10 Reasons to Visit Lexington

We are all feeling it – restless and ready to hit the road. Tired of being at home, but cautious about going out.

Lexington is ready for your visit. Our shops and restaurants are doing their best to keep you safe during these unusual times. So come see us, relax and enjoy our charming town and amazing countryside

Most restaurants and shops are open but the COVID -19 situation has resulted in some reduced hours. Curbside service, delivery and outdoor restaurant seating have been instituted by many. Click here for continuously updated information on shop and restaurant hours and services.

Our Lexington downtown shops & restaurants take precautions seriously: masks, distancing and sanitizing.

See menu above for a complete guide to downtown Lexington’s dining, lodging and shopping scene. Insider tips on parking.

Reasons to choose Lexington for your summer or fall road trip:

 Town & Country

Enjoy the best – both small town charm and beautiful countryside.  Hassle free.   Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the old fashion relaxing country drive where the scenery is compelling and your anxiety diminishes.   Somehow driving is transformed into relaxation. Check out one favorite country drive. Other scenic drives too!

Retail Therapy

Shopping local isn’t just more fun, it’s more gratifying.  Experience the unexpected:  delightful boutiques,unique shops and fine art & craft.  

Fine Dining & Casual Elegance

After all of that outdoor adventure and shopping, what’s better than a great meal? Lexington’s food scene isn’t the expected for a small town. With 25 places to eat in downtown, you’ll have plenty of choices in price range and cuisine.  And if you’re staying downtown, you can walk to them all!

Foodie Heaven

Our fine gourmet food shops are well suited to today’s meal carry out needs. Grab some sandwiches or goodies from one of our gourmet shops and enjoy your meal at one of our downtown parks. Want to pick up wine, cheese or that gourmet food gift for your dog sitter?  Check out this link of endless options: Foodie Heaven.

Unique Inns

Downtown features unique upscale inns walking distance to fine dining and local shops.  Yet country drives and outdoor adventure are nearby.   Prefer a cabin in the woods or a motel with a pool?  Many are within 15 miles and you can still revel in the charm and fine dining and shopping downtown.   All Lodging in the area and  Lodging in Downtown Lexington

Outdoor Adventure

Walking & Hiking

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Chessie Trail

Enjoy the spring air by walking on a rail trail, strolling next to a creek, or embracing rugged trails.   In town and near town you’ll find easy to moderate trails.   For the ambitious there are many trails within 20 miles, including the Appalachian trail. Nearby walking trails

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Cycling

What fun to bike through our charming town and our beautiful countryside! The hills can be challenging, but you can look forward to stopping downtown, spending the night and enjoying our restaurants & shops. Perhaps include a stop at one of the breweries, wineries or cideries on your cycling route.

Water Sports

Summer and fall are the perfect seasons for kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing. 

Fun & Games

Retro.   That sums it up. Downtown Lexington offers several venues to indulge your game playing spirit.  Trivia Night, and modern classics like Catan or Ticket to Ride.

More Info: Fun – Games – Adventure .

History

All year ‘round, people come to Lexington to take in the history, but learn rarely known history such as Patsy Cline once lived here or an entire museum is devoted to George C. Marshal.  This Footprints of History link is a great way to learn about multiple options. 

Additional Information

Check out the home page for a complete guide to Downtown Lexington and visit the Lexington – Rockbridge – Buena Vista Visitors Center for great information about the entire region. Check out Spring Adventures.

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