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GETTING THERE

US Airways offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Lexington, Ky., with mid-October fares currently starting at $305 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Gratz Park Inn

120 W. Second St..

800-752-4166

www.gratzparkinn.com

Beautifully restored 41-room historic property decorated with antiques. Rooms from $179.

The Lyndon House

507 N. Broadway

859-420-2683

www.lyndonhouse.com

Elegant B&B with congenial sitting areas, lovely gardens and home-cooked breakfasts. Five spacious rooms and suites with private baths from $169.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

Alfalfa

141 E. Main St.

859-253-0014

www.alfalfarestaurant.com

This locals’ favorite serves hoppin’ John, mushroom ragout with butternut squash polenta, and other dishes using fresh-picked ingredients from organic-minded growers. Entrees from $8.95.

The Village Idiot

307 W. Short St.

859-252-0099

www.lexingtonvillageidiot.com

New gastropub serving farm-to-table dishes. Its Wild Mushroom Sloppy Joe features shiitake, wood ear and cremini mushrooms braised in ale and smoked tomato ketchup. Entrees from $15.

Henry Clay’s Public House

112 N. Upper St.

859-368-7754

www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Libations include locally distilled spirits. Great local bands; no cover charge.

WHAT TO DO

Farmers markets

859-608-2655

www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Lexington has several weekly farmers markets, including Cheapside Park on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and South Broadway at Maxwell Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artists’ Attic

Victorian Square at Broadway and Main Street

859-254-5501

www.artists-attic.org

In this space shared by nearly two dozen Lexington-area artists, you can view local art and learn about the creators’ techniques. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free.

ArtsPlace

161 N. Mill St.

859-255-2951

www.lexarts.org

Built in 1904 as a YMCA, this handsome Beaux-Arts building now features a large, airy gallery of changing exhibitions as well as contra dance and music events.

Thriller Parade

859-254-9790

www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=1881

Oct. 28 (rain date Oct. 29). Performances and sideshow begin at 5 p.m. at Cheapside Park. Thriller Dance Showcase begins at 7 p.m. at the CenterPointe field stage off Main Street. Parade starts at 8:30 p.m. traveling from the Kentucky Theatre (214 E. Main St.) to Cheapside Park.

INFORMATION

www.visitlex.com

R.S.

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