From Southern Living: Every spring, equestrian enthusiasts head to Keeneland, a historic horse track just outside of Lexington, KY to warm up with the first races of the season. Many choose to stay in nearby Georgetown, a 20-minute drive north of the track to dine at the small town’s restaurants and browse through its art galleries. Plan your trip now, and look forward to a horse-filled weekend in early April.
Morning in Georgetown
Before heading to the races, start with coffee and a bagel at the Lock and Key Café Boutique. Housed in a former bank, the cafe also features local musicians and sells free trade art and crafts. Walk off breakfast with a self-guided tour of downtown (brochures are available almost everywhere), and admire centuries-old, meticulously preserved buildings and homes—some 300 of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.