By David Prince
Lexington
Kentucky
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When most people think of Lexington, Kentucky, the first thing that comes to mind is horses and luxurious ranches. One could easily spend an entire day driving around the city, admiring these. It is no mystery as to why Lexington is often referred to as the “Thoroughbred City” and the “Horse Capital of the World.”

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to Lexington, Kentucky. The city can be frequented through Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Vacationers can book their flights by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And when booking your hotel, please refer to our top selections below, and then click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to search our hotel finder for top deals in Lexington. Make sure to check out our top selection which is the Holiday Inn Express.

One of the biggest tourist attractions in the city is the University of Kentucky. This is due to their athletic program, which is dominated by the men’s basketball team. The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball program has the most wins in college basketball history. They were the first program in the nation to reach 2000 wins and they have won an impressive 7 NCAA championships. Whether you are in town to visit your child at college, watch a game, or just for leisure, Lexington, Kentucky has options for you.

Any fan of horse racing that travels to Lexington can’t leave without visiting the two historic tracks that are located here - The Red Mile Harness Track, which is the second oldest horse racing track in the country and oldest in the city, and Keeneland, where fans have been attending live races every April and October since 1936. Vacationers can also visit the Kentucky Horse Park; opened in 1978, this is a fairly new attraction to the city. It serves as a working horse farm and educational theme park and is also a retirement home for some of the most accomplished racing horses in the world. This park also plays host to the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, which is one of the top three annual equestrian competitions in the world.

Not a horse racing or sports fan? No need to worry because Lexington offers many other attractions and there is sure to be something for everyone. For the history buffs, EscapeWizard.com suggests visiting the city’s museums. You will find that there is a variety of museums such as the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, the Headley-Whitney Museum, the Lexington History Museum, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Martin Castle, Hunt-Morgan House, and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, which is a national historic landmark.

If you prefer to be outside and explore the natural beauty of Lexington, EscapeWizard.com recommends a visit to the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. This is a nature preserve that contains 11 miles of hiking trails, over 56 species of trees, 600 species of plants and 200 species of birds, among other wildlife. There is also the Arboretum near the University of Kentucky and historic McConnell Springs.

With over 100 parks, Lexington provides perfect outdoor environments where visitors can spend quality time together. Within the parks you will find two 18-hole disc golf courses at Shillito Park and Veterans Park, and a 12,000 square foot public skate park complete with ramps and half-pipes at Woodland Park. You don’t have to worry about leaving your dogs behind either because there are four dog parks, located at Jacobson, Masterson Station, Coldstream, and Wellington parks. For the golfer, EscapeWizard.com suggests one of the cities six public golf courses – Avon, Kearney Links, Lakeside, Meadowbrook, Tate’s Creek and Picadome.

Lexington is also home to many music and arts festivals throughout year. On the first full weekend of June you can attend Kentucky’s oldest bluegrass music festival, The Festival of Bluegrass. The city considers the Fourth of July to be the biggest holiday and has amazing celebrations every year, which include a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Old Courthouse. Some of the cities other annual events are “Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights,” The Woodland Art Fair, The Roots & Heritage Festival, The Artists Market, and The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra performs several concerts annually.

With the unique combination of the big city life and a laid-back country feel, EscapeWizard.com is sure that, no matter what your interests are, Lexington provides a great experience for everyone.  Book your trip today and find out what Lexington, Kentucky has to offer you.
Hotels in Lexington
By Debbie Rice
Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
1938 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY
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Kentucky’s second largest city, Lexington, has been called the Horse Capital of the World; known for its blue grass and sprawling  horse farms and is home to both the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University.  Located only six miles away from the world renowned Kentucky Horse Park and less than five miles from downtown Lexington, the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington is conveniently located to I-64 and I-75.  Parking is complimentary and you may check in any time after 3 p.m.

The hotel is 100% smoke free with 174 guest rooms.  Adjoining rooms and suites are available upon request.  Relax on the Four Comfort Bed (available only at Four Points by Sheraton) and watch remote controlled TV with cable and in-room movies.  Wireless high speed internet access is available in all rooms to keep you up to date on your business needs or social media.  For those traveling with a larger family or infants, cribs and rollaway beds may be requested.   Rooms come with coffee makers, hairdryers and ironing boards.  Wake-up service and room service is also available.  The hotel is perfect for those traveling on business.  There are seven meeting and event facilities.  Audio Visual Equipment is available.

