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Meet Lexington, Kentucky


Many top publications have recognized Lexington as a unique destination.

We are smart, friendly, welcoming, and enjoy a great standard of living.  Add wonderful equine and historic attractions, superior facilities, and pleasant climate, and you end up with a great place to host a memorable meeting. Meeting Planners who have worked with VisitLEX give Lexington a 92% approval rating as a meeting destination!


Lexington received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign based on its inclusivity. It is the highest score received by any city in Kentucky. - Human Rights Campaign

Member of the Meetings and Conventions Magazine Hall of Fame for Gold Service Awards

"Where to Go, June 2022" - Travel + Leisure

#No. 33 on "150 Best Places to Live" list - U.S News & World Report 2021-2022

"Top 100 Places to Live" in 2022 - Livability

"The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021" - Travel + Leisure

#5 Best Run City in America - Wallethub

Ranked the best staycation in Kentucky in "The Best Staycation in Every State" - Trip Savvy

#14 Most Livable Cities in the U.S. in 2020 - Smart Asset

“Top 14 Walkable Cities in the U.S.” - Trips To Discover

"The Best Fall Foliage Destinations for Bike Trips" - Travel Pulse

#18 The South’s Best Cities 2020 - Southern Living

#9 Friendliest City in the U.S. 2020 - Condé Nast Traveler

#9 Most Diverse Metro Economy in the U.S. - The Lane Report 

#1 Most Favorable Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 - U.S. News & World Report

#3 Cities with the Best Work Life Balance 2020 - Smart Asset

#30 Best Weekend Getaways in the South 2020 - Country Living

#9 Friendliest Cities for 2019 - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

#7 Top 10 Best Cities in America for Eating Out Affordably 2019 -  Money

 #14 19 Cities That Must Be Seen In 2019 - Expedia

One of the 50 Best Foodie Towns in the U.S. 2019 - The Daily Meal

Top 50 Places of a Lifetime/America - National Geographic Traveler

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