A Weekend in Indianapolis

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Get ready to have an eventful trip to Indianapolis

Bike riding around downtown, visiting the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, enjoying a Sunday brunch, these are all things that are in store for your weekend trip to Indianapolis.

  1. Friday Night Fun

    After you arrive in Indianapolis and get settled, head out to Fountain Square and get ready for some Friday night fun. This fun, unique neighborhood has everything from entertainment to a slew of delicious restaurants. 
    Address: 1104 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203

    Grab dinner at Smokehouse on Shelby and make sure to start your meal off by trying their sample platter that features wings, beer battered onion rings and jalapeño poppers. After you devour your appetizer, choose a smokehouse dinner plate for your entrée. From baby back ribs to slow roasted beef brisket, their entrée options will not disappoint. 
    Address:  1103 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46203

    After a delicious dinner, take a stroll around Fountain Square and see what it has to offer. Visit Game Paradise, a board game library where you and friends can play board games, or reserve a lane at Action Duckpin Bowling
    Address: 1105 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203

  2. Saturday

    Start off your morning with a great breakfast at Café Patachou then visit White River State Park. Not only does this park have trails and scenic views but it also includes an IMAX, NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens and much more. You can even rent surreys and bikes to further explore the park. 
    Address:  801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    You can’t visit Indianapolis and not visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum so head on over to this museum and see why Indianapolis is called the Racing Capital of the World. The museum is located on the lands of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® where the famous Indianapolis 500 is held. Visit the Auto Racing Hall of Fame or see race cars from IndyCar to NASCAR.
    End your fun-filled day with pizza from Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza. Try their Cheese Louise pizza featuring a variety of cheeses plus bacon and red onions, or their Thai pizza featuring a sweet-spicy peanut sauce, chicken, carrots, green onion, red pepper and smoked gouda. 
    Address:  9165 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216
  3. Before your trip comes to an end, start the morning off with brunch at First Watch Whether you get their lemon ricotta pancakes or the farm stand breakfast tacos, this restaurant is sure to satisfy your appetite.
    Address:  143 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    After your meal, rent a bike from Pacers BikeShare and cruise around downtown Indianapolis. Go to Monument Circle and see the State Soldiers and Sailors Monument or explore one of the Cultural Districts. Downtown Indianapolis is full of sites so there’s no telling what you will discover.
    Address:  1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    As you can see, Indianapolis has a lot to explore so a weekend (or even longer) trip is well worth the visit.

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