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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Football Stadium
“The Home of the Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Many events are held here and its only 10 minute drive away from your stay”
  • 74 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Stuff to do for everybody. Movie theater, arcades, dining court, shopping, etc.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Zoo
“This zoo is one of the best in the country and participates in a program to assist the preservation of a species. It's more than family friendly, but is also a pleasant place for adults only. There is plenty to see, observe and enjoy for all ages. Plan for several hours, so you aren't frustrated with the lack of time to see it all. Animals begin to get agitated about an hour before closing, because they know it will soon be feeding time... it might be a time you'd want to be there!”
  • 58 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Milktooth has the best brunch in the city hands down and is just arround the corner in historic Fletcher Place. Try any of their Dutch baby pancakes!”
  • 88 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Maybe our favorite restaurant in the city, Bluebeard is farm-to-table and has, in our opinion, the best bar in the city. We really like their large salads and appetizers--often we don't even order an entree.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Fountain
“Hip, fun, walkable. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants, coffee, and music and art venues. Several great thrift and vintage stores. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Super cool place to visit! Try to get a view of the city on top of the tower!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Amazing place to visit. Sobering history of the native peoples of in the Americas.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The best steak house in Indy... hands down