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Irish Acres – Putting on The Glitz

Irish Acres Antiques Gallery is located in the middle of the rolling hills of Central Kentucky. Open the doors of this restored schoolhouse and you’re transported to another world. A world where opulent antiques fill every corner and cover every surface. Antique light fixtures drip with crystals and light bounces and sparkles in each room. Welcome to Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques. Book lunch at The Glitz to make your visit even more special. “This post contains affiliate links. By...

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The Best Ice Cream in Lexington, KY – 7 Delicious Scoops

Looking for the best ice cream in Lexington, KY? Look no further, I’ve done the hard work and found the best ice cream shops in Lexington. My love for ice cream is serious. Like last meal serious. I love it and seek it out whenever I travel and have had some amazing ice cream in places like Nice, Toronto, Naples, and New York. While I won’t turn my nose up at a chain, I try and seek out local ice...

Looking for Adventure? Kentucky’s Red River Gorge is Awesome

Did you know there is a canyon system in Kentucky? Red River Gorge is a canyon system located about an hour east of Lexington and offers adventure for everyone. Designated a National Natural Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s an area of incredible beauty that makes a perfect weekend getaway. Popular with rock climbers, hikers, and campers, the Red River Gorge (or RRG as it’s known) is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast. For those of...

Best Places to Shop in Lexington – A Local’s Guide!

Shopping in Lexington runs the gamut from large shopping centers to locally owned boutiques. When I travel, I like to shop at places I can’t at home and generally shop til I drop at local stores. Read on for some of the best places to shop in Lexington. Shopping in Downtown Lexington Staying at a hotel in downtown Lexington? Or do you have some extra time before an event at Rupp Arena? You’ll find places to shop in downtown Lexington....

25 Best Places to See Fall Colors In Kentucky

Kentucky is beautiful year round, but definitely during the fall months. Here is a list of more than 25 best places to see fall colors in Kentucky. From all areas of the state you can see dramatic colors as the trees change. Actitivies to see changing leaves in Kentucky range from simply driving our beautiful country roads to rock climbing and everything in between Best Places to See Fall Colors in KY Kentucky’s landscapes range from gorgeous farms in the...

10 of the Best Restaurants in Louisville

Looking for the best restaurants in Louisville? With its growing reputation as a foodie city, there are plenty of restaurants to try meeting all tastes and budgets. Living in nearby Lexington, with a daughter that lives in Louisville, means I am in this waterfront city often. The restaurant scene here ranges from high-end to ethnic to local favorites. And the local favorites are where I try and dine in any city. Of the many restaurants in Louisville that I’ve tried,...

A Local’s Guide to the Best Things to Do in Lexington

Coming to Lexington, Kentucky? First, let me say congratulations on getting to visit this beautiful city! Lexington is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. But I may be a bit biased as I am a born and bred Lexingtonian. And as a local, I can assure you that there is so much to see and do in our fair city. Read on for my complete guide of what to do in Lexington. Best Time To Visit...

5 More Gotta Try Local Restaurants in Lexington

Coming to Lexington? We have an incredible variety of locally-owned restaurants in our beautiful city. I shared some of my favorite local restaurants in Lexington earlier. Now I’m back to share more! These five gotta try local restaurants are some of the best restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky. They feature local favorites, BBQ, Italian cuisine with a Kentucky spin, and the best place to eat with a hangover. Winchell’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Winchell’s is unique in that it definitely has...

How to Be a Hometown Tourist – Staycation Ideas

There’s no place like home. And local travel is the best way to realize how special your hometown is. Think you’ve done everything there is to do in your city? I bet you haven’t even scratched the surface! I’ve lived in the same place my entire life and am constantly amazed at how many activities there are in my town. Here are tips on how to explore locally and be a hometown tourist. For me, travel is not only about...

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Best Bakeries in Lexington, Kentucky

Ready to take a trip around the world without leaving Lexington, Kentucky?  Our diverse group of bakeries features treats from France, Italy, the Middle East and more!  I love bakeries and here are some of the best bakeries in Lexington. Sunrise Bakery July 2021 Update Sadly, Sunrise Bakery has decided to close the retail portion of its business. They will continue to provide their delicious bread to local restaurants. The owners have also indicated they may do pop-ups in the...