Lexington Tourism

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.


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

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lexington

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

    • Air Pollution 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.63 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Lexington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lexington.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.37 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.89 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.47 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.84 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.68 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.21 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 61.84 (High)
    • Safety Index 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.32 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.67 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.77 (Very Low)
    • 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.

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

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