Indy has a history of being one of the best cities in the nation for conventions, and with a lengthy list of unique attractions, historic neighborhoods, and local cuisine, it’s no wonder why. Plus, if you’re a fan of holiday festivities, your visit to the Circle City couldn’t have been at a better time. Fill your free time with all-things Indy given the recommendations below.
Monday, November 28
Start your trip off on the ‘bright’ foot by visiting the World’s tallest Christmas Tree on Monument Circle. Situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Circle of Lights has been a beloved holiday tradition for 60 years. When deciding your next destination, know that Indy has high walkability, and everything is within reach. So, whether you choose to head to Lucas Oil Stadium to watch the Colts take on the Steelers or hop over to Social Cantina for a taste of modern Mexican cuisine, the city’s got you covered.
Tuesday, November 29
If Indy has one thing, it’s variety. With options ranging from spending the evening at the Indianapolis Zoo for their annual Christmas at the Zoo extravaganza or partaking in Winterlights, a Disneyesque seasonal light show at Newfields art and nature museum, the city has something for your entire party. Keep the trend going for dinner with a visit to The Garage Food Hall in Bottleworks District. Have your pick of 20+ food and beverage vendors, each of which are unique to Indy, yet diverse in their individual backgrounds.
Wednesday, November 30
Brunch is always a good idea, and a getaway wouldn’t quite be complete without it. Milktooth consistently tops the list of best spots to hit due to their sweet and savory menu items, specialty coffee drinks, and hip setting. A favorite brunch experience for many, Love Handle offers rotating dishes and quirky combinations fit for those with adventurous tastebuds. If you’re grabbing and going, explore Mass Ave, a vibrant and upbeat neighborhood lined with cafes, local shops, and artwork, on your way out.