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Seven Reasons to Visit Indy this National Travel & Tourism Week

MAY 2, 2021

From our craft beer scene, literary legends, and an expansive network of parks and trails, there are so many reasons to add Indy to your list of upcoming trips. With so many facets of Indy to explore, we’re celebrating a whole week of all things “the Circle City.” This week is National Travel & Tourism Week, where destinations around the country are applauding the Power of Tourism. Experience the moment for yourself and be inspired with these seven reasons to visit Indy.

1. The Indy Attraction Pass 

One of the best ways to see all of Indy is through the Indy Attraction Pass. With one low rate, you can visit up to eight of Indy’s cultural attractions and museums during either a 1-day or 3-day period. Many of these local attractions, including the Indianapolis Zoo, the Indiana Historical Society, and Eiteljorg Museum, are located in the picturesque White River State Park, meaning you have a collection of delightful stops within walking distance.

2. The Indy Craft Pass

Craft beer fan? Local explorer? You’ll be set with the Indy Craft Pass. See how many of Indy’s craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries you’ve been to, and add some more to your list with the Indy Craft Pass. Check in when you arrive to a new location, and after eight stops, you’ll be eligible for a free Indy Craft Pass t-shirt!

3. Try a New Restaurant

Explore Indy’s vibrant and diverse culinary scene during your next visit to the Circle City! Rediscover some of your old favorites, such as St. Elmo and Bluebeard, for a memorable experience. Or check out the newly opened The Garage at Bottleworks or at Gallery Pastry Shop.

4. Explore Bookmark Indy

Discover the places that inspired Indy's writing community with Indiana Humanities’ Bookmark Indy! See the neighborhoods and get a new view of the city through the eyes of authors like Adrian Matejka, Mari Evans, Kurt Vonnegut, and more. With year-round events like projection shows, scavenger hunts, opportunities to create public art, and plenty of pop-ups, there is always something to learn with Bookmark Indy.

5. Celebrate the Month of May 

May is here! Get ready for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing with the 500 Festival’s collection of virtual experiences. And celebrate even further this Memorial Day Weekend with the 105th Running of the Indy 500!

6. Make It a Staycation

Make your next trip to Indy a staycation 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.

7. Get Outside This Summer

Welcome the warm weather with Indy collections of parks and trails! When fresh air is calling your name, Indy is here to deliver. From hiking to biking to ziplining, to some of the best views of city, you can make a whole trip to Indy to explore our outdoor scene.