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 — one of the nation’s major north-south interstates — as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of its most beautiful.

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 and Natural Bridge
  • 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

Restaurants

  • Southern Inn — Contemporary and classic dishes with an emphasis on local food and beverages.
  • Blue Sky Café — Soups, sandwiches, with lots of vegan options
  • Salerno Wood Fired Pizza & Taphouse
  • Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen
  • Napa Thai
  • Cocoa Mill Chocolatier
  • Foothill Momma’s BBQ — No-frills joint for great BBQ

Check out an area dining guide for more ideas.

Shopping

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