Media Accolades

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.

Food & Wine Names Indy One of 11 Great U.S. Food Cities

Food & WineAccording to Food & Wine magazine the future of food is not being shaped by the coasts. On their list of emerging food cities there is a focus on the creativity and innovation happening in kitchens across the middle of the country. From Indy to Cincinatti to Omaha, Midwest kitchens are serving elevated culinary experiences.

Indy Makes Condé Nast Traveler's and Travel+Leisure's Lists of Must Go Destinations for 2021

Conde Nast Traveler AND Travel + LeisureWhile we didn't get to fulfill our travel wanderlust much in 2020, our desire to explore hasn't waned a bit. Condé Nast Traveler’s top editors scoured the globe and named Indy to their list of ‘Best Places to Go in 2021’ in order to perfectly fulfill our passion for travel. From the opening of the $300 million Bottleworks District to the U.S. debut of LUME at Newfields, Condé Nast Traveler knows best.

Travel+Leisure uplifted 50 U.S. destinations to check off on your 2021 travel bucket list. Indy was showcased for the revamped Madame Walker Theatre, the opening of arthouse cinema and brasserie Kan-Kan, and classic traditions like the Indy 500.

Indy Named Top Beer City

USA Today Names Indy Top Five Beer CityYou've heard about the beer scene in city's like Grand Rapids, Ashville, and Denver. But, did you know Indy's own Sun King Brewery brought home more medals than any single brewery in the nation at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival? In total, Indiana breweries brought home ten medals. Indy's beer scene is thriving leading USA Today readers to vote Indy as a Top Five Beer City in the country. Start your journey with the Indy Craft Pass and check in at the breweries, distilleries, and wineries that put the city on the map..

Parents Choose Indy's Museum as the Best in the Nation for Kids

Children's Museum USA TodayHands-on learning and an immense collection of artifacts, coupled with sheer scale, puts The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in the top spot for readers of USA Today.

Readers Digest Explains Why Indy is a Music City

Readers Digest

Noting the city's rich jazz heritage and venues ranging from the Chatterbox to the Hi-Fi and the Vogue, Reader's Digest encouraged readers to tune into Indy's music scene.


IND Named Best in America for a Straight Decade

Airports Council International

Spacious and airy Civic Plaza, cutting-edge security procedures, and local food options have solidified Indianapolis International Airport's top spot on Airport Council International's list of top North American airports for a stunning tenth year in a row.

USA Today Names Indy #1 Convention City

USA Today

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.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail Draws Attention to Indy as a Top U.S. Biking City

Bicycling MagazineCompletion 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.