Hiya friends! Happy Friday! Are you looking for a weekend getaway? Think about heading to Indianapolis, Indiana. Brad and I went to Indianapolis a couple of weekends ago to celebrate my birthday and it was so great. Indy is a little over 2 hours away from us so it was the perfect quick getaway. If you are looking for a getaway, you need to check out Indianapolis. Today’s post is a complete Indianapolis travel guide featuring attractions, restaurants, and more!
Indianapolis Travel Guide:
Where to Stay //
Indianapolis is home to so many hotels. When it comes to choosing which hotel to stay in, determine where you are going to spend most of your time. Since this was our first trip to Indianapolis, we knew we wanted to be in the middle of everything. Our decision was to stay at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel since it was located in the center of downtown on monument circle. This location was perfect because we were in a good walking distance to Lucas Oil Stadium, the mall, canal, and Massachusetts Avenue (where all the food is).
What to Do //
Indianapolis is a great city that has something for everything. There are so many things to see and do in Indianapolis ranging from museums, sporting attractions, and monuments. If museums are something you enjoy check out Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Historical Society, and the NCAA Hall of Fame. For the sports lover, check out Banker’s Field House and Lucas Oil Stadium. And if you are looking for someplace to take the kids, head to the Indianapolis Zoo. Lastly, walk the canal that runs through downtown. It’s absolutely beautiful and so peaceful.
Where to Eat //
If food is your thing, you’re in luck, Indianapolis has lots to choose from. Centered in downtown Indianapolis is the Circle Centre Mall which features 11 restaurants. Outside of the mall towards the stadiums (Lucas Oil and Bankers Field House) are an endless amount of restaurants and bars. Another location you must check out is Massachusetts Avenue. Mass Ave (as the locals call it) features a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The restaurants range from full meals to places you can order small plates to share with friends. Bakersfield is a great Mexican/Cantina inspired restaurant. They have the best fish and shrimp tacos. Brad and I also enjoyed The Livery and, of course, First Watch for breakfast.