3 One-Tank Day Trips From Lexington That Don’t Require a Stop at the Gas Station – Lexington, KY

Did you know that the 2015 Hyundai Veloster gets about 27/36 MPG on a 13.2-gallon capacity tank? I didn’t either, until I was challenged by the good folks at Glenn Hyundai to see how many one-tank day trips from Lexington I could come up with. Never one to shy away from a good challenge that involves an awesome car and a fun trip, I gladly took this one on! Doing the math, I had about a 400 mile range (200 up, 200 back) give or take and I was not at a loss for fun destinations!  I couldn’t wait to try out the 138-horsepower 1.6-liter GDI DOHC D-CVVT four-cylinder engine, so I whittled down the choices to these stunning destinations to see in a Veloster:

Mammoth Cave National Park

This gorgeous park is 127.7 miles away from Lexington, but feels like a whole other world when you get there. With natural beauty all around and the most extensive cave system on Earth – more than 350 miles of passageways mapped – it’s a good thing it will only take you two hours to get there! You can spend a whole day exploring and swear it was just a blink of an eye.

National Corvette Museum

Just 148.1 miles from Lexington, they won’t look askance at you for showing up in a Hyundai. It’s clear you have good taste in cars, so why would they?! With some of the most flamboyant architecture to be seen in all of Kentucky, it’s worth the drive just to see the exterior.

Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Much closer at only 58 miles from Lexington, the Red River Gorge sits nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest. This wonderland features rock shelters, caves, waterfalls, mountain pools and some 100 natural arches. Though it was far less than a tank to get there and back, I picked this one because of the time needed to hike around and see even a fraction of the natural beauty. The lines of the 2015 Veloster are beautiful in their own right, and what a perfect compliment to the majesty that surrounds you the closer you get to this haven.


If you haven’t ridden in the 2015 Veloster, stop by Glenn Hyundai today and take a test drive. These three places are just the tip of the iceberg, you’d be able to plan a trip every weekend and still not see everything in the year!