Lexington Area Guide
Go Wildcats! From Wildcat games at the Rupp Arena to graduations to tours, we're the perfect place to stay when visiting the University of Kentucky.
Our hotel is just minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park, which features everything from horseback and pony rides to world-class equestrian races and competitions.
The place to meet in Lexington is just four miles from our hotel and offers a versatile space for meetings, conventions, trade shows and banquets.
Home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the Rupp arena also features a wide array of live entertainment and caters to trade shows and conventions as well.
Home to four yearly auctions and thoroughbred races in April and October, this track and global auction venue is indeed a sight to behold.
Take a trip down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a winding-road tour of famous distilleries such as Woodford Reserve, Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Heaven Hills Distillery and Four Roses Bourbon.
An unexpected delight in Bourbon Country. Discover one of the many wineries the area has to offer. The rolling hills of the Bluegrass provide the perfect backdrop for a quiet and relaxing outing.
Located near the center of Kentucky's Bluegrass country, Clarion Hotel Lexington offers short commutes to the city's most sought-after attractions. With everything from the birthplace of Seabiscuit at Claiborne Farm to a liquor sampling trek on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Lexington offers a wide variety of attractions no matter what your pleasure.
Lexington Area Shopping
The Shops at Lexington Center, located near the Rupp Arena and just four miles from our hotel, offers stores that sell toys, tobacco, clothes and chocolate, as well as University of Kentucky merchandise. For a larger collection of diverse shops featuring formal and casual wear, as well as anything else from home furnishings to jewelry, visit Victorian Square Shoppes & Entertainment. In addition to shopping, they boast entertainment for everyone, including a children's museum called the Explorium of Lexington and a nightclub called The Loft @ Victorian Square. Fayette Mall offers the traditional mall experience with tons of big department stores like Macy's and little shops like Strasburg Children, as well as many eateries such as P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Caramanda's Cupcakes.
Historical Attractions in Lexington
Learn about the history of Lexington and the Bluegrass region at the Lexington History Museum, which features informative exhibits and occasional special events. Visit the two-story brick Mary Todd Lincoln House where the first lady was born and grew up. This was the first site ever restored to honor a president's wife, and offers a unique look at Mary Todd Lincoln's life. Interested in the American Saddlebred horse? Take a tour of the American Saddlebred Museum and learn about this dynamic breed.