Experience the scenic beauty of bluegrass country at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Lexington. In no time you’ll be immersed in thoroughbred culture and sipping smooth Kentucky bourbon with the locals.
Discover the world of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park, minutes from our Lexington hotels. Exhibits range from horses depicted in ancient cave paintings to modern breeding practices. Pick a winner at Keeneland, Lexington’s most famous racetrack, where jockeys in colorful silks coax thoroughbreds around the turns. It’s free to tour the pastures and barns of Claiborne Farm, the birthplace of Seabiscuit, among the more than 150 private horse farms in the Lexington area. Take in the scenic splendor of rolling bluegrass hills on your drive to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, just minutes from our hotels in Lexington. Bourbon distilleries along the route offer free tours, samples and souvenir bottles.
Our hotels in Lexington are close to downtown, the heart of the city’s dining scene. Follow the locals’ lead and order a pre-dinner mint julep, served in a frosty silver cup. Dine on such hearty regional specialties as country ham and fried chicken, and order it with sides of mashed potatoes and gravy or corn pudding. A glass of oaky, golden-brown bourbon is a satisfying finish.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express Lexington hotels for simple pleasures year-round. In spring, take a drive past rolling countryside and hills crisscrossed with wooden fences to see young foals bounding in open pastures. In winter, join the throngs of basketball fans to watch the storied Kentucky Wildcats take on opponents in the Joe Craft Center arena at the University of Kentucky.