Hoosier Hospitality is something for which Indianapolis is proud to be known, and a visit will show you why. It's a friendly, safe city with great arts and museums, exciting and creative restaurants, and a lively music and nightlife scene.
DAY 1: THE HEART OF THE CITY
Start the day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which offers works ranging from Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper to African and Ancient American art, not to mention a mini golf course.
Then it's time to explore the Cultural Trail, an eight-mile walking and biking trail (the Indiana Pacers Bike Share is $8 a day) that connects all six of the city's cultural districts while passing by many public art projects.
Head over to Spoke & Steele for an amazing dinner featuring locally sourced cuisine, spirits, and craft beers, as well as house-made cocktails aged in five- to 10-gallon barrels.
DAY 2: TRACK DAY
You can't visit Indianapolis without paying homage at the Brickyard, aka the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500. Start the day at Victory Laps, which offers a ride in a specially stretched two-seat Indycar or a NASCAR vehicle for just $60.
While you're at the track, visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum's incredible collection of antique race cars and memorabilia dating to 1911.
Head over to the Fountain Square district where the entertainment options range from music venues to duckpin bowling and burlesque theater.
DAY 3: PARK AND ART
Start your day with breakfast on Monument Circle in the heart of Downtown, and (Friday through Sunday) take the elevator to the 285-foot Soldiers & Sailors Monument's observation deck.
You're on the edge of the 250-acre White River State Park, so stroll down the Central Canal and visit the NCAA Hall of Champions or one of the many museums located in the park.
End the day in the Mass Ave Arts District's many galleries, shops, and nightlife establishments.