Lexington Tourism

Visit Lexington - Best of Lexington

Lexington the second largest city in Kentucky is a beautiful city that dots the bluegrass fields of central Kentucky like a glistening jewel in a royal crown. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington offers vibrant horse racing and well-groomed horse farms to browse as well as a wealth of information at several horse-related museums and parks. The city has the world’s top equestrian events.

The city is also rich with history and natural beauty and provides visitors staying at hotels in Lexington, Kentucky with a large selection of historical sites and nature parks to wander through.

This city is not only good for tourism but is also high on education, it stands in the 10th position in United States in terms of education.


Lexington Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Lexington tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: the plug type in Lexington is Type A and Type B. Standard Voltage and Frequency is 120 V and 60 Hz.
  • Internet is available throughout the city with Wi-Fi spots.
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Security/Emergency: 911
  • State Police: 800-222-5555
  • Bluegrass Rape Crisis Centre: (859) 253-2615
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK
  • Kentucky Division of Emergency Management: (800) 255-2587
  • The American Red Cross: (859) 253-1331
  • National Weather Service: (859) 281-8131 or (800) 631-9212
More about Lexington

Facts and Stats for Lexington*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lexington

    Know the pollution level of Lexington before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Lexington: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lexington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lexington.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.82 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.64 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.82 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.64 (High)
  • Living in Lexington - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lexington is 181.08 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 78.63 (High)
    • Pollution Index 8.19 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.71 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.26 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.7 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lexington

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lexington

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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