Hilton Lexington DowntownÂ
(Directly connected to the Forum venue by sky-bridges)
369 W Vine Street
Lexington, KYÂ 40507
AÂ block of roomsÂ is reserved for December 6th and 7th at the Hilton Lexington Downtown for the 2017 Forum at the special nightly rate of $109.Â The special room rate will be available until November 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
|Hotel Info||Distance to the venue|
|Hyatt Regency Lexington (UK rate $133)
401 West High Street
Lexington, KYÂ 40507
|Directly connected to the Forum venue|
|SpringHill Suites by Marriott
863 S. Broadway
Lexington, KYÂ 40504
|Holiday Inn Express (UK rate $109)
1000 Export Street
Lexington, KYÂ 40504
|The Campbell House
1375 South Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504
|Courtyard by Marriott
775 Newtown Ct
|Hampton Inn by Hilton (UK rate $109)
1953 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KYÂ 40503
|Marriott Griffin Gate
1800 Newtown Pike
1801 Newtown Pike
- Blue Grass Airport (LEX), 4000 Terminal Drive; Phone: (859) 425-3100, A medium sized regional airport which has service from all of the major American carriers and daily non-stop service to at least 13 cities. It deposits passengers directly adjacent to Keeneland Race Course and just a few miles from downtown. There is express bus service by LexTran, once per hour from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. All major brands of car rental agencies, and taxis and hotel shuttles are plentiful. International facilities including customs are available, but no carriers operate scheduled international flights; most passengers will go through customs in a connecting airport.
- Louisville (SDF) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG)Â are larger airports, each about 1.5 hours drive from Lexington.
Travellers usually access Lexington via one of the two major interstates that arc around the northern and eastern borders of the city.Â I-64Â runs from east to west, connecting Lexington with the largest city in Kentucky, Louisville the west.Â I-75Â runs north-south, connecting Lexington with Cincinnati and Knoxville respectively. Neither interstate penetrates into the city. For access to the far side of the city, use New Circle Road (State Route 4), a loop road of which 3/4 is highway-grade, or during non-peak hours you can just take an arterial road through downtown.
The Lexington area is also served by the Martha Layne CollinsÂ Bluegrass Parkway, starting near Versailles ending at I-65 in Elizabethtown, and the Bert T. CombsÂ Mountain Parkway, which starts just east of Lexington and provides access to the Appalachian region.
Lexingtonâ€™s roads form a wheel-and-spokes pattern:Â New Circle RoadÂ forms a circle around the inner city, and arterial roads radiate from downtown. New Circle Road, an early experiment in urban circumferential expressways, was first built before current zoning rules, so that about 1/4 of it is developed with commercial usage, while the rest is 55-mph freeway with on/off ramps. The radial roads are mostly named after the neighboring towns they lead to (e.g. Nicholasville, Richmond, Winchester, etc.), although as you approach downtown they take on a different name (e.g. Limestone, Main, etc.). Directions in Lexington will frequently start with â€œTake New Circle to ____ Road (one of the arterials), then turn north/southâ€¦â€
Man oâ€™ War BoulevardÂ forms a half-circle further outside from New Circle Road; however its lower speed limit and abundance of traffic lights make it less ideal for circling the city.
Safety and Road Conditions
For current road conditions call 511. Youâ€™ll hear information on Kentuckyâ€™s interstates, parkways, and major routes. You may also check road conditions at one of our Welcome Centers or highway rest areas.
If you should become involved in an accident, you should call the Kentucky State Police on their toll-free emergency line 800-222-5555.
Bus service is provided by Lextran, phone (859) 253-4636, which provides service from the downtown Transit Center to many parts of town and the airport. Buses run every 35 minutes during business hours, every 70 minutes Saturdays and Evenings, and every 60 minutes on Sundays. These unorthodox schedules were adopted not out of budget concerns, but because the previous â€œ30/60 minuteâ€ schedule didnâ€™t fit well with longer routes, and often led to buses being off schedule. Buses do not run after 11pm or before 5am (or 7am on weekends). Fare costs $1. If paying fare for a bus heading inbound / downtown, you can request a â€˜transferâ€™ and board a bus leaving the transit center for free. The COLT Trolley is Lexingtonâ€™s free downtown circulator service, operated by Lextran. Two routes serve downtown Lexington and connect the University of Kentucky.
Downtown Lexington is compact and easily navigated by foot or bicycle, but the most typical way to get around is by car. Free trolleys operate mid-day on major downtown thoroughfares. Cars can be rented at the airport or at several locations in the city. Taxis should be called in advance as they are not easily hailed on the street. There is a taxi stand in front of the airport. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. a taxi stand operates at the corner of Main and Upper Streets, next to the old courthouse.