Indy 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.


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

With 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.

After 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

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

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

Spacious and airy Civic Plaza, cutting-edge security procedures, and local food options push Indianapolis International Airport to the top of Condé Nast Traveler's list of top U.S. airports for the fourth year.

USA Today

USA Today Names Indy #1 Convention City

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.

Cities to Watch

36 Hours in Indianapolis

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.

Travel + Leisure

Indy a Hot Travel Destination

Noting a burgeoning food scene, craft distilleries, and boutique hotel growth, Travel + Leisure cited Indy as a city poised to be the country's next big travel destination.

Conde Nast

Indy's Food Scene Catches the Attention of Condé Nast Traveler

When identifying the "30+ Best Places to Visit This Summer," it was Indy's up-and-coming food scene that caught the attention of editors. Standouts like Milktooth, Marrow, and Black Market got callouts for the work of their young chefs that are drawing national attention for their innovative menus.

Cities to Watch

Indy One of Six Cities to Watch in 2017

Bluebeard, Milktooth, Rook and Thunderbird headline a food scene that the editors of Travel & Leisure cite as a primary reason for the elevating national reputation of Indianapolis.

JW Marriott Conde Nast

Indy's Largest Hotel Stands Out in the Midwest

With 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.

Bicycling Magazine

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

Completion 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.

Stadium Journey

Lucas Oil Stadium Recognized for Outstanding Fan Experience

A 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 Becoming the Silicon Valley of the Midwest — Governing

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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