Lexington, Kentucky, is a city that experiences all four seasons and each has its own charm.
Spring (March to May) is a particularly beautiful time to visit Lexington as the city comes alive with blooming flowers and greenery. The weather is generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures typically ranging from the mid-50s to mid-70s°F. Horse racing fans should note that Keeneland’s spring meet takes place in April.
Summer (June to August) can get quite hot and humid with temperatures often climbing into the high 80s°F or even into the 90s°F. However, it’s a good time to visit if you plan to enjoy outdoor activities and events.
Fall (September to November) in Lexington is marked by colorful fall foliage and cooler temperatures that generally range from the high 70s°F in September to the low 50s°F in November. The fall horse racing meet at Keeneland takes place in October and is a popular event.
Winter (December to February) tends to be cold with temperatures often dropping below freezing. Snowfall is common but not excessively heavy, typically averaging about 13 inches per season.
For the most comfortable weather and the added bonus of horse racing season, spring (particularly April) and fall (particularly October) are considered the best times to visit Lexington. However, the best time for you will depend on your personal preferences and what you plan to do during your visit. Be sure to check the current weather and event schedules before you go