THINGS EVERY URBAN ADVENTURER SHOULD DO IN INDY

With friends old and new, you’ve traveled by foot, bike, and train to see the world. Yelp is your guidebook and Instagram your photo album. You’ve stayed in AirBnB’s and Airstreams – and everything in between. You value knowledge, free WiFi, and authentic experiences above all, eating where the locals eat and shopping where they shop.

Backpack in tow and smartphone in hand, you’re an urban adventurer.

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White River State Park
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White River State Park

Nation's Largest Urban State Park

Bottleworks District
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Bottleworks District

Art Deco Restoration

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Mass Ave
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Mass Ave

Trendy, Artsy, Local

  • During the day, shop at homegrown stores like Silver in the City or the nation’s oldest shoe store, Stouts.
  • At night, hit the bar scene at the Chatterbox or Union 50, satisfy your palette at The Eagle, and enjoy the atmosphere of a busting neighborhood.
Fountain Square
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Fountain Square

A Hip and Historic Neighborhood

Ride the Cultural Trail
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Ride the Cultural Trail

Connecting Downtown Neighborhoods

  • The Trail is eight miles long, consisting of biking and walk/run paths that lead to downtown’s unique neighborhoods and connecting to the popular Monon Trail.
  • Named the biggest and boldest step by any American city by People for Public Spaces, the trail showcases $2 million of public art, such as Anne Dancing and Poet’s Place.
Getting Around
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Getting Around

Alternative Transportation

  • Pacers Bikeshare: With 250 bike and 25 stations, getting around downtown is easy. Day passes are $8 and include unlimited 30-minute rides for 24-hours.
  • IndyGo: Indy's offocial public transportaion offers 30+ fixed routes, including the Red Line rapid transit line between downtown and Broad Ripple.
Indy Coffeehouses
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Indy Coffeehouses

Stay Energized All Day Long

Get your caffeine buzz at one of our local coffeehouses. Sitting down over a cup of java at Calvin Fletcher's, Provider, or Bovaconti is an ideal way to discover neighborhoods and intersect with local culture.

GUIDE TO INDY COFFEEHOUSES

Breweries & Distilleries
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Breweries & Distilleries

Local Flavors, Please.

  • Taste your way through Indy's best beers, spirits, and wines while earning rewards with the Indy Craft Pass.
  • Tour Indy’s craft breweries with the Indy Brew Bus or make a reservation on the Handlebar to enjoy a beverage (or two, or three) while pedaling with friends.

GUIDE TO INDY BREWERIES

Central Library
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Central Library

Best of New and Old Come Together

  • Breathtaking view of the American Legion Mall from the fifth floor.
  • Named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States by Mental Floss.
  • Major addition married a modern structure with original neoclassical building.
Public Greens
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Public Greens

Eat For a Cause

  • With locations in Broad Ripple, the Fashion Mall, and Cummins downtown, Public Greens and dedicates 100% of its profits to feeding at-risk children.
  • Remarkable value for a farm-fresh menu, legendary local restauranteur Martha Hoover uses organic and locally sourced products.
Outdoor Exploration
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Outdoor Exploration

Five spots to get outside

When fresh air is calling your name, Indianapolis is here to deliver. From hiking to biking to ziplining, here’s our guide to exploring the outdoors and enjoying the top parks (like Garfield Park pictured) and public places in Indy.

PARKS IN INDIANAPOLIS

City Market
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City Market

Food, Beer, and Indy Culture

  • 30+ local artisan vendors selling a variety of ethnic foods, fresh produce, meats and retail treasures.
  • Voted #1 historic public food market in the U.S. by Country Living.
  • First opened in 1886, the Indianapolis City Market offers tours of its Romanesque underground catacombs.
The Alexander
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The Alexander

Indy's Premier Art Hotel

  • The Alexander hotel (named after Alexander Ralston, the man who designed the layout of Indy) is all about design and art.
  • Grab a cocktail at Plat 99 where you'll be surrounded by colorful lighting designed by artist Jorge Pardo.

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Indy Like a Local
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Indy Like a Local

Meet Indy's Cultural Leaders

We asked influential locals to dish on the best of the Circle City. From restaurant owners to DJs to athletes and fashionistas, get an insider opinion on what to see, do, and eat in Indy.

INDY LIKE A LOCAL

Indy Eats
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Indy Eats

Restaurants ready to serve you

  • Use quick links to order online.
  • Find establishments with outdoor seating.
  • Sort by area of town.

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