I’m really excited to interview Audra Meighan, author of 100 Things to Do in Lexington Before You Die, about Lexington, Kentucky. Audra’s tips for the best things to do in Lexington are awesome because she grew up nearby and married a Lexington native. She lives Downtown and literally wrote the book about the city’s best attractions, restaurants, and other things to do.
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Lexington is known for horse farms and thoroughbred racetracks like Keeneland. The city likes to call itself the Horse Capital of the World. Visitors looking for horse racing should plan their trip in April or October. Coincidentally, those months offer mild temperatures and beautiful foliage all over town. Festivals and annual attractions include Railbird, Woodland Art Fair, Thursday Night Live, and LexArts Hop.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Lex, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. For additional deals and entertainment & dining resources, check out the Xooker app and free local publications like Tops in Lex, Ace Weekly, Southsider, and Tadoo.
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Getting around Lexington
The local airport is Blue Grass Airport (LEX), which is only about a 15-minute drive to downtown Lexington.
Audra says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. It is very walkable and bikeable. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. You can also rent scooters as well.
If you need to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz. When renting a car, parking downtown is free after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
There’s also a shuttle that takes visitors from downtown to Keeneland race track.
If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Audra Meighan about Lexington, Kentucky. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Lexington, Kentucky
- Green dots = best things to do in Lexington, Kentucky
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Lexington, Kentucky
Who is Audra Meighan?
Audra Meighan is a local real estate agent who knows Lexington inside and out. Because she grew up in a small town nearby and lives downtown, Audra knows all of the best spots in Lexington. She took this knowledge and wrote the book “100 Things To Do In Lexington Before You Die.” It is full of valuable information to read before your visit. In this podcast episode, we share just a sample of Audra’s local knowledge that you can find in her book.
Here are a few links for Audra:
- Audra Meighan real estate agent
- Author page at Reedy Press
- New book by Central Kentucky native Audra Meighan celebrates Lexington’s fun and quirky attractions
You can connect with Audra at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
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