When it comes to Kentucky, there will always be that stigma of an unintelligent mountain person with no shoes on, kicking back on their front porch, picking a Banjo with a couple of teeth, just smiling as if he won the lottery. The truth is the truth and that’s how most outsiders view residents of Kentucky, no matter if you happen to live in the more city-scene areas, such as Lexington or Louisville.
Kentucky is Kentucky, but what a lot of people fail to even realize is that Kentucky, especially Lexington has some very interesting and creative components throughout its city! Today, we are going to be taking a quick look at some of the most interesting things to do and witness within the Lexington area!
Get A Taste of Keenland
Keenland is world known for its amazing horse races and let us not forget that Lexington, Kentucky is the all-time horse capital of the world. Can you believe that; coming right out of little Kentucky? Keenland opened in the year of 1936 and has been going strong ever since! Each year, the hats get bigger and so does the betting on each horse! It’s truly an experience just to be in the audience, much less to bet on a horse! Keenland makes a person feel as though they are truly a part of something astonishing!
Walking into Lexington, Kentucky with Keenland on the mind is truly like stepping foot into a whole different universe because there are specific shops, hotels, clothing, and food even set aside just for that elegant, Keenland experience! Please keep in mind that when the races are over, Keenland doesn’t shut down! There are activities going on all year long when it comes to the land of Keenland! A person can come and book a Keenland tour throughout the Summer, and year actually. What happens during the Keenland tour? Well, a person has a lovely and elegant walk-through of Keenland, learning about the true history of how Keenland got started and so on. A person will also be able to get a first-hand look at how the sales and racing functions behind the scenes of Keenland!
Discovering Downtown Lexington, Kentucky
Ah, Downtown Lexington; what a lovely and imaginative place to go and dip your toes inside of! Going downtown is truly, one of the finest experiences a new comer could undergo when traveling within the Lexington area, especially at night because the fountains and lights are lit up to what feels like the sky! Traveling downtown during the Summer evenings has such a home-comfort ease and feel to it. A person would benefit in soul and heart just from sight-seeing and walking around downtown, much less actually engaging in all the cute little shops, high-end diners and artistic people strolling the streets! Take me downtown, right?
One place that I would love to introduce to you is Alfalfa, which is an upstanding, fresh, and locally sourced veg-friendly place to come and eat; take a load off within the most elegant formats if you will! This place has been in business for almost forty years! Alfalfa claims that they even created local before local was considered cool! This place holds a very high reputation for being on the level of a traditional hipster meal and place to come in and dine, as they sport blackboard specials every single day! Another place downtown that you should absolutely check out is an art museum with the name of Downtown Arts Center. This place holds astounding dramas, spoken word and film in black box theater, as well various dances for the community to enjoy! The Downtown Arts Center is the happening place in regards of divine motivation and deep-mind thinking, which the main goal is to not only think outside the box, but to diminish the box all together! A rather cool fact is that this art center is home to the Alfalfa restaurant! How neat is that?
Another place downtown that you should absolutely check out is an art museum with the name of Downtown Arts Center. This place holds astounding dramas, spoken word and film in black box theater, as well various dances for the community to enjoy! The Downtown Arts Center is the happening place in regards of divine motivation and deep-mind thinking, which the main goal is to not only think outside the box, but to diminish the box all together! A rather cool fact is that this art center is home to the Alfalfa restaurant! How neat is that?
The Bourbon Trail Tour
Now who wouldn’t just adore a trail tour such as one that includes some good ole’ bourbon? During this type of trail tour, a person will get to experience a divine ride on the oh so Famous Bourbon Trail, visiting three of Lexington’s premium bourbon titans! Keep in mind that this specific tour will take you on a full day’s worth of full adventure to the Jim Bean, Heaven Hill, as well Barton 1972 distilleries, which all together will last eight hours of understanding how Kentucky’s famous bourbon is made, the history of each distillery and so on! You will absolutely not have to worry about bringing your lunch or even driving yourself around the distilleries because the trail tour includes a breakfast, lunch, and dinner experience, as well an all involvement transportation throughout the whole tour! What should a person expect during a tour such as this?
Keep in mind that you will begin the initial tour at 8:30 AM, starting off within the Central Lexington area, whereas you and your small tour group will be picked up in a shuttle bus to begin the day! After the initial pickup is where the tour really begins to take off in the formats of sophistication and hospitality because the shuttle bus will take you and your small group to a locally owned breakfast shop with the name of North Lime Coffee and Donuts. Keep in mind that this shop is very famous with the locals and holds a very respected status for having that hometown feel. As they always state that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it helps to get the body and emotions off to a grand start and that’s exactly what this breakfast shop offers to all its customers! The Bourbon Trail Tour isn’t great just because a person gets to taste a little Bourbon throughout the day, but the ride along attractions that come in the middle of the overall tour itself, but I’ll leave the rest of the exploring up to you. Life in itself is nothing more than a ride along escapade and with this bourbon trail tour, you’ll discover just that and more!