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Things to do in Berea

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Start here to see hundreds of Kentucky artist’s amazing creations, then go on into Berea to find more treasures and see local craftsmen at work. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“About 30 min away but unique place that is wildly popular with locals in the middle of historic Berea. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“Less than 30 min away, easy to find and memory making views. Voted best hiking in Kentucky! Stop by Papleno's on your way home.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great breakfast, lunches and dinners served in the historic hotel. Sometimes reservations are needed, but depending on the time of year, usually okay to get into! Sunday's they also have a delicious brunch . You can also enjoy a drink on the patio if you wish to sit back and relax! If you go, be sure to try the spoonbread (with butter and honey if you're unsure) a traditional southern dish!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Located on Boone Square in the center of town. We usually stop in for a hot drink or a cold drink depending on the season! In a great location for a walk around town. They also have a sandwich menu and some bakery items.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Noodle House with Thai family recipes. A percentage of proceeds one day each month for a 12-month period and ALL tips are donated to a non-profit. One of our Berea favorites.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Grocery and Cafe. The Berea College Farm is one of the oldest continuously operating student educational farms in the United States. It raises a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, grains, beans, mushrooms, honey, pork, beef, chicken, goat, fish and more – all produced by students gaining hands-on farming experience while working their way through college. Much of the cropland is USDA certified organic and the Farm maintains animal-welfare certifications on several of the livestock enterprises. Your purchases at the Farm Store support sustainable agriculture education for students with strong academic potential and financial need.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“Just 1/3 an hour from here. And you'll want to go to Berea anyway to shop and see the local artists at work.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Another one of our Berea favorites. A variety of fresh bagels and other tasty dishes made fresh daily.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Craving something sweet, made-from-scratch fudge and hand-dipped ice cream offers locals and visitors alike a quiet spot to stop and grab a savory sweet chunk or dip of pure sweetness.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Health
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic restaurant & hotel in Berea, Ky. Excellent, fancy restaurant. A 45 minute drive from Lexington.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“This old log house is home to thousands of craft items both decorative and functional made by Berea College students and other local crafters. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“About 30 min away but unique place that is wildly popular with locals in the middle of historic Berea. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Noodle House with Thai family recipes. A percentage of proceeds one day each month for a 12-month period and ALL tips are donated to a non-profit. One of our Berea favorites.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic restaurant & hotel in Berea, Ky. Excellent, fancy restaurant. A 45 minute drive from Lexington.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Locally known as Mexican Hardees since it's in a former Hardees location. Typical Mexican restaurant.”
  • 1 local recommends

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