Lexington, Kentucky has made a name for itself as the "Horse Capital of the World," but it's also home to some blue-ribbon bourbon. If you've been champing at the bit for a taste of authentic Kentucky, take off on this week's Escape to Four Points by Sheraton Lexington.
You and a guest will saddle up for an overnight stay in a Deluxe King Room and receive breakfast for two, a $45 dinner credit, a bourbon education class, and a Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport ($121). Rooms feature king-size Four Comfort beds and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.
Start your day on the right hoof with included breakfast for two in the hotel's Café, then learn about the region's signature whiskey at an included bourbon education class. Your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport will direct you to six famous distilleries—including Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, and Jim Beam—that put the Bluegrass State on the map. Tour all six, then mail in your completed passport to receive a Kentucky Bourbon Trail shirt.
If alcohol doesn't stir your fancy, the area's stable of historical and equine attractions will keep you interested. Downtown Lexington is packed with museums, galleries, and shops, including the Mary Todd Lincoln House.
Or, see magnificent creatures for yourself at the 1,229-acre Kentucky Horse Park, host of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. In addition to museums and events dedicated to horses, the park offers pony rides and more than three dozen breeds to see. Legendary Man o' War and his Triple Crown-winning offspring War Admiral—two of history's greatest racehorses—are interned at the park.
Your day will end with dinner at the Café, but the memories of this blue-blood Escape to Kentucky will last long after you cross the finish line.
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Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
A One-Night Stay for Two, Breakfast for Two, $45 Dinner Credit, Bourbon Education Class, and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Passport
- from $121