Why Choose Lexington?
Combining the cosmopolitan conveniences of a big city with the easy approachability of a small Southern town, Lexington offers one-of-a-kind experiences for meeting attendees. We treat our visitors as guests, and your attendees can expect unparalleled Southern hospitality at every touchpoint. Known around the globe as “The Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington is home to world-renowned horse farms, the historic Keeneland Race Course and the famous 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park. Nowhere else can you get an insider’s look into the lives and careers of the world’s most iconic Thoroughbred race horses. The best part? Most of these attractions are located just minutes from downtown, so your guests can experience Horse Country firsthand and be back in time for dinner. And speaking of dinner, Lexington’s exploding culinary scene is something food lovers will want to dig into. Collaborations between local farmers and chefs have led to the creation of wonderful and diverse farm-to-table restaurants with inspiring menus. Your guests will find delicious goodness on every corner—from chic white tablecloth hot-spots to beloved hole-in-the-wall diners. As the self-proclaimed “Best Place in America to Grab a Drink,” Lexington is an exceptional destination for those who choose to imbibe. With nine bourbon distilleries within 30 minutes of downtown, bourbon lovers can sip on America’s native spirit knowing they’re just a few miles from the barrel where it was aged. And beer enthusiasts will flock to Lexington’s red-hot craft beer scene along the Brewgrass Trail. There’s so much to do and experience in Lexington, and we offer the resources you’ll need to plan an unforgettable weekend for your guests. From planning assistance and promotional materials to arranging activities for attendees, we’re here for you every step of the planning process. See why Southern Starts Here. Let us help plan your meeting or event today.
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Distance from Airport
- Blue Grass Airport
14.48 km from City Center
- Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport
133.58 km from City Center
- Louisville Regional Airport
120.7 km from City Center
Horse Farm Tours
Lexington Visitors Center
Keeneland Race Course
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Lexington Convention Center
Interested in booking an event? Lexington Convention Center offers spacious areas exquisitely designed to accommodate meetings and conventions, large and small in a pleasing and professional atmosphere.
- Exhibit Space6,500 sq. mTotal Meeting Space4,000 sq. m