Indy in a Weekend
Collected by Megan Eileen McDonough, AFAR Local Expert
Here are my favorite spots in Indianapolis, Indiana. Perfect for a long weekend or short getaway!
333 S Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Although still a relatively new hotel in downtown Indianapolis, The Alexander is already making quite a splash in the art world. Their lobby is adorned with innovative pieces including one constructed entirely out of hair combs and another out of...
4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
Recess' Greg Hardesty hasn't won a James Beard Award... yet. The perennial JB nominee is a hands down favorite for his daily set menus at Recess and casual offerings at Room Four next door. Recess rivals any fine dining establishment I've been to...
50 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Tastings, a restaurant in downtown Indianapolis, offers locals and tourists a unique wine experience. While you can order by the glass or bottle like any other bar or restaurant, at Tastings you can also taste from dozens of wines from around the...
410 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
BRU is relatively new in town and is a popular stop for gourmet burgers and a huge, well-curated beer list. If roasted jalapeños, peppercorn-bourbon glaze, and red onion jam sound like great burger toppings, then go no further than BRU Burger Bar...
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
There's nothing better than being out on a hot summer day and running into the Nicey truck (or the Nicey bike). These mobile popsicle sellers excel at making tasty, unique ice pops, and you can find them at the Wednesday downtown market, the...
331 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
The Ball & Biscuit is a perennial favorite among my friends and colleagues because of the laid-back, neighborhood vibe and the incredible cocktails. The bar focuses on vintage cocktails, like the Aviation and often infuses its cocktails with...
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Indianapolis, IN, USA
There is no better way to tour Indianapolis than by bike on Indy’s Cultural Trail. The eight mile bike and pedestrian path traverses five downtown cultural districts: Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, The Canal & White River State Park,...
225 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Cafe Patachou has been an Indianapolis institution for more than 20 years, and for good reason. For my money, the thick cut sourdough cinnamon toast is absolute perfection. If you ask my husband, he'll tell you there is nothing better than the...
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