Local Attractions

Local Attractions Around Lexington

Lexington, Virginia, offers the perfect combination of small-town charm, college-town culture, and beautiful mountain and agrarian views.

Two resident couples flanking entrance at Washington and Lee University

Kendal at Lexington is one mile from Main Street, Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute.

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, the community is close to cities with air and rail transportation options. Lexington sits near I-81, which means seamless connectivity to nearby urban centers and popular destinations. Additionally, we are privileged to be in close proximity to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, renowned for its awe-inspiring vistas and scenic drives.

Many Kendal residents are from the area. About half of the residents come elsewhere, including Northern Virginia, Vermont and California.

Places to Visit

Whether a lifelong resident or newcomer, the area offers something for everyone. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but the best recommendation is to come see for yourself!

Things to Do

Lexington and Rockbridge County are known for:

  • Culture and Community — Holidays celebrations, wineries & breweries, Lenfest Center and Limekiln theatre, university connections
  • Natural Beauty & Adventure — Blue Ridge Parkway. Natural Bridge State Park. Lake Robertson. Lexington Golf and Country Club.
  • History — Millers House, Marshall Museum, Lee Chapel
  • Bustling Main Street Shops and Dining — Cheese shop, outdoor gear, bike shop, cafes, Thai and Japanese food, fine dining and cocktails


Check out an area dining guide for more ideas.


Downtown Shops, Boutiques and Galleries
Locally owned shops for gifts, clothes and housewares

Lexington Farmers Market
Weekly market for wonderful home-grown and home-made wares, outdoors May through October, indoors the rest of the year.

Resident couple walking through downtown Lexington