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5 Reasons to Pack up the Car and Take a Weekend Trip to Lexington

Mural by SquarePegs Studio and Design and PRHBTN in downtown Lexington.

From outdoor adventures to Kentucky spirits and exclusive, too-good-to-pass-up offers, Lexington has every excuse you need to escape for a weekend getaway.

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1. See the City Through Murals

Louis Armstrong by Odeith located at Corner of Elm Tree Lane and Corral Streets.

Discover Lexington’s vibrant street art scene with commissioned works by street artists from all over the world. Grab a coffee from Nate’s Coffee and explore these public artworks by bike, by car or foot.

Take things to the next level and tackle Visit Lexington’s Mural Challenge. While you’re at it, be sure to visit murals around 21c Lexington, including Jessica Sabogal’s Daughter of Immigrants.

2. Run with the Horses

photo: @kyhorsepark

For the equestrian lovers – the Kentucky Horse Park showcases and celebrates the history of horses through a wide range of educational offerings, including museums, galleries, theaters, and working farm exhibits. Admire the rolling hills of the Kentucky bluegrass with a picturesque view of nearly 50 breeds of horses grazing upon its 1,200 acres of lush pastures.

Learn more about their hours and current offerings here.

Did you know you can cycle from downtown Lexington to the Horse Park? It’s true! Grab your bike and hit the Legacy Trail, a 12-mile paved path which passes parks and historic sites along the way.

3. One Word… Bourbon

photo: James E. Pepper at Distillery District // Share the Lex

Now, how about some bourbon? After all, you are in Kentucky. Explore the countryside and visit Buffalo Trace or Wild Turkey for a guided tour. Or stay close and visit James E Pepper Distillery at Distillery District downtown. There are a few local distilleries that are still in the process of reopening their doors to the public – stay up to date on re-openings with this resource from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Can’t find what you are looking for, try a flight from Lockbox’s expansive bourbon library. Afterwards, visit our gift shop and take home a bottle of our exclusive private barrel 21c Selects.

4. Special Offers

You don’t have to travel far, to travel well.

The perfect view. The perfect meal. The perfect experience – it’s all closer than you imagined because relaxing getaways are just down the road. See current offers.

5. Pets Stay for Free!

photo: @cannolithepug

Not sure about you – but our pets have really helped us through some rough times this year. We’ve been spending a lot more time at home lately and boy have they noticed! 21c understands the need for the extra snuggles and we’re here to help!

In order to make it easier to bring your beloved companions along on your getaway – we’re waiving all pet fees through December 31st, 2020, when booking your stay directly with 21c Lexington.

Check out our Top 5 Dog-Friendly Spots in Lexington.

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