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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Newfields

A Campus of Extraordinary Art, History and Beauty

Why you should visit:

  • Home of the original Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture and the nation’s largest single-day art fair, Penrod
  • 26-acres of gardens designed by Percival Gallagher
  • Tour the Lilly House, an American Country Place Era estate that was home to J.K. Lilly Jr., the late Indianapolis businessman, collector and philanthropist
  • 10th-largest encyclopedic art museum in the country
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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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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
  • 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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A Night with The Cabaret

A Speakeasy Experience

  • Transport through time and sip your favorite cocktail in an intimate setting
  • Experience top name musical theater actors, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees 
  • Performances take place in the historic Indiana Landmarks Center
 
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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
  • 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 Goose the Market
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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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Top 25 Local Restaurants

Locals Voted for Their Favorites

Dine your way through Indy, checking off our top 25 restaurants, as voted by Indy locals. From fancy steakhouses to drive-in diners and ethnic eateries, here’s where you’ll find unique dishes only found here. 

TOP 25 LOCAL RESTAURANTS GUIDE

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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

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