You can enjoy as many meals as you like at the Cafe, the hotel’s on-site restaurant.  After a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax in the Cafe Lobby Lounge for cocktails.  If you are in the mood for something a little different, there is a Cracker Barrel within very easy walking distance.  The building houses a fitness center, as well as indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools.

Whatever your interests, Lexington, Kentucky is truly a unique destination for business or pleasure.  Should you decide to visit, the Four Points by Sheraton is a fantastic accommodation, book cheap and easy through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Lexington
By Shaina Amienyi
Hilton Lexington/Downtown
369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY
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Overlooking Triangle Park and its beautiful fountain with cascading waters, the Hilton Lexington has an ideal location for leisure and business travelers. It is situated in the heart of downtown and connected to the Lexington Center, which houses Rupp Arena, Shops at Lexington enter, and Victorian Square Shops. Vacationers will be delighted that the hotel is so close to museums, restaurants, shops, attractions, and the University of Kentucky. When you arrive at the hotel, you can check in at 3 pm using the express check-in and then use the express check out to check out of the hotel by noon on your departure day.

The Hilton’s 367 guest rooms and 10 suites are designed to make guests feel like they are in an urban oasis. All rooms feature large work desks, Sleep Number beds, cable TV with premium channels, video games, bottled water, and room service.

In case you are worried about missing your workouts while out of town, the Hilton provides an on-site fitness center open from 6 am to 11 pm. It is equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, universal machine, weight bench, and climber. The fitness center is complimentary, but guests also get a discount to the World Gym Executive Health and Fitness attached to the hotel via the skywalk.

The hotel provides a wealth of other amenities that guests will want to take advantage of. These include complimentary airport shuttle service, a heated indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool spa, and covered garage parking. Off of the lobby is the Triangle Grille, where vacationers can dine on American cuisine and take in the view of the Triangle Park fountains.

With all of these amenities, this luxurious hotel is an excellent hotel to stay in during your vacation in Lexington. The hotel is dedicated to making sure its guests have a comfortable, enjoyable experience. EscapeWizard.com invites you to make the Hilton your hotel of choice. Click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay at the Hilton Lexington.
Hotels in Lexington
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn Express
1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington offers vacationers an affordable hotel five miles from Lexington Bluegrass Airport (LEX) and near a number of the city’s popular attractions and destinations. Guests at the Holiday Inn Express will enjoy being only two blocks from the University of Kentucky, home to the Kentucky Wildcats. This hotel is also conveniently located one mile from downtown. Guests can check in at 3 pm on the day they arrive in Lexington and check out at 11 am on the day they depart. While staying at the Holiday Inn Express, enjoy free high-speed internet and Wi-Fi, free parking, and a staff that can serve customers in English and Spanish.

Guest rooms come with two queen beds or one king-sized beds. Executive Club level rooms come with a dining room table and a separate living room containing a sofa bed. Those who book suites can sample snacks and beverages from the mini bar and refrigerator or watch TV shows and movies on the 32-inch flat screen TV. Like Executive Club level rooms, suites have a living room, dining table, and sofa bed. Some also come with a Jacuzzi in the bathroom. All 96 rooms are equipped with a desk, lamp, and cable TV.

Take advantage of the complimentary daily buffet breakfast and read the free newspaper delivered to your room each morning. There is also a complimentary business center and meeting rooms to accommodation business travelers. Vacationers should make use of the on-site fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and whirlpool.

When you get hungry, you can visit one of the nearby restaurants. The hotel’s centralized location makes it convenient to visit shops, restaurants, and bars, many of which are in walking distance of the hotel.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is an excellent option for travelers to Lexington, Kentucky. Its proximity to the airport, downtown, and the university make it easy for vacationers to get from their hotel to the most popular destinations in the city. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book our stay at the Holiday Inn Express, which you can do by clicking on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Lexington
By Brandi N.R. Rhone
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington
249 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY
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Located in the south side of Lexington KY is the fabulous Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington, Kentucky Hotel. Blue Grass Airport is only a 15 minute drive away and customer can arrive by courtesy shuttle upon request. Contact hotel about car rental and self-parking on the premise. Check in time is 2 p.m. and check out time is noon at Homewood Suites Lexington. Nearby attractions to the hotel include Keeneland Race Course, Kentucky Horse Park, and the historic home of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Homewood Suite Lexington offers one and two bedrooms suites with separate living area as well as spacious studio suites. Amenities included with accommodations at Homewood Suites Lexington are- fully equipped kitchen featuring two burner stove top range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator; free high speed internet access, remote controlled TV with premium channel and video games; MP3 compatible alarm clock radio and USA Today newspaper service. Accessible rooms and smoking/non-smoking room available as well. Families staying at Homewood Suites Lexington can request cribs and highchairs for small children.

