Aside from being the “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington, Kentucky has so much more to offer. If this is the place you proudly call home, then skip the beach or the slopes this Spring and enjoy the sites just steps from your Lexington apartment. Here are five things to do during a staycation in Lexington, Kentucky this spring.

Comic convention crowd in a large room with different stations.Lexington Comic and Toy Convention

The Lexington Comic and Toy Convention has everything from DC comics to Japanese animation. Each day of the convention is has something new and exciting to offer. Also, there are some fairly famous celebrities making an appearance. So dress as your favorite character and enjoy all that the fictional world has to offer.

St. Patrick’s Day FestivalMan in green hat taking photos of a parade.

Spring Break isn’t complete without St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re Irish or not, the whole town comes together to enjoy live music, food, and a parade at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. There’s also a 5K race that you can participate in — and all of the proceeds go towards Lexington’s Habitat for Humanity. So you can have fun and help your community!

Three people drinking wine in a vineyard.Wine Barrel Tasting

Wine is always a plus, but add several different venues and a $20 price tag and it’ll be a staycation you won’t want to miss. The Wine Barrel Tasting event only happens once a year and helps pay for upkeep at Mcconnell Springs Park. So, get your keys and a designated driver and start hopping from vineyard to vineyard!

The Kentucky CastleThe Kentucky Castle with clouds and grass in the background.

If you love fairy tales, then The Kentucky Castle is the place to be. It’s full of vibrant decor and centuries-old-style architecture. It also hosts special events like murder mystery dinners, tea parties, and educational food classes. Go ahead and treat yourself this spring with dinner in a castle.

Two men jumping beside a basketball hoop.Rupp Arena

From professional bull riding to basketball to Mumford and Sons, the Rupp Arena has it all. If you’re finding yourself bored between wine tastings or murder mystery dinners, check out the arena’s spring events. You might find yourself laughing at a comedy show or cheering on your favorite monster truck. Plus, they sell nachos — who can say no to that?