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.

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.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Name Indy One of the Nation's Best Big Cities

Conde Nast - Big City

Condé Nast Traveler readers point to Indy's continuing cred as a booming foodie scene as the number one reason its star is on the rise.

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.

Indy Makes OUT Magazine's Wish List of Places to Visit in 2018

Out MagazineWith the highest circulation of any LGBTQ monthly, OUT is an authority on fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle which now calls Indy a true cultural contender. Commending daring new design projects, a high quality of life, and low rents, OUT puts the city in its top 9 for 2018.

Midwest Hotspot


Indy is one of only two US cities named atop Airbnb’s list of hottest destinations around the world. Who’s looking for a getaway?.

Zagat Calls Indy One of the Most Exciting Food Cities

ZagatAfter visiting dining destinations across America, Zagat recognized Indy's culinary innovation, awards, nationally-known restaurants, and new openings in 2017, making it one of their 30 top picks.

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 & WineReaders 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)

AirportSpacious 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 TodayWhen 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 TimesThe 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.

Indy's Largest Hotel Stands Out in the Midwest

JW MarriottWith a unique offering of five hotels and multiple price points capped by a prime location across the street from both White River State Park and the Indiana Convention Center, the JW Marriott stood above the competition to take top honors among hotels in the Midwest.

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.

Lucas Oil Stadium Recognized for Outstanding Fan Experience

Stadium JourneyA prime location in the heart of downtown Indy has drawn recognition to Lucas Oil Stadium not only for what happens in the stadium, but the fan experience surrounding the stadium. Stadium Journey cites pre-game activities on downtown streets and, specifically, nearby Georgia Street for making game day in Indy the best in the NFL.

Indy Making Headlines:

Indianapolis is a Culinary Force to be Reckoned With — Tasting Table

America's Best City for Renters 2017 —

52 Places to Go in 2014 — New York Times

10 Best Cities for Families to Visit — Travel + Leisure

7 Walkable Cities, Indy #1 — Rejuvenate Magazine

Cultural Trail recognized as the Biggest and Boldest Step by Any American City — Project for Public Spaces

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Voted Best Museum for Families — USA Today


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