2017 Concerts in Indianapolis

Until the end of 2017, Indianapolis is home to some of the best concerts around. The summer and fall seasons in Indy offer ideal outdoor conditions, with overnight lows in the mid-60’s.

It would be impossible to list every concert that will be in the area, so we’ve narrowed the list down to the best of the bunch and ordered it by venue, date, and proximity to JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Indy has always been a great place to catch live music, but this year’s concerts are not-to-be-missed!

For a full list of all Indy concerts, visit http://www.indianaconcerts.net/

Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
801 W. Washington St. – walking distance
07/09 – Third Eye Blind—Summer Gods Tour with Silversun Pickups

07/19 – Tedeschi Trucks Band & The Wood Brothers

07/22 – Umphrey’s McGee

07/25 – Goo Goo Dolls & Phillip Phillips

08/02 – Retro Futura

08/04 – Maddie and Tae

08/10 – Pentatonix

08/16 – Gov’t Mule & Galactic

08/19 – Logic & Joey Bada$$

08/30 – Lifehouse & Switchfoot

09/19 – The Flaming Lips & Mac DeMarco

Lucas Oil Stadium
Direct Access Via Skywalk – walking distance
09/10 – U2 & Beck

11/11 – Bands of America

Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 E. Georgia St. – walking distance
08/13 – Bruno Mars

09/10 – Ed Sheeran

09/20 – The Weeknd & Gucci Mane

11/03 – Billy Joel

11/05 – Lady Gaga

11/26 – Janet Jackson

12/09 – Katy Perry

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
07/15 – Young Dolph

07/29 – Tim Hawkins

08/04 – Idina Menzel

08/05 – Mary J. Blige & Lalah Hathaway

08/09 – Sabrina Carpenter

08/28 – Donald Fagen

10/05 – Boz Scaggs

10/18 – Queens of The Stone Age & Royal Blood

10/21 – Alt-J

11/04 – Ben Folds

11/08 – Needtobreathe

12/16-12/17 – Straight No Chaser

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
W. 16th St. – 4.6 miles
07/21-07/22 – 400 Fest (Featuring The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, Mac Miller, and more)

Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Ave. – 5.5 miles
09/14 – Seu Jorge

09/15 – Mike Birbiglia

09/21 – ZZ Top

11/08 – The King’s Singers

11/19 – John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

12/12 – The Ten Tenors

12/14 – Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Stay Near the Best Concerts in Town

JW Marriott is the perfect accommodation for all your favorite concerts in Indy this year. Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, our hotel makes it easy to get around on foot. Enjoy top area attractions, all within walking distance.

We Offer –

  • A variety of onsite dining options, from formal to casual, perfect for any occasion.
  • 1,005 elegant guest rooms and suites
  • Fitness center, open 24/7, and heated indoor pool
  • And much more!
Catch an Indians Baseball Game this Season

Catch an Indians Baseball Game this Season

If you’re staying at our hotel near Victory Field, now is the perfect time to see the Indianapolis Indians in action. JW Marriott has partnered with the Indianapolis Indians to receive $4 off the gate price on Box, Reserved and Lawn seat tickets for any 2017 home game when purchasing online and using your promo code: jw. Whether you’re with friends or family, watching a game at this celebrated ballpark is a fun activity people of all ages can enjoy.

Indy Indians 2017 Season
April – September

Class Level and Affiliations –

  • Minor league baseball team in the International League
  • Triple-A affiliate of the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates

Tickets
Individual Game Tickets –

  • $10 – $17
  • Free admission for kids 2 and under

Group Seating –

  • Large or small groups can choose from a variety of seating options
  • Discounted tickets – up to $4 off per person
  • Options include block seating, spacious picnic areas, luxury suites and more

Coors Light Cove –

  • Fans 21 and over can enjoy the private concourse level area close to the field
  • Open seating at the bar, pub tables, or drink rails
  • Enjoy wait service for food and drinks
  • Specialty menu includes craft beer, wine, and spirits
  • Cost: $38 (includes $10 food and beverage voucher)

Picnic in the Park
With two outfield picnic pavilions, Victory Field is the perfect place for a family outing or group event.

Corona Light Beach –

  • For groups of 100+
  • Enjoy exclusive outdoor dining while watching the game
  • Cost: $18 per person, plus game ticket

Elements Financial Picnic Area –

  • Groups of 50 to 1,000+
  • Buffet includes BBQ favorites like hamburgers, hotdogs, side dishes, sodas, and draft beer.
  • Cost: $18 per person, plus game ticket

Daily Deals

  • Monday – Dollar Menu
  • Two-For-One Tuesday
  • Wednesday – Day Games
  • Thursday – Craft Beer Night
  • Friday – Fireworks
  • Signature Saturdays
  • Kids Eat Free Sundays

Super Hero Nights
Meet the Marvel superheroes at Victory Field this summer!

