Matthew’s guidebook

Matthew
Matthew’s guidebook

Food scene

One of the newest developments in Lexington an extremely short drive from the property. Great shopping restaurants, outdoor spaces, events in the summer. Has the feel of an open air mall. Once you park you could spend nearly a day eating and shopping your way through the summit
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Summit At Fritz Farm
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One of the newest developments in Lexington an extremely short drive from the property. Great shopping restaurants, outdoor spaces, events in the summer. Has the feel of an open air mall. Once you park you could spend nearly a day eating and shopping your way through the summit
This is both a local favorite and a great place for first time visitors. They take reservations and if Keeneland is running or there is a UK game you will need them. Serving amazing steaks and sushi- something for everyone. Be sure to try the Lexingtonian salad and their herb butter on the bread. This is priced mid to upper scale
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Malone's Palomar
3735 Palomar Centre Drive
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This is both a local favorite and a great place for first time visitors. They take reservations and if Keeneland is running or there is a UK game you will need them. Serving amazing steaks and sushi- something for everyone. Be sure to try the Lexingtonian salad and their herb butter on the bread. This is priced mid to upper scale
I had to include this as it is highly recommended locally. They are known for their fried chicken but always generally rated as one of Lexington's best. In my humble opinion this place is over-hyped. Go across the street to Malones in Lansdown
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Merrick Inn Restaurant
1074 Merrick Drive
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I had to include this as it is highly recommended locally. They are known for their fried chicken but always generally rated as one of Lexington's best. In my humble opinion this place is over-hyped. Go across the street to Malones in Lansdown
An off shoot from the same company as malones. Cheaper and more relaxed bar type atmosphere. Try the BLT tater tots!
Drake's
390 East Brannon Road
An off shoot from the same company as malones. Cheaper and more relaxed bar type atmosphere. Try the BLT tater tots!
Best Mediterranean ever, not just Lexington
Mr. Kabab
2901 Richmond Rd
Best Mediterranean ever, not just Lexington
Good Mexican and close by. The other restaurants in town by the same name are not as good- don't ask me why
Mi Pequena Hacienda
110 Cynthia Drive
Good Mexican and close by. The other restaurants in town by the same name are not as good- don't ask me why
If you want some good KY cooking look no further! Hard to go wrong at Ramsey's but if you want the true KY experience be sure to get the Hot Brown
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Ramsey's Diner Tates Creek
4053 Tates Creek Centre Drive
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If you want some good KY cooking look no further! Hard to go wrong at Ramsey's but if you want the true KY experience be sure to get the Hot Brown

Horses

Many concerts and events held here. Be sure to check their website to see what's going on while you're in Lexington.
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Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Pkwy
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Many concerts and events held here. Be sure to check their website to see what's going on while you're in Lexington.
One of Lexington's biggest attractions. Right next to the Bluegrass airport there is live horse racing in the spring and in the fall. If you happen to be in town during the races its a must visit. You may have heard of the Derby but this less expensive option is much more enjoyable. Dress in your best suit or come in cut off jeans. Keeneland has something for everyone
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Keeneland Race Track
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One of Lexington's biggest attractions. Right next to the Bluegrass airport there is live horse racing in the spring and in the fall. If you happen to be in town during the races its a must visit. You may have heard of the Derby but this less expensive option is much more enjoyable. Dress in your best suit or come in cut off jeans. Keeneland has something for everyone

Shopping

Lexington's version of the standard American mall. STEER CLEAR DURRING DECEMBER- super busy!
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Fayette Mall
3401 Nicholasville Road
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Lexington's version of the standard American mall. STEER CLEAR DURRING DECEMBER- super busy!

Lexington's Comedy Club

We on occasion gets some big names come through. Be sure to check their schedule while you're in town if you need some laughs. Two drink minimum, reasonable priced tickets, smaller more intimate space near a good restaurant Palmers
Comedy Off Broadway
161 Lexington Green Cir
We on occasion gets some big names come through. Be sure to check their schedule while you're in town if you need some laughs. Two drink minimum, reasonable priced tickets, smaller more intimate space near a good restaurant Palmers

My Favorite Movie Theater

Ten minutes from the property, less if you take the backroads through the neighborhood (use GPS). Movie theater that serves meals and alcohol. Their food is not a standout but this is the newest theater around Lexington and the only place we go to watch movies
Movie Tavern Brannon Crossing
150 Langley Dr
Ten minutes from the property, less if you take the backroads through the neighborhood (use GPS). Movie theater that serves meals and alcohol. Their food is not a standout but this is the newest theater around Lexington and the only place we go to watch movies

Get Outside

This one is a long drive maybe two hours from the property. Located in the red river gorge state park/ Daniel Boone National Park this is an amazing place growing in popularity rapidly. If you want to take a day to do some hiking, canoeing or maybe UNDERGROUND KAYAKING this is worth the drive!
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Natural Bridge State Resort Park
2135 Natural Bridge Road
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This one is a long drive maybe two hours from the property. Located in the red river gorge state park/ Daniel Boone National Park this is an amazing place growing in popularity rapidly. If you want to take a day to do some hiking, canoeing or maybe UNDERGROUND KAYAKING this is worth the drive!
Want to get outdoors for a hike but don't want to drive two hours to get there? Try Raven Run located just outside of Lexington. Show up just for a self guided hike or check their website for events that may be going on particularly in the summer. Great place for the kids to burn off some energy
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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
3885 Raven Run Way
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Want to get outdoors for a hike but don't want to drive two hours to get there? Try Raven Run located just outside of Lexington. Show up just for a self guided hike or check their website for events that may be going on particularly in the summer. Great place for the kids to burn off some energy
Best park to balance things to do with the drive. Public pool in the summer, newer playground equipment, tennis, basketball, volley ball, disc golf and more. Shelters available to rent for your group cook out or get together
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Shillito Park
300 W Reynolds Rd
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Best park to balance things to do with the drive. Public pool in the summer, newer playground equipment, tennis, basketball, volley ball, disc golf and more. Shelters available to rent for your group cook out or get together

Bourbon

My favorite bourbon about 45 minute drive to their distillery. Check their website for hours but their tour is cheap and a lot of fun. Another great spot if you need to host an event. You can have a bottle engraved to commemorate your trip to the Bluegrass state!
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Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Pike
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My favorite bourbon about 45 minute drive to their distillery. Check their website for hours but their tour is cheap and a lot of fun. Another great spot if you need to host an event. You can have a bottle engraved to commemorate your trip to the Bluegrass state!
A much smaller distillery than some of the bigger names on the list. I wouldn't quite call it the full experience but an excellent choice if you are short on time, don't want to leave Lexington or just want to use an Uber
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Barrel House Distilling Co
1200 Manchester Street
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A much smaller distillery than some of the bigger names on the list. I wouldn't quite call it the full experience but an excellent choice if you are short on time, don't want to leave Lexington or just want to use an Uber
A distillery right off the interstate in the state capital of Frankfort. See what time their gift shop opens and be there just before. They put out hard to find bourbons in their gift shop almost everyday and its first come first served. Almost always a small line waiting. Don't let that scare you off from the tour which never has a line. Try their Whitely vodka- ten times distilled!
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Buffalo Trace Distillery
113 Great Buffalo Trace
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A distillery right off the interstate in the state capital of Frankfort. See what time their gift shop opens and be there just before. They put out hard to find bourbons in their gift shop almost everyday and its first come first served. Almost always a small line waiting. Don't let that scare you off from the tour which never has a line. Try their Whitely vodka- ten times distilled!