Media Accolades

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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.

Frommer's Explains Why Indy's Bicentennial is Worth a Visit

Frommer's Reasons to Visit Indy

From the opening of the Bottleworks District to the restoration of the Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indy's 200th birthday is reason to celebrate many new milestones.

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

Parents MagazineHands-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 Parents.

Food & Wine Expects Big Things from Indy's Restaurants

Food & Wine at Beholder

While eating their way across America, Food & Wine stopped in Indy to experience Beholder. The new restaurant from acclaimed chef Jonathan Brooks introduced editors to a new side of the city.

Forbes Uplifts Indiana as a Top U.S. Travel Destination in 2020


Indy's cultural attractions, from Newfields to The Children's Museum to the Madam Walker Theatre Center, landed Indiana on the coveted list of top U.S. travel destinations according to Forbes.

Curbed Uncovers One of America's Hottest AirBnB Cities


Explosive growth in short-term rentals was a surprise for editors at Curbed so they dug in to explain why Indy is an outlier when compared with other cities across the country.

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.

Livability Outlines Why Indy is an Ideal City to Call Home

Livability Names Indy a Great Place to Live

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a thriving sports scene, and top-notch restaurants and breweries were all reasons cited by Livability to consider a move to Indiana's capital city.

Bloomberg Outlines Tasty Reasons to Race into Indy Restaurants

Bloomberg on the Fast Track

Taking note of trail development and growth in corporate expansions, Bloomberg realized that Indy has a fertile dining scene with restauranteurs like Neil Brown and Martha Hoover setting the pace.

Indy Airport Named Best in North America According to J.D. Power

J.D. Power - Best Airport in North America

For the second time in four years, IND was chosen as best medium-sized airport after feedback from millions of worldwide customers lauded its terminal facilities for cleanliness, comfort, atmosphere, signs, and Wi-Fi.

Forbes Calls Indy "America's Most Underrated City"


In explaining the appeal of Indianapolis, Forbes pointed to sports, food and drink, value, steak, golf, and unique attractions as just a few of the reasons why the city punches well above its weight class.

Travel + Leisure Labels Indy One of America's Favorite Places

Travel + LeisureWith affordable prices and a friendly, accessible vibe, no suprise Indy ranked among one of America's Favorite Places with Travel + Leisure readers. 

Food & Wine Names Indy One of America's Favorite Food Cities

Food & Wine

Readers agreed that the city's friendly people, variety of things to see and do, and abundance of great places to eat make Indy a great choice for visiting and living.

IND Named Best in America (Again)

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 seventh 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.

36 Hours in Indianapolis

New York Times

The New York Times explored Indy and discovered towering monuments, craft distilleries, and sizzling chefs in a progressive downtown that positions the city as much more than The Racing Capitol of the World.

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.