Indianapolis Vacations

Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, is known as the “Crossroads of America” for the four interstate highways that meet here. Its other nickname is “Indy,” although most visitors find this city isn’t as daring as the famous archaeology professor/adventurer played by Harrison Ford. One exception might be the nearby Indy 500 races, alongside some ... Read more
quirky museums, like one dedicated to an early twentieth century self-made female millionaire who created a business in cosmetics for African American women. Coffee shops sporting free wi-fi are plentiful. Restaurants have middle-American clout, with some strong entries in the doughnut and burger categories balanced by a few ethnic choices, while hotels are plentiful, with a few independently owned options.
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Indiana experiences weather typical of the Midwestern United States: cold winters and warm to hot summers. Indiana’s winters tend to be more cloudy than wet, with most of the snow falling in the northern parts ... Read more
of the state, due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. January is the coldest month of the year with temperatures that stay in the 30s (-1-3) during the day. The state starts to warm up come spring, though these early months are a bit of a tease; spring is also the wettest season of the year (and peak tornado season). Summers are mostly pleasant with the occasional heat wave that causes temperatures to soar. Autumn, however, is very pleasant with plenty of sun and lower humidity.

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Arvada

I think Indianapolis is a lovely city but I have to say it is more of working city than a work and play city. There isn't a lot to do unless you are there for a specific event. There are a lot of restaurants but they are mostly chains and we got the vibe it was a city where most people work and go home. We were there over Thanksgiving, so that may be a factor but in the many other times we have driven through Indianapolis we found nothing too impressive about it at no lack of trying.

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San Diego, California

Indianapolis is the capital and largest city of the Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is located in the East North Central region of the Midwest, near the confluence of the White River and Fall Creek. The city covers 372 square miles and had an estimated population of 853,173 in 2015, making it the second most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and 14th largest in the U.S.

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Pendleton

I live a hop skip and a jump from Indianapolis. I love living so close. Yet I can get away from the hustle bustle and get back to my home in the country!

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Local from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Amazing city to bring your family and spend time with friends. Overall a great city.

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West Covina

Great city. There are a lot of things to explore here and see! I would love coming here a lot to visit! Lots of bars!

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Burns, Kansas

Great place to go shopping and live if you pick the right side of town that is.

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Melbourne, Florida

Indianapolis is at the very center of the state of Indiana, and just like in ancient Rome, where all roads in the Roman empire led to Rome, so many Indiana roads lead directly to Indianapolis. When visiting, be sure to visit the historic Lockerbie neighborhood.

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Santa Monica

This city stole my heart last September. From its museums to great restaurants and friendly people, Indy is the heartland. And the Indianapolis Airport is one of the greenest, most eco-friendly airports in the U.S. The airport uses natural light to invigorate travelers after they get off the plane. If the world's largest Children's Museum doesn't entertain you as much as it did me, the airport is bound to please you. Even the TSA seems nicer in Indy.

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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

It's a great city. I love to go right downtown, which I don't always like to do. I love to watch football there. I used to go see the Colts all the time when I lived there.

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Mountain View, California

The Marriott has friendly staff & nice views, but my room left a few things to be desired: missing room service guide, coffee pot was missing the filter basket, bathtub is small with (rust?) stains on the bathtub floor. Wifi would not connect with my iPad. Meh...

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