  • Indy Indians wear themed jerseys
  • After the game, jerseys are auctioned off to raise money for non-profits
  • First 2,500 fans receive a DC Comics cape or Marvel bobblehead
  • Upcoming Dates –

July 1 – Marvel Captain America Appearance

July 29 – Marvel Thor Appearance

August 12 – DC Comics Batman and Robin Appearance

Victory Field Facts

Indy’s minor league baseball team may be the second oldest minor league franchise in the US, but their stadium, Victory Field, is hailed as the jewel of the minors.

Fun Facts About Victory Field
Accolades –

  • Victory Field was named “Best Minor League Ballpark in America” by Sports Illustrated and Baseball America

A New Standard in Minor League Ballparks –

  • Before Victory Field opened, minor league ballparks generally ranked low in terms of overall experience. All this changed when Indy’s 14,200-seat ballpark opened in 1996, complete with concourses, 29 luxury suites, spacious picnic pavilions, and entertainment areas.

Prime Downtown Location –

  • Victory Field is part of White River State Park. There’s also a zoo, many museums, and tons of other fun attractions nearby, all within walking distance.

Our Hotel Near Victory Field

JW Marriott Indianapolis is conveniently connected to the Indiana Convention Center and only steps from White River State Park and Victory Field. Walking to the ballpark takes about 5 minutes.

As one of the 10 best hotels in the US, our wide range of amenities and chic, spacious accommodations will meet your every need.

Plan your Victory Field trip today and ask about select rooms that offer an excellent view of the field.

Labor Day Weekend in Indy

You work hard all year, which makes precious time off all the sweeter. Labor Day weekend in Indy is the perfect place to celebrate summer’s end with great food, a festival, the arts, good wine, and tons of fun for all ages.

Stay Steps to Labor Day Events

The JW Marriott Indianapolis is located in the heart of downtown, near countless places to spend an entire day and get lost in amusement. All the best Indy Labor Day events are just steps from our front door.

Top 10 Indy Labor Day Events:

  1. Indy LaborFest – Downtown Indianapolis transforms into a huge, admission-free, street festival on Saturday, September 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with food, live bands, a beer zone, and even a kid’s zone with bounce houses, slides, games, face painting, and a zip line. Last year, there were 20,000 people in attendance!
  2. Groovin’ in the Garden – Island Breeze: If enjoying live tropical music with excellent wine to sip, taste and revel in sounds more your speed, relax your Labor Day weekend cares away at Easley Winery from 2 – 5 p.m. Seating is limited. Order food from local restaurants or pack a picnic. Located at 205 N. College Ave., Indianapolis (317)636-4516
  3. Haunted Indian Downtown Ghost Walk – On September 2nd, at 8:30 p.m., take a wild tour. Visit the “wicked backlife of Indianapolis,” including “haunted theatres, businesses, and other areas where the living chose to become dead and walk forever.” Ghosts! The tour lasts nearly 2 hours and will begin on the north side of Monument Circle. Tickets: $18 adults; children/seniors (65+) – $15. Phone (317)232-7615
  4. Garfield Alive – Historic Walk Through Garfield Park – On September 3rd at 4 p.m., enjoy an hour-long beautiful tour. Meet at Sunken Gardens Overlook. 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis
  5. San Francisco Deltas FC vs. Indy Eleven – Get your WNBA ticket to the final game of Indiana’s season on September 2nd at 7 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and root for your favorite women’s basketball team. Tickets from $13.
  6. Devour Indy – From August 21st – September 3rd, there’s a fantastic foodie event. Pick from any of 300 superb restaurants in Indianapolis and take advantage of a rare, three-course, value-priced meal. Our award-winning, Italian “Osteria Pronto” is participating and so is our more casual, “High Velocity.”
  7. Cabaret – Mandy Gonzalez currently stars in the hottest show on Broadway: Hamilton. She previously starred in The Heights, and also played Elphaba in Wicked. Enjoy an evening of incredible vocals featuring classic Broadway tunes and the Standards on August 31st or September 1st at 8 p.m. (317)639-4534
  8. Hoosier Salon 2017 Annual Exhibition – Presenting the best of Indiana’s artists at Indiana State Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Sundays at 11 a.m.
  9. Indianapolis Zoo – Nearby, the incredible Zoo has many exhibits, including the Butterfly Kaleidoscope. 1200 W. Washington St.; www.indianapoliszoo.com
  10. Pampering – Take advantage of our 24-hour room service, sumptuous bedding, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, Starbucks, superb Osteria Pronto, High Velocity Sports Bar, and much more.
Indy’s 4th of July Fireworks

