Neighborhood Guide

Enjoy our neighborhood as a part of your visit! These are a few nearby suggestions. If you need further guidance or directions, we are happy to help. Have fun and tell our neighbors we say “hello!”

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EAT & DRINK 

COFFEE, SNACKS, & FAST FOOD

1 Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery • 859-368-7906

2 Starbucks • 859-977-0525

3 Lexington Center Food Court: Arby’s, Cosi, Mr. Kan’s Chinese Food, Subway, and Sunset Strips

4 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 859-469-9830

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RESTAURANTS ON JEFFERSON STREET

5 Stella’s Kentucky Deli • 859-255-3354 Soup, salads, and sandwiches made from locally sourced ingredients

6 Nick Ryan’s Saloon • 859-233-7900 Full service eatery with American food and spirits

7 The Grey Goose • 859-233-1500 Bar/bistro featuring wood-fired pizza

8 Wagon Bones Grill • 859-523-2400 Family-owned, smoked BBQ joint

9 Wine+Market • 859-225-0755 Boutique wine store with cheese and sandwich counter

RESTAURANTS IN THE SQUARE

10 Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen • 859-569-4040 Fast, casual shop serving gourmet salads using local produce

11 Pies and Pints • 859-231-7437 Features craft pizza, sandwiches, salads, and a wide selection of beers on tap

12 Saul Good Restaurant and Pub • 859-252-4663 Known for “adventuresome pairings” of American dishes

13 HopCat • 859-286-6847 100 beer on tap and serves burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads

14 Shakespeare & Co • 859-367-0413 Global menu amid Victorian-themed decor

FREE SIGHTSEEING

The historic Lexington Cemetery is less than one mile from the Mary Todd Lincoln House and is the final resting place of many of the community’s most well-known citizens, including the Todd family.

The historic Lexington Cemetery is less than one mile from the Mary Todd Lincoln House and is the final resting place of many of the community’s most well-known citizens, including the Todd family.

LINCOLNS’ LEXINGTON WALKING TOUR

This free brochure is available at our admissions area or as a printable PDF here. A great addition to your visit, the one mile walking tour includes locations from Mrs. Lincoln’s childhood and Abraham Lincoln’s visits to Lexington.

LEXINGTON CEMETERY

Less than one mile away, the cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent Lexingtonians and known for its park-like setting. To find the Todd family plot, follow the yellow line ½ mile and look for the sign on the left. The yellow line is the main road, so find and follow it if you lose your way!

LEXINGTON VISITORS CENTER

Located in the "Old Courthouse" on Main Street, the Lexington Visitors Center provides information about attractions, restaurants, and shopping throughout the region. They also carry printed downtown walking tours, including for the Gratz Park Historic District.

GRATZ PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT

About ½ mile away, the tree-filled park is bordered by 19th-century homes, including the Hopemont, the Hunt-Morgan House. A printed walking tour of the district is available at the Lexington Visitors Center.

FAMILY “Quest” WALKING TOUR

Is your family up for the challenge? Our “quest” uses clues to direct you from place to place in downtown that Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln would have known. Download the Family Quest and Answers here or pick up a free copy at our admissions area.  

African-American Heritage Interpretive Sign Program

Walk and discover the history of African-Americans in Kentucky. Stories stretch from antebellum period through the present. A great place to begin is at Courthouse Square where you will find an orientation sign and a map of sign locations.

SHOPPING

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SHOPS IN THE SQUARE

Artists’ Attic combines studio and gallery spaces.

Main Cross Gallery features hand-made, one-of- a-kind original works created by local artists.

Sincerely Yours gift boutique features personalized gifts, including handbags, jewelry, and home accessories.

SHOPS IN LEXINGTON CENTER

Old Kentucky Chocolates is known for its bourbon candy, Derby Mints, and more.

Kentucky Korner sells University of Kentucky clothing and merchandise.

Your Frame of Mind Galleries offers a large selections of art, sculptures, gifts, and accessories.

Urban Outfitters is a retail store with women’s clothing, men’s clothing, and accessories.

OTHER Shopping LOCATIONS

L.V. Harkness & Co. offers couture gifts and tableware, including china, porcelain, silver, leather, and crystal.

Heritage Antiques sell fine antiques and furnishing from their unique location- a former downtown church.

LOCAL TOURISM

VisitLEX, Lexington's Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lexington Visitor Planning Guide
Lexington's Culinary Guide "Beyond Grits"
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Waveland State Historic Site
Hopemont, the Hunt-Morgan House