With so many facets of Indy to explore, we’re celebrating a whole week of all things “the Circle City.” May 7-13 is National Travel & Tourism Week, where destinations around the country are applauding how the travel industry is moving forward. Experience the moment for yourself and be inspired with these six reasons to visit Indy.

1. Unmatched Hospitality 

Did you know, there are over 85,000 hospitality workers in the city who work to make Indianapolis a top place to visit. Every spring, Visit Indy honors non-managerial hospitality employees or volunteers who provide excellent customer service. On May 11, Visit Indy will announce the winners of the 32nd Annual ROSE Awards. Follow along on social media to meet the faces of #LoveIndy tourism. 

2. A New Brew to Celebrate the City

Indy Pale Ale

As Visit Indy commemorates 100 years of tourism in the city, Sun King Brewing concocted a special signature beer: Indy Pale Ale. Available starting May 8 at your go-to Sun King location, the brew is ready to help you celebrate the city with a classic #LoveIndy design and a bright flavor. 

3. Grab your new Indy gear

To celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, The Shop Indy is offering the iconic INDY t-shirts for only $15 in 5 different colors beginning Monday. A portion of these proceeds will go back to local nonprofit Second Helpings as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Second Helpings works to reclaim food within the walls of the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and several downtown hotels before repurposing it and serving it to the city’s less fortunate. The sale begins May 8 at TheShopIndy.com.

4. Celebrate 100 Years of Indy Tourism 

In 1923, Visit Indy was started as part of the Indy Chamber. Now, 100 years later, we're celebrating our wins, including hosting countless large-scale events like the Super Bowl, five convention center expansions, and a world-class destination for both leisure and convention visitors. Read about Indy's history and how were are traveling forward this #NTTW23 in the recent coverage in Meetings Today.

5. Cheering on the month of May

Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayMay is here, just in time for National Travel & Tourism Week! Get ready for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing with our guide to all events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And celebrate even further this Memorial Day Weekend with the 107th Running of the Indy 500. Follow along with the season with the new docuseries 100 Days to Indy from The CW and Vice.


This National Travel & Tourism Week, start prepping for your summer staycations with some of the city’s most prolific hotel properties. Get swept up in the stunning art and gorgeous cocktail bar at The Alexander, experience a luxurious stay at the Conrad Indy, or take a turn on the retro side with Bottleworks Hotel, housed in the refurbished Coca-Cola bottling plant. Plan your stay here.