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Urban Adventurers

Explore the Best of Life in the City

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.

Art Deco Restoration

  • 140-key boutique hotel weaves historic architectural features with modern amenities and occupies top two floors of the former Coca-Cola Bottling Works.
  • Bottleworks District includes a The Garage Food Hall, Living Room Movie Theatre, Woodhouse Day Spa, and more.
  • Late night spots include Pins Mechanical Co. for bowling, games, and entertainment, and Sundry & Vice cocktail lounge.

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.

A Hip and Historic Neighborhood

  • Try your hand at duckpin bowling at the historic Fountain Square Theatre Building, or put on your dancing shoes for ballroom dancing.
  • Explore the Murphy Art Center which houses multiple galleries, artist studios, and the Hi-Fi, one of Indy's premier concert venues.

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.

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.

The Flower Boys Indy

  • Add some color to your Indy visit by creating your own custom flower bouquet.
  • This Fountain-Fletcher florist gives you the opportunity to pick and choose from hundreds of blooms.
  • Grab a vase, or take home your masterpiece bundled in paper. 
  • Reserve a table or even sign up for a Flower Boys Team Member-led floral class.

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

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.

Eat For A Cause

  • With locations in Broad Ripple 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.

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.

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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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

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