THINGS EVERY CONNOISSEUR SHOULD DO IN INDY

You enjoy the finer things in life. Well-versed in food, wine, and the arts, you can speak the language of luxury. Your friends are always calling you for recommendations on where to stay, what to eat, and which shows to see.

Sophisticated and worldly, you’re a seasoned traveler, a Bon Vivant who has mastered the art of living well.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art
A Campus of Extraordinary Art, History and Beauty

  • See the original LOVE sculpture created by Robert Indiana
  • Take a docent-led tour for a fascinating look into the history of the Lilly House, with special anecdotes about the holiday season
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Famous Hoosier Icons at the Indiana Historical Society
Indiana celebs in art, music, and entertainment

  • Hoosier native Cole Porter was the king of Broadway in the 40s and 50s and composed many American classic musicals.  Step into the Cole Porter Room and listen to his many hits
  • What do John Wooden, James Dean, and Ryan White have in common? Two things – they were all born in Indiana, and they all have their stories told in books at the Basile History Market
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Conrad Indianapolis
Accommodations for the discerning guest

Perks of this hotel:

  • Home of the Long-Sharp Gallery showcasing the work of Picasso, Dali, Warhol, and Miro
  • Named a “Top U.S. Hotel” by Conde Nast Traveler for five years running
  • Previous guests include Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, and Jimmy Fallon

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Gondola Rides on the Central Canal
Transport from Indy to Italy

  • Serene, enchanting, romantic, picturesque, relaxing all describe gliding down Indy’s Central Canal in an authentic Italian gondola
  • Be lulled by lovely serenades, including O Sole Mio
  • Arrange for a picnic basket, wine, cheese, and other delights for your leisurely ride
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Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
An Unexpected Art Experience

  • Stunning collection of art and artifacts depicting the culture, history and experiences of Native Americans and the American West
  • Explore the fascinating stories of dogs in Native American cultures and the West at Dogs: Faithful and True
  • Extend your day after visiting the Eiteljorg Museum by enjoying other White River State Park attractions
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Brunch in Indy
A Tasty Start to Any Day

From locally roasted coffee, to red velvet pancakes, to boozy breakfast cocktails, we know brunch is an important part of every quality weekend. Follow along as we share our favorite spots – including some knock-your-socks-off cinnamon toast.

OUR GUIDE TO BRUNCH IN INDY

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James Beard Recognized Food Scene
Five Semi-Finalists in 2016

  • Brunch at Milktooth to taste chef Jonathan Brook’s raclette grilled cheese and their legendary espresso bar
  • Lunch at Cerulean to try “rising star” semi-finalist Alan Sternberg’s creative spin on a panko chicken bento box
  • Dine for a cause at Martha Hoover’s Public Greens, which donates all of its profits to help feed kids suffering food insecurity
  • Round out your getaway with other culinary hotspots Bluebeard and Recess
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Polina's Guide to Fashion
Indy Fashionista and Photographer

From hidden gem shopping spots to must-buy souvenirs, learn where to experience Indy’s up-and-coming style scene from the city’s first woman of fashion.

INDY LIKE A LOCAL: POLINA OSHEROV

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Wine Down
From a full-scale urban winery to luxury tasting rooms

  • Located in the Conrad Indianapolis, Tastings – A Wine Experience has an expert sommelier on hand to share the wines’ stories and to advise your selection
  • Named one of Yahoo! Travels Top 10 Urban Wineries and located six blocks from Monument Circle, take a tour at Easley Winery
  • Enjoy a free wine tasting at Mass Ave Wine every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
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Indulge your sweet tooth
Cake, Cookies, Truffles & More

  • Try the Earls Court Chocolate Cake by Cake Bake Shop – it’s been served to Jim Carrey, Elton John, Zac Brown Band, and Food Network’s Marc Summers
  • Step onto Mass Ave, Indy’s premier shopping and dining district, to select an assortment of hand-dipped truffles from Best Chocolate in Town
  • Taste the French macarons at the SoBro Gallery Pastry Shop
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The Center for the Performing Arts
A Magnificent New Arts Complex

  • The Center is actually three venues in one, offering concerts, theatre, dance, and more
  • Serving as Artistic Director and a frequent performer, Michael Feinstein is a five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook”
  • The Center music schedule is eclectic, including this summer Paul Anka, Bruce Hornsby and the Gaither Vocal Band
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Craft Cocktails in Indy
Mixologists Crafting the Perfect Cocktail

Sloe Gin Fizz? Blanche Devereaux? French 75? Craft cocktails come in many forms and with many interesting names. The flavors being blended in Indy's craft cocktail bars by top-shelf mixologists offer a tasting adventure.

CRAFT COCKTAIL GUIDE

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Studio 2000
Pampering supreme

  • Full-service salon and spa overlooking Monument Circle
  • Located in an historic art deco building with details you’ll appreciate
  • Trusted stylist of Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti’s legendary locks

TOP TEN PLACES FOR PAMPERING






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