EAT HERE Lexington’s food scene is growing rapidly, which means you’ll never have a problem finding a place to eat.
100+ Locally-Owned Restaurants Collaborations between local chefs and farmers have led to an influx of local restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall diners to critically-acclaimed eateries.
Local Coffee Shops There are plenty of off-campus coffee shops offering locally-made coffee, fresh baked goods, free WiFi, friendly faces and more.
Farmers’ Markets Spend a Saturday shopping the freshest produce from local farms at a seasonal outdoor Farmers’ Market.
GET OUTSIDE Lexington is surrounded by miles of sprawling bluegrass, making it a hub for outdoor enthusiasts who love a good adventure. You’ll find that people travel from all over to experience what UK students have in their own backyards. Outdoor buffs can hike, camp, canoe, wildlife-watch and more at Red River Gorge, a scenic natural canyon system less than an hour from campus. For fishing fans, Elkhorn Creek is one of the state’s best-known streams for fishing small-mouth bass, and also has canoeing, kayaking and sightseeing. Bikers, walkers and runners will love the Legacy Trail, a 12-mile trail that begins downtown and ends at the famous Kentucky Horse Park. seeblue.com 30