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This area of Northern Kentucky contains approximately 230,000 residents.
Frankfort, the state capital, is about 25 miles northwest of Lexington, and Stamping Ground is 20 miles to the northwest.
Grab the kids and enjoy an afternoon of quality time at The Pavillion and the Explorium. Want more? The American Legion Post 34 Fairgrounds and Paradise Cove Aquatic Center are sure to keep the smiles and laughter flowing.
Don't forgo the chance to see where some of the area's best beers are crafted. Gather your buddies and head directly for the West Sixth Brewing, the Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. or the Ethereal Brewing. It doesn't matter where you start off. When you're finished with one, you will want to see all three!
You won't find too many things that can match the pleasure of a well-crafted wine. Experience what this region has to offer at the Talon Winery or the Rising Sons Home Farm Winery. Should those wineries give you a taste for more, also think about the Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery and the Chrisman Mill Vineyards.
Pack a picnic basket and take some time out in the leafy, green surroundings of Arboretum and Community Park. There's also plenty of room to relax at Lykins Park and Jacobson Park.
Deciding what to see and where to go is the most difficult part of any trip. So why not let the friendly people at Lexington Visitors Center help point you in the right direction? You may also like to look through the informative flyers and maps at Battle of Richmond Visitors Center and Toyota Visitor Center.
Skim some stones across the placid water, try to spot some birds and have a picnic at Lake Reba.
Switch your phone to silent and have a break from the modern world at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and Fort Boonesborough State Park. Nature lovers will also have an excellent time at Cove Spring Park and Legacy Trail.
For something a bit more educational, head to some of the area's excellent museums. The best three places to visit are the Kentucky Aviation Museum, the American Saddlebred Museum and the Kentucky River Museum.
With a fascinating collection of scientific artifacts and displays, Hummel Planetarium is worth visiting.
Travelers interested in biological science and history should spend a few hours discovering the specimens at the W S Webb Museum of Anthropology.
Immerse yourself in art and design at the area's various gallery and exhibition spaces. Soak up the inspiring atmosphere at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, the Damselfly Gallery and the Headley-Whitney Museum.
Travel back to a time long since forgotten and uncover mysteries of the past at the Lexington History Center or the Capital City Museum. The Hopewell Museum and the Bluegrass Heritage Museum are also worthy choices.
Mary Todd Lincoln House and Kentucky State Capitol are certainly worth planning a trip to, even if you aren't a history buff. You might also like to get out the camera and snap some photos at Liberty Hall and Ashland Henry Clay Estate.
Colville Covered Bridge is an impressive structure that has been a vital point of connection for residents from both sides of the river.
Castles like Martin Castle are coveted for their cultural importance as well as their imposing architecture.
Coming face to face with different religions can be one of the most valuable parts of traveling. Want to learn about Lexington's spiritual side? Check for tours at Church of the Ascension, Quest Community Church and Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church.
This region's most prominent tourist sights often overshadow its less visited, yet equally rewarding activities. Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Public Library are recommended options. If you can squeeze it in, also visit the Woodford Reserve Distillery or the Singletary Center for the Arts.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Hamburg Pavilon and within 6 miles (10 km) of Mary Todd Lincoln House and Rupp Arena. University of Kentucky and Commonwealth Stadium are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Whitaker Bank Ballpark, The Thoroughbred Center and Castlewood Park. Loudoun House and West Sixth Brewing are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in Lexington, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Hamburg Pavilon and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lexington Ice Center and Jacobson Park. Shriners Hospitals for Children and Castlewood Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Nicholasville, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of Connemara Golf Course, Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. Waveland State Historical Site and Wolf Run Wildlife Reserve are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Hamburg Pavilon and within 6 miles (10 km) of Mary Todd Lincoln House and Rupp Arena. University of Kentucky and Commonwealth Stadium are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in the heart of Lexington, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Castlewood Park and Loudoun House. West Sixth Brewing and Transylvania University are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in Lexington, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from The Mall At Lexington Green and within 3 miles (5 km) of Commonwealth Stadium and University of Kentucky. Fayette Mall and Quest Community Church are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Lexington, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Boone Station State Historic Site and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Jacobson Park. Grimes Mill Winery and Lexington Ice Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).