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 Named to TIME's List of World's Greatest Places

TIME MagazineIndy is only one of 19 domestic destinations out of a roster of 100 hot spots to be names to Time Magazine's list of the "World's Greatest Places" list. The Bottleworks District's reimagining of a former art deco Coca-Cola Bottling Plant into a hotbed for food and fun caught their eye and secured Indianapolis a spot on this coveted list.

Indy Makes Condé Nast Traveler's and Travel+Leisure's Lists of Must Go Destinations for 2021

Conde Nast Traveler AND Travel + LeisureWhile 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.

Indy Named Top Beer City

USA Today Names Indy Top Five Beer CityYou've heard about the beer scene in city's like Grand Rapids, Ashville, and Denver. But, did you know Indy's own Sun King Brewery brought home more medals than any single brewery in the nation at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival? In total, Indiana breweries brought home ten medals. Indy's beer scene is thriving leading USA Today readers to vote Indy as a Top Five Beer City in the country. Start your journey with the Indy Craft Pass and check in at the breweries, distilleries, and wineries that put the city on the map.

Airbnb Names Top Destinations to Look Out For in 2021

AIRBNBAirbnb 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.”

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

Children's Museum USA TodayHands-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 USA Today.

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.

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.

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

IND named best by JD PowerFor 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.

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 eighth 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.

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.





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