Indy Media Accolades
National media are taking notice of Indianapolis as a hot destination for leisure travel, conventions, and meetings. Below is a taste of the buzz surrounding Indy.
Noting a burgeoning food scene, craft distilleries, and boutique hotel growth, Travel + Leisure cited Indy as a city poised to be the country's next big travel destination.
Indy's Food Scene Catches the Attention of Condé Nast Traveler
When identifying the "30+ Best Places to Visit This Summer," it was Indy's up-and-coming food scene that caught the attention of editors. Standouts like Milktooth, Marrow, and Black Market got callouts for the work of their young chefs that are drawing national attention for their innovative menus.
In identifying the country's 30 favorite big cities, Indy was cited for being affordable and an elite destination for both college and professional sports fans. They also called out museums like the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and the Long-Sharp Gallery in the lobby of the Conrad Indianapolis.
Spacious and airy Civic Plaza, cutting-edge security procedures, and local food options push Indianapolis International Airport to the top of Condé Nast Traveler's list of top U.S. airports for the third year.
While Jonathon Brooks and Milktooth have led Indy's charge to national attention, other standout restaurants like Bluebeard, Open Society, Pioneer, Marrow, and Nada rounded out the city's food scene and drove Zagat to name Indy one the country's hottest food cities.
When USA Today readers were asked to rank their Top 10 Convention Cities, it was Indy coming in at #1. With more hotel rooms (4,700) connected to the Indiana Convention Center than any city in the country, it isn't surprising that the ease of meeting in Indy pushed us to the top of the list.
With a unique offering of five hotels and multiple price points capped by a prime location across the street from both White River State Park and the Indiana Convention Center, the JW Marriott stood above the competition to take top honors among hotels in the Midwest.
Completion of the 8-mile, $63 million Indianapolis Cultural Trail has proven to be a boom to the city as private development has followed its path through the downtown core and adjoining neighborhoods. The trail, and the complementary Pacers Bike Share, pushed Indy up 25 spots on Bicycling magazine's annual list.
A prime location in the heart of downtown Indy has drawn recognition to Lucas Oil Stadium not only for what happens in the stadium, but the fan experience surrounding the stadium. Stadium Journey cites pre-game activities on downtown streets and, specifically, nearby Georgia Street for making game day in Indy the best in the NFL.
Indy Making Headlines:
Indianapolis is Becoming the Silicon Valley of the Midwest — Governing
America's Best City for Renters 2017 — Forbes
10 Best Cities for Families to Visit — Parents Magazine
Cultural Trail recognized as the Biggest and Boldest Step by Any American City — Project for Public Spaces
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Voted Best Museum for Families — USA Today