 90 minute train... more
Aug27

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  Manchester Orchestra, Drive-By Truckers, Trombone... more
Sep1

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Four days of all-breed conformation, obedience & rally competition. ... more
Sep1

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Mercy Men!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Sep1

Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival

Graded as one of the top 10 festivals in Kentucky, Roots and Heritage Festival won't... more
Sep3

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad Civil War Train

Step back in time aboard our Civil War Train.  Don't be surprised if they run into a... more
Sep8

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters!  Beverages, food from local... more
Sep9

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents

It's time for your family to be amazed by all the X-traordinary things you know and... more
Sep12

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

This sale attracts buyers from all over the world.  Spectators welcome!... more
Sep14

Jefferson Street Soiree

The Jefferson Street Soiree is back and is sure to be another exciting evening... more
Sep15

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Superfecta!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Sep16

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
Sep22

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Big Black Cadillac!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Sep22

Myths, Memories, and Mrs. Lincoln

Reservations required. This special evening guided tour will look at misinformation about... more
Sep24

Ronald McDonald Clown Train

Ronald will entertain as only he can do.  He will be passing out free Happy Meal... more
Sep29

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Blind Corn Liquor Pickers!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
Sep30

Black Jacket Symphony

The Beatles "Revolver".  A unique concert experience which recreates... more
Oct6

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Mike Archer Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Oct7

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct13

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Vinyl Richie!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Oct14

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more

James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...

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Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...

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Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...

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Signature & Spa Vacation Packages

All packages based on availability.

21c Museum Hotel
Brewgrass Package  
Starts at $189 
Gotta have beer? Then you'll love this package dedicated to Lexington's brew scene. Start off at Lockbox with beer and snacks from our seasonal selection of brews, then explore some local breweries with a customized brewery guide. And since all that beer is bound to go to your head, wrap it all up with an overnight stay with the Blue Penguin. Package includes a Brewgrass Passport, Brewery Map curated with 21c fave picks and an appetizer and two local beers at Lockbox.
(859) 899-6800
 www.21cmuseumhotels.com/lexington

Just Add Bourbon Package
Starts at $240
 On the rocks. With a twist. However you like it, they've got the Lexington vacation package for you. Check in to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail's official hotel and start your stay with a flight of bourbon at Lockbox. Don't get too cozy though; Lexington is close to many of the best bourbon distilleries. Thankfully, you'll have breakfast for two at Lockbox to help speed along the recovery process. Want to recreate the fun back home? Enjoy your favorite spirit on the rocks (literally) with a set of Whiskey Stones from the 21c Museum Shop.
 (859) 899-6800
www.21cmuseumhotels.com/lexington 

The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton
Brewgrass Trail Package
From $159
Kentucky has always been known as Bourbon Country, but now Lexington is booming with craft breweries offering locally made beers and tours of their facilities. This package includes the Craft Brew Flight, served in Bogart's Lounge, to give you a taste of the variety. Each flight consists of 5 local brews of your choice, and once you've narrowed down your favorites, you can visit the breweries along the Brewgrass Trail to see how they are made.  A Brewgrass Trail Passport to get stamped at each brewery you visit will be provided. Breakfast in Kilbern's Restaurant is also included.
(859) 255-4281
www.thecampbellhouse.com

 Clarion Hotel
Alltech Brewing and Distilling Tour
Starts at $119
Enjoy the unique experience of touring a brewery and bourbon distillery on the same site. The Alltech facility is minutes from the Clarion Hotel and produces Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Bluegrass Sundown and Town Branch Bourbon. Package includes two tour tickets and a free hot breakfast on morning of your departure. Tours are offered seven days a week.
(859) 233-0512 or (888) 390-4918
www.clarionhotellex.com

WoodSongs Experience
Starts at $119
Experience the world of folk, Bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature and more. The WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is taped live and broadcast around the world. Recorded on Monday evenings at the historic Lyric Theater. This package requires a three-day advance reservation. Includes two tickets to the show, dinner for two at Cortland's Southern Kitchen and a full free hot breakfast on your departure day.
(859) 233-0512 or (888) 390-4918
www.clarionhotellex.com