Indy’s 4th of July Fireworks

There is no better place to celebrate our country’s Independence Day than Downtown Indianapolis. Filled with history and vibrancy, downtown Indy is home to more than 50 major attractions, many of which are hosting 4th of July events. There are also numerous parades and festivals to choose from, all featuring live music, great food and family-friendly activities.

Indianapolis Indians Independence Day Celebration: Celebrate 4th of July with the Indians at Victory Field. Enjoy downtown Indy’s annual Freedom Blast and the post-game fireworks that can be seen right from our hotel and the downtown area. Coaches and players will be auctioning off their special Stars & Stripes jerseys with proceeds benefitting the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund. Spend the day with family enjoying America’s favorite past-time while supporting an amazing cause.

Whatever you decide to do for the 4th of July holiday, you will appreciate the JW Marriott Indianapolis’s luxurious rooms and stellar downtown location, just minutes from all the action. Check out our latest packages, including our Stay Longer offer where guests save more on each night the longer they stay! Join us this year in Indy and enjoy all the festivities and fireworks downtown has to offer.

Fourth of July Events

If you are visiting Indianapolis for the first time, we’ve compiled some of the city’s most popular 4th of July events, including the best places to watch fireworks in Downtown Indy.

    • Metazoa Brewing CO July 4th Block Party Bring the whole family (including pets!) to the Metazoa July 4th Block Party and enjoy live music from the outdoor stage, specialty beers on tap all day, delicious food, and perfect Downtown views for the fireworks. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and under, doors open at 2pm.

 

    • CarmelFest Each year, family and friends gather to watch live performances by local bands, emerging artists and a “Guitars and Stars” tribute. There are rides, games and petting zoo that kids can enjoy. The highlights of this event are the ‘CarmelFest Has Talent,’ an annual statewide talent competition and the fireworks celebration.

 

    • Concerts on the Canal Take a seat on the grass at the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace and show your patriotism as the Indianapolis Municipal Band and Tad Robinson perform American-themed songs. You can bring your own food, but alcohol must be purchased onsite.

 

    • Covington 4th of July Celebration Enjoy a parade of patriotic floats and characters, along with a variety of delicious fair food from lemon shakeups to rib-eye sandwiches. The fireworks start at 10 pm.

 

    • Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast The area’s biggest fireworks show, Downtown Freedom Blast, can be seen from the Indiana War Memorial grounds late into the night. The event begins at 6:30 pm and fireworks will be launched from the Regions Bank Tower at 10 pm. You can tune your radio to B105.7, 97.1 Hank FM, or 93.1 WIBC for the official fireworks soundtrack.

 

    • Geist Blast on the BridgeAfter a day of parades and festivals, head over to the Geist Reservoir to watch fireworks sparkle over the water from the bridge.

 

    • Hats, Hounds and Hooves Polo Match Put on your best fancy hat and bring a picnic basket to watch a game of polo at the Hickory Hall Polo Club in nearby Whitestown. There’s also a hat contest at halftime. The gates open at 5pm and the match begins at 6pm. Admission is $20 per carload (cash only).

 

    • Marsh Symphony on the Prairie Bring your blanket and relax on the lawn as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and many other musical guests perform as part of the traditional Marsh Symphony on the Prairie. You can bring your own food and beverage or purchase from the concessions onsite.

 

IUPUI Move-In Week

Move in Week at IUPUI

Whether you are a new student, transferring from another school, or finishing your last year at IUPUI, moving on campus is a big deal. There are events planned during move-in week to help you start the year of right.

Opening Day Celebration

On the first day, students are invited to participate in the Opening Day Celebration, which features a New Student Welcome Dinner and a men’s soccer game. There is also the Barnes and Noble VIP Experience in the evening that is filled with fun activities, a movie in the theater, free snacks, giveaways, and a VIP shopping opportunity at Barnes and Nobles.

Social Media Scavenger Hunt & Playfair

The Social Media Scavenger Hunt and Playfair are great social and networking events where you can make new friends and catch up with old ones. Get all the information you need regarding class schedules, curfews, library access and more at the Team IUPUI Tables or the Multicultural Center Open House. There will be well-informed students there all day to answer all your questions.

