3 Days In...Indianapolis

Indianapolis is proud to be known for Hoosier Hospitality -- a visit here will show you why

Indy Canal Skyline

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.


10:00 AM                       
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.

1:00 PM                      
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.

8:00 PM                    
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.


10:00 AM                                        
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.

12:00 PM                             
While you're at the track, visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum's incredible collection of antique race cars and memorabilia dating to 1911.

8:00 PM                             
Head over to the Fountain Square district where the entertainment options range from music venues to duckpin bowling and burlesque theater.


9:00 AM                              
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.

12:00 PM                                                
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. 

4:00 PM                                          
End the day in the Mass Ave Arts District's many galleries, shops, and nightlife establishments.