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.
The America's Favorite Places survey was a way for locals to share what their hometowns do best, and Indy residents love how visitors are so often surprised and impressed by the city's picturesque canal, top notch architecture, and affordable pricing. The numerous votes for Indy landed it at #7 on the list.
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.
For the fourth year in a row, the Indianapolis International Airport has landed in the premier spot as best airport in North America. This annual consumer survey consistently identifies IND’s ability to provide the best direct consumer experience, and with local restaurants, incredible art, short security lines, a on-site bee apiary, and the world’s largest airport-based solar farm, we couldn’t agree more.
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.
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 Capital of the World.
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.
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.
In identifying the country's 30 favorite big cities, Indy was cited for being affordable and an elite destination for both college and professional sports fans. They also called out museums like the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and the Long-Sharp Gallery in the lobby of the Conrad Indianapolis.