Go Greek! Info Night

If you are thinking about pledging to one of the 22 fraternities and sororities, the Go Greek! Information Night and the Meet and Greek BBQ is where you want to be. Meet members and learn more about the Greek life, including the benefits and expectations of being a member. There will be free lunch at the BBQ. For students looking for part-time work or opportunities to study abroad, there will be a Study Abroad and Job Fair. Both events start at the same time and will be held on the Taylor Courtyard. You can easily go from one table to the other.

Not only are all the ‘Weeks of Welcome’ activities informative and helpful, but they are also a fun escape from the stress of moving and settling in. You will also have an easier time familiarizing yourself with the campus and meeting new people. For a complete list of all the events, dates and times, go on the student affairs page on the IUPUI website.

Tips for Moving to IUPUI

Find out the size of your room and what is already in there to avoid packing unnecessary items, like furniture and portable closets. Print out the list of what to bring from the housing page of the university’s website. Check your university email periodically for move-in details and roommate information.

If your family is traveling to town to help you settle in, it’s important to book your lodging well ahead of time. The JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel is conveniently walking distance from the IUPUI campus. Our guest rooms and suites are spacious and offer a variety of accommodations like 24-hour room service and high-speed Internet access.

Your family can enjoy dining at our two distinct restaurants, High Velocity and Osteria Pronto, and spending their downtime at our indoor pool or exploring the numerous downtown attractions within walking distance of the hotel – including the Eiteljorg Museum, Circle Centre Mall, the Indianapolis Zoo and White River State Park.

Take advantage of our Breakfast Package to enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations and complimentary breakfast, or choose the Shopper’s Indulgence Package, which includes breakfast and $25 Simon Mall gift card. Whatever your family needs to experience a smooth transition, JW Marriott Indianapolis is here to make your visit refreshing and comfortable.

Experience the Greatest City in Racing

Experience the Greatest City in Racing from the Best Hotel in the Midwest!

The JW Marriott Indianapolis to Celebrate ‘Greatest City in Racing” with Huge Indy 500 Message

The Indianapolis skyline will again celebrate the Month of May and the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, with a JW Marriott façade installation greeting residents and visitors from across the globe with a special, larger-than-life message.

The 101st Running logo will be presented alongside a message that celebrates the iconic race and the city it calls home: ”The Greatest CITY in Racing.” The graphic will also feature the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series logos.

Work on the exciting project, part of the recently unveiled 500 Forward initiative, begins today. It will be completed by Indianapolis-based Sport Graphics.

“Indianapolis is known around the world as among the very best hosts for major sporting events, and that all began more than a century ago with the first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race,” Hulman Motorsports Senior Vice President of Events Allison Melangton said. “So this year’s design plays off that concept, celebrating the important role the Indianapolis community has played—and continues to play each year—in the success of the world’s largest single-day sporting event.”

IMS President Doug Boles, Sport Graphics CEO Frank Hancock and JW Marriott Indianapolis General Manager Phil Ray joined Melangton in rising above the city to help install the first panels of the huge graphic this afternoon.

This year’s design covers approximately 18,500 square feet and is more than eight stories tall. The top of the graphic is 325 feet off the ground, and the vinyl decal weighs more than 1,000 pounds.

Last year, to celebrate the 100th Running, the JW Marriott Indianapolis featured a large-scale graphic of the Borg-Warner Trophy. The hotel’s gleaming blue windows are reserved for just the biggest sporting occasions, with only the 2012 Super Bowl and 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four receiving similar treatment.

This year’s graphic on the JW Marriott Indianapolis will be complemented by a significant décor takeover across Central Indiana, including a major presence downtown and at the Indianapolis International Airport. Stay tuned for more information on these efforts.

The 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will take place Sunday, May 28. Visit IMS.com to purchase tickets and for more information on the complete Month or May schedule at IMS.

Check out photos from the day!

Fun Things to do in Indy

Indianapolis hosts countless events and festivals throughout the year; but there’s just something special about visiting over the summer. If you are looking for fun things to do in Indy this summer, the JW Marriott Indianapolis has you covered with the city’s best happenings and favorite local activities. Whether you’re traveling solo or with your brood, we’ve got some stellar recommendations to make your vacation or staycation a great one.

Summer Events in Indianapolis

Since there are so many Indianapolis events and activities during the summer months, we thought we’d help narrow it down for you by compiling some of our favorite offerings below.

