Lexington is a town rich in the history of horse racing and the Old South. Many historic homes and tourism opportunities present great weekend trips out into the country. Horse races allow for a reason to get dressed-up and spend a day at the track. As home to several other universities, Lexington also provides various other colleges for students to mingle with. Lexington is a fairly traditional city with down-home values and the mentality of a much smaller town.
Possibly the best part of Lexington is that it is so close to Cincinnati, Louisville, and several state parks. Students get the best of both worlds-city living and enough outdoor adventures allow students to get away from the exhaust of cars and stress of schoolwork. If you choose to stay in town on the weekends, prepare to be alone as many students live close enough to the University to go home every weekend. Most are friendly enough, though, that they might just offer to take you home to meet their family. How's that for Southern hospitality?