Indy gets a lot of love from around the country as a great place to visit, full of activities for visitors from the youngest tourist on a family trip to the craft beer aficionado, and everyone in between. Here are just a few things you might want to squeeze in during your time in Circle City.
For Race Fans: The ACCE Special
We’ve got a special deal! Following the convention, stay and experience race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Saturday, July 30, experience the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader at the racing capital of the world. Then on Sunday, July 31, the NASCAR Cup Series will hold the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard. Get $10 off each ticket with promo code ACCE. Buy tickets here.
For the Sightseer: Indy Attraction Pass
Indy has a unique collection of attractions including museums, art, gardens and more. If you want to enjoy a little bit of everything, the Indy Attraction Pass might be for you. For one price, get access to eight Indy spots – like the zoo, children’s museum and the motor speedway museum – to enjoy on your time.
For the Artist: Mass Ave Arts District
Massachusetts Avenue, known as Mass Ave, is a five-block area complete with theaters, art galleries, restaurants and one-of-a-kind shopping. It’s home to the nation’s oldest shoe store and Indy’s oldest restaurant that is still open today. The district’s slogan, “45 Degrees from Ordinary,” stems from the city’s layout by Alexander Ralston in 1821. The city’s central circle has four avenues that radiate out diagonally, creating Mile Square, which remains the heart of Indy’s downtown.
For the Beer Aficionado: Indy Craft Pass
The Indy Craft Pass is exactly what it sounds like. This mobile passport will point you toward the best breweries, distilleries and craft beverage producers in Indy and the Central Indiana region. If you check in at eight locations, you’ll earn a free Indy Craft Pass t-shirt. Make it to all 35 spots and earn a handmade Indy Craft Pass beer stein! Cheers!
For the Foodie: A Next Great Food City
“Few cities can claim to have a real diversity of cuisines; an abundance of affordable, quality dining options; and a vibrant mix of personalities championing food access for all,” said Food & Wine in its writeup about the city’s food scene. Get a whole warehouse full of options at The Garage Food Hall or The AMP, caffeinate at Amberson Coffee & Grocer, grab something sweet at Gallery Pastry Bar and have a cocktail at The Commodore. And don’t forget about the World Famous Shrimp Cocktail at St. Elmo Steak House.
For the Music Lover: Slippery Noodle Inn
Voted the best open mic night in Indy and named a top blues bar by Rolling Stone magazine, Slippery Noodle Inn is Indiana’s oldest, continually operated bar in the original building. Indy has plenty of venues for live music, from local acts to today’s chart-toppers. And you won’t want to miss ACCE’s party on July 28 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom featuring Chamber Music, a local cover band with Michael Huber, the Indy Chamber’s president & CEO.