Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thoroughbred Park in Lexington, KY

Many beautiful statues of Thoroughbred in this park, but also alot of great information important characters in the development of the Thoroughbred Industry and the Horse Capital of the World.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Horses Horses Horses! Margaret Buranen blogs about horses on visitlex.com.

Yes Lexington is the PEERLESS destination for horse lovers. Sure, we have museums, an incredible culinary scene,  art galleries and live theater, a skateboard park, historic homes open for tour, arboretums..... But if you are a horse lover, Lexington is a bucket list destination.  And once you are here, your must do list should include:
Keeneland
Kentucky Horse Park
The Red Mile
The Thoroughbred Center
Thoroughbred Park
The International Museum of the Horse
a tour of a private horse farm
breakfast at the Track Kitchen.

But that is just a suggested list to get you started.

At visitlex.com you can read about all the aspects of the horse culture that gives Lexington it's magnetic appeal to horse lovers around the globe. Margaret Buranen blogs about special events, breeds, people the news, horse attractions, competitions, arts shows....everything related to horses, horses, horses! Check it out!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Coming soon: VisitLEX



Peerless.
Confident.
Time-Honored.
Cultivated.
Magnetic.

All that....yes! But Lexington is also a little quirky, suprising, unexpected.  We think that blue horse says it all.

The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau will soon be changing its name to VisitLEX.  Our favorite blue horse is still prominent in our new logo. And we will still provide the same services for meeting planners and visitors. You will still find our website, www.visitlex.com, to be your very best resource for planning a meeting or vacation in Lexington. 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Horsey Holiday Lights



The Southern Lights holiday festival at Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary! From November 22 through December 31, more than 100,000 individuals in more than 27,000 vehicles will stream through the 1,200 acre state park.  Even if you are not staying overnight in Lexington, make a detour if you are passing Lexington at dusk.  Located at Exit 120 off I-75, it's just two minutes off the highway. This is the largest holiday light display in the South. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who doesn't love Lexington? Well said!

Check out this love letter to Lexington:
Love Letter to Lexington




If you've been to Lexington before, you know exactly what she's talking about. If not, it will certainly peak your interest.

Lexingtonian Megan Smith, founder of Cake & Whiskey Magazine, wrote a love letter in The Huffington Post about our unique, cultured, coy, cosmopolitan city. Horse Capital of the World indeed; and so much more!



Thursday, August 8, 2013

Only in the Horse Capital of the World

Is it a cake? Is it a horse? It's a cake horse, of course. Only in the Horse Capital of the World.
The ICES convention is going on in Lexington, Kentucky. So certainly they had to create a life-size horse made of cake. This organization loves Lexington. In case you don't know much about cake decorators, these people take their craft very seriously. This is the largest sugar arts exposition in North America. They, and the cake horse, are in Lexington from August 8 through August 11, 2013. The cake horse is on the ground level of Lexington's convention center.

In case you would like to make your own cake horse for dessert, be sure you have 927 eggs on hand before you begin!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Be here during Restaurant Week!

Immerse yourself in Lexington's cuisine scene during Lexington's first Beyond Grits Restaurant Week, July 25 through August 3. The list of participating restaurants is impressive, and keeps growing. Enjoy specially priced prix-fixe dinners that are downright decadent-at a fraction of the normal check!  $25 menus range from chef’s special selection, dinner for two or multi-course dinners (depending on the restaurant.) No tickets are required. White-tablecloth restaurants and pubs and everything in between...as long as they are local restaurants.  No chains...just the Lexington innovative cuisine that is building our reputation as a dining destination. Get more information at Beyond Grits.