Have an Adventure on the Canal

  • Take a peaceful stroll, rent a bicycle, surrey, scooter, kayak, pedal boat, or Segway.
  • You can also pretend you’re in Venice and treat yourself to a gondola ride while being serenaded by a gondolier.
  • From art to stunning architecture to serene surroundings, the Canal walk is a traffic-free, 3-mile loop, and a wonderful summer haven. It also connects to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

Explore White River State Park

With 250 acres to discover, there’s always something new to experience at this amazing park.

  • You can rent everything you’ll need to explore the Central Canal right at the park. (Try Wheel Fun Rentals.)
  • The Lawn has some of the best free concerts during the summer on Thursday evenings in June and July.
  • The park is also home to numerous attractions, including Victory Field, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Museum, and the always-popular Indianapolis Zoo.

Taste Indy’s Wineries/Craft Breweries

If you love wine or craft IPAs, stouts, lagers and other beer, summer is the perfect time to quench your thirst. No visit to Indianapolis is complete without visiting some of our local craft breweries.

Try Metazoa Brewing Co. at 140 South College Avenue, north of the must-see, historic and eclectic Fountain Square. Metazoa has outdoor seating and fantastic skyline views. This craft brewery also donates 5% of its profits to helping animal and wildlife organizations.

  • Sun King Brewery, on 135 North College Avenue, has a tasting room and tours offered Thursdays at 6 pm and Saturdays starting at 2 pm (every hour).
  • Easley Winery offers free tours on Saturday and Sunday at noon, with an optional wine tasting for $5

Entertain the Tots at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • If your child digs Gotham, the Museum recently purchased a slew of super-cool Batman memorabilia.
  • Located at 3000 North Meridian Street, this is the largest Children’s Museum in the world!
  • There are tons of hands-on exhibits, learning and giggles involved. Your kids will adore it.

Browse and Snack at the Indianapolis City Market

This popular market is ideal for the foodie who loves to stroll through a renovated landmark, enjoy outdoors, browse unique items, have a glass of vino, people watch, and eat a scrumptious lunch.

Our downtown Indy hotel is just steps away from White River State Park and all the fun! Come visit us and celebrate summer.

Things to Do in Indianapolis for Spring Break

Things to Do in Indy for Spring Break Vacation

It’s that time of year again. Spring break is almost here. As students and families get ready to plan their vacation, we are here to help you plan a unique Spring Break getaway.

Downtown Indianapolis offers all the same types of party spots that South Beach features, but Indy has so much more (and may be easier on your wallet). There are tons of things to do in Indianapolis that make it a top Spring Break vacation destination.

For the Cultural Collegiate

  • Cultural Trail – Links all 6 cultural districts of Indianapolis. Walk or ride using the Pacers Bikeshare
  • Open artist studios and galleries of Fountain Square (The first Friday of every month)
  • Monument Circle – The Soldiers & Sailors Monument is only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. It offers a breathtaking, Instagram-worthy picture of downtown.

For the Musically Inclined

  • Howl at the Moon – Dueling piano bar
  • Concerts at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    • March 11th – Ariana Grande
    • March 22nd – Bon Jovi
    • March 29th – Stevie Knicks
  • Friday Swing Dance at Fountain Square Theater – Take lessons and dance to live big band music an hour later!

For the Sports Nut

  • High Velocity – JW Marriott’s own sports bar; home of the 24-ounce draft special on Indians game days
  • Comedy Sportz – Competitive improv comedy
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
  • Pacers games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Indians Games at Victory Field starting in April

For the Party Animal

  • Slippery Noodle Inn – Indiana’s oldest bar with live music every night!
  • Plat 99 of the Alexander Hotel – Both a mixology lounge and a work of art. Mixologists will create a unique cocktail tailored to your individual personality
  • Tastings – A wine experience like no other. They have over 200 wines in stock, the largest in the world! Their entire selection is available by 2-ounce tastes so you can try them all (Just not in one night!)
  • Rathskeller – An authentic German beer hall experience
  • Indy Brew Bus – Visit multiple craft breweries

Stay Downtown at JW Marriott

One of JW Marriott’s double rooms would be perfect for you and three friends to share during Spring Break. Each spacious room features:

  • Two queen-sized beds
  • High speed internet so you can post pictures from your previous night out on the town
  • Coffee maker to help you wake up in the morning
  • Work desks for any last-minute studying
  • Luxurious terry bathrobes to lounge in before going out
  • 24-hour room service
  • Valet laundry service

Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, JW Marriott is in the perfect spot to quickly access all your spring break activities. Additionally, the hotel connects via sky bridge to downtown’s enclosed skywalk system. Make JW Marriott and Indy your pick for Spring Break and a vacation you’ll never forget.