Fitness minded guests can utilize the 24 hour fitness center to keep on track with their current exercise routines while staying at Homewood Suite Lexington. An outdoor pool and putting green is on site for recreation and relaxation. Close by Homewood Suites Lexington is a playground, basketball court and bowling for fun around town. The business services include a business center on premise with complimentary printing, fax and photocopying service, meeting rooms for group sessions and AV equipment rental.

Hot breakfast is available to visitors for the complimentary Suite Start Breakfast service in the dining lodge. In the evenings Monday through Thursday the Welcome Home reception offers a free light meal and beverages for guest to enjoy. The Homewood Suites Lexington Suite Shop is open 24 hours and has plenty of treats to cure any after hour cravings. Eating options around the area for visitors that are looking for dining in town are Regatta Seafood Grille, Tony Roma’s, Malone’s of Lexington, Chili’s and Sal’s Italian Chophouse.

No matter your reasons for your short or extended stay in Lexington you are sure to feel at home with Homewood Suites by Hilton Lexington Hotel. Book your stay through EscapeWizard.com by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).
Hotels in Lexington
By Sarah Hay
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington
2601 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY
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Relax and renew yourself in the welcoming aura of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Lexington. Located near the picturesque area of the University of Kentucky, and moments from downtown Lexington, the hotel is centrally placed near some of the best regional sites, including the Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky Race Track, as well as many local horse farms and bourbon distilleries. There are several businesses nearby as well, including Lexmark, International Paper, Smuckers/Jif Peanut Butter and Valvoline/Ashland Oil.

The hotel has 155 rooms, which come with many standard amenities, including LCD flat panel televisions, high speed Internet access (for a fee), oversized jetted hydro spa tubs, mini refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, MP3 clock radios, work desks with ergonomic chairs, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers and Crabtree & Evelyn bath products. Pets are allowed at the hotel, for a fee, and check-in time is 4 p.m.; check-out is 11 a.m. There is a restaurant on site, and room service is available, seven days a week.

There is a complete fitness center on site at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Lexington, as well as a heated outdoor pool. If you’re traveling with children, there is a kid’s menu available, as well as high chairs, for your convenience. The hotel has an on-site convenience store and gift shop, and offers valet and laundry services as well. If you’re in town on business, the business center features printing, copying and express mail services, along with fax machines, modems, and audio/visual equipment and meeting rooms for rent, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. So, if you’re planning a trip to Lexington, be sure to stay at the inviting and relaxing DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Lexington. If you need a great rate for your stay, trust the folks at EscapeWizard.com to get it for you, and follow this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Lexington
By Sarah Hay
Hilton Garden Inn Lexington Georgetown
110 Grandstand Drive, Georgetown, KY
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The bluegrass of Kentucky lures visitors every year, and when travelers to Lexington want to stay near all the sights of this famous city, a great location to see it all can be found at the Hilton Garden Inn Lexington, Georgetown. Just 35 minutes from the Bluegrass Airport, and set in the heart of Georgetown, Kentucky, the hotel is near local attractions such as the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Track, Georgetown College and Rupp Arena. Area corporate offices include Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Johnson Controls and EZ Pack.

There are 108 guest rooms on site, and the fourth floor is a dedicated smoking floor. All rooms and suites at the hotel feature such standard amenities as 32 flat panel HD televisions, complimentary high speed Internet access, two dual line speakerphones, MP3 clock radios, mini refrigerators, microwaves, coffee and tea pots, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, complimentary weekday newspaper delivery, and vanities with granite countertops.

The hotel also offers a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, as well as a fitness center on site. There is a Pavilion Panty market, open 24 hours, and a convenience store, for any last-minute items you may require. A snack shop is at the hotel, as well. Laundry and valet services are available, and if you’re traveling with little ones, high chairs, cribs and a children’s menu is available. Check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out is 11 a.m.

There’s a Great American Grill restaurant at the hotel, along with on-site catering and room service. Business guests will appreciate the complete business center on site, complete with printing, faxing, and videoconferencing services. For your next trip to the Georgetown area of Kentucky, book a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Lexington Georgetown. For all your reservation needs, let EscapeWizard.com save you some money, by just following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).