Hampton Inn Beaumont
Guy's Day Out 
$129
Get all your guy pals and bro's together and take some time away. Enjoy a deluxe breakfast and amazing accommodations. Enjoy a sampling of Kentucky's finest bourbon along the Bourbon Trail. You can visit several distilleries and enjoy the best of the Bluegrass.
(859) 223-0088
www.hamptoninn.com

Hampton Inn I-75 Hamburg Area
"Shop till you drop" Holiday Package
from $129
Complete your holiday shopping at the Hamburg Pavilion and unwind in the evening. This holiday package includes a $24 Visa gift card. You'll also enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast in the morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free WiFi.
(859) 299-2613
www.lexingtoni75.hamptoninn.com  

Hyatt Regency Lexington
Bourbon Package
Starts at $149
Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and all its local flavor. Package includes standard guestroom, one flight of Bourbon (three, 0.5 oz each) in the Blue Fire Grill, an itinerary planning session with the concierge.
(859) 253-1234
lexington.hyatt.com

Doubletree Guest Suites
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
from $112
Discover the rich history and proud tradition of "America's Official Native Spirit" on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, $25 gas card, and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Passport to local distilleries.
(859) 268-0060
www.lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
$40 Resort Credit Package
from $169
Treat yourself in the Horse Capital of the World with a package that includes a $40 daily resort credit. Enjoy all the resort has to offer, including the golf course featuring newly redesigned bunkers that utilize classic bunker lines, plus new fairway approaches into greens and chipping areas. Apply this credit to: The Spa at Griffin Gate, Griffin Gate Golf Club, JW's Steakhouse, Starbucks, or the gift shop. Remember: we golf year-round in Kentucky!
(859) 288-6121 or (800)228-9290
www.griffingatemarriott.com

Bourbon Distillery Package
from $179
Enjoy your stay at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, plus a distillery tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Includes accommodations, breakfast for two at JW's, a Bourbon Country welcome gift, Buffalo Trace momento and a tour and tasting. Transportation not included.
(800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100
www.griffingatemarriott.com

Horse Country Package
From $299

Enjoy a unique equine experience and create a true Kentucky affair. Includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two in JW's Restaurant, and tickets for a guided tour of an area horse farm. Farms available for tours are Adena Springs, Claiborne, Taylor Made, and Three Chimneys.
(800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100
www.marriott.com

Ultimate Dining Package
from $229
Foodies, this one's for you. Treat your taste buds to a 3 course dinner at JW's Steakhouse featuring flavors from Kentucky. A tasty stay you will be sure to savor.
(800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100
www.griffingatemarriott.com

Hilton Suites Lexington
Bourbon Tour
from $149
Includes two welcome beverages upon arrival and two general admission tickets for the following bourbon distillery tours: Woodford Reserve, Town Branch and Buffalo Trace Distillery.
(859) 271-4000
www.lexingtongreen.hilton.com

Homewood Suites Hamburg
Bourbon Distillery Package
from $149
Enjoy your stay at the newly renovated Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington-Hamburg while taking your tour on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Package includes a $25 gift card and tour information to help you along your journey. At your first distillery stop you will receive a free Kentucky Bourbon Trail Passport as a keepsake. Your suite room includes a Suite Start Full Hot Breakfast daily and a Welcome Home Reception offered Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm. Transportation not included.
Call (859) 543-0464 / (800) CALL-HOME
www.homewoodsuiteslexington.com

Hyatt Place
Dinner and Late Checkout
from $129
Have dinner next door at award-winning Malone's then sleep in for your late checkout. Package includes: $50 gift certificate to Malone's restaurant and 2 p.m. late checkout.
(859) 296-0091 or (800) 492-8847
www.hyattplacelexington.com

All packages are:
  • based on per night single/double occupancy (unless otherwise indicated)
  • subject to availability
  • not valid with other discounts or group rates
  • non-inclusive of gratuity and other state and local taxes
  • commissionable

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