Indianapolis Bike Share | Getting Around Downtown Indy

Indianapolis Bikeshare Program

Cruise ahead with the Indianapolis bike share system. Across from our Downtown Indy hotel you’ll find one of the 29 bikeshare station kiosks where you can rent a public bicycle for as low as $8 per day.

Experience Pacer Bikes in Downtown Indy

The Indianapolis bike share program lets you enjoy Downtown Indy’s world class urban and pedestrian path.

How it Works

  • Purchase a day or annual pass from any of the kiosks and hop on. There are 250 public bicycles in the program
  • Each kiosk is located on or near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail that winds through downtown Indianapolis and the city’s 6 cultural districts. Pedal a little further and connect to the Monon Trail, a path that allows residents and visitors easy access to Broad Ripple Village and Carmel from downtown.
  • Pedal your way along the 8-mile path from station-to-station and enjoy beautiful landscaping, public art, and entertainment amenities along the way
  • The cultural trail is more than a bike path, it’s an experience. Dock your bike at any of the 29 stations for 30-minutes, explore the area, and when you’re ready, simply hop back on one of the bikes
  • Best of all, your day pass includes unlimited check-outs!

More About the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Explore Indy’s 6 cultural districts:
From Mass Ave to White River State Park and Fountain Square, the trail path is a safe and convenient way to bike, walk, and jog across town. The paths are also wheelchair accessible.

Guided Tours
 Tours of the Cultural Trail are offered every Saturday morning April through October. Tours are and upon request only and are just $35 person and that even includes the bike rental!

Lost your Way?
Don’t worry. The trail is easily identifiable. Look for hexagonal pavers in green and terra cotta colors. You’ll also notice custom-designed lighting and signs along the way. Snow is removed during winter, so the trail can be used year-round.

Trail Attractions:

  • The Indiana State Museum
  • Eiteljorg Museum
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
  • The pedestrian mall on Georgia Street
  • JW Indy! Osteria Pronto, High Velocity and TGI Friday’s are all just steps from the cultural trail

Public Art Displays:
The trail’s design includes a variety of integrated art displays that showcase diverse materials and displays, all created by artistic professionals.
Some notable displays include:

  • Care/Don’t Care by Jamie Pawlus
  • Talking Wall by Bernard Williams
  • Poet’s Place
  • Swarm Street by Acconci Studio

 

Photo courtesy of Visit Indy. 

Plan a Vacation

Did you know that February 1st is National Plan for Vacation Day? In recent years your fellow Americans have let over 600 million paid vacation days go unused. Don’t be a statistic, use those hard earned vacation days! Go ahead and count up the hours and days you have to use this year, we’ll wait… Now that you’ve tallied up all those vacation days it’s time to plan how  you’re going to use them.

Start with picking a destination. Luckily, we just so happen to have some great tips and tricks for making the most out of a vacation in Indy. Before you throw up any objections to planning a vacation in the Midwest, remember Vogue Magazine said not to call us a flyover city anymore and Travel + Leisure named Indianapolis as one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017.

Now it’s time to book your flight. There are tons of airlines to choose from and the options can feel a bit overwhelming. The Indianapolis airport can help alleviate some of that stress. For the 3rd year in a row the Indianapolis airport was named the No.1 airport in the US by the Reader’s Choice Surveys in Conde Nast Traveler. Unlike other cities, the Indy airport’s security checkpoints were designed to help travelers on the go breeze through TSA procedures.

Here’s the easy part. Choose a hotel (we happen know where you can find one of those). The JW Marriott Indianapolis stands proud in the heart of downtown as the No. 25 Best Hotel in the World, No. 5 best hotel in the US and, last but definitely not least, No. 1 Best Hotel is the Midwest by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards. Why would you stay anywhere else?

Now that we have the basics, it’s time for the fun stuff. Packages like Architect Your Evening allow you to explore our award winning city with the assistance of  a personal concierge or Shopper’s Indulgence  giving you some extra buying power with a gift card to Circle Centre Mall. Getting hungry? Zagat pointed out that the Indy food scene has evolved and the culinary momentum has taken to new heights around the city. Looking for more? Head over to VisitIndy.com for more ideas on how to make the most our of your vacation!

 

Happy Planning!

 

 

 

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