While 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.
Airbnb released their annual booking numbers, and once again, Indy shows up as a hot destination for the coming year. Airbnb notes that booking data is trending towards small to mid-size cities that have “access to immersive natural surroundings and wide open spaces.”
The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) recognized the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium for their leadership and excellence in air filtration. The Clean Air Award is given to facilities that have a clean indoor environment and were evaluated on sustainability, economic benefits, and innovation. Hospital-grade air filters that run daily were included in the Center’s $7 million in facility upgrades.
Out of over 100 convention centers that applied, 30 were recognized as being the best for trade shows and corporate events in North America. Centers were scored for facility and functionality, location and accommodations, service and execution, upgrades and expansions, and awards and industry participation.
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.
Hands-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.
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.
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.
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.
For the second consecutive year and for the third time in five 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.
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.
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.
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 eighth year in a row.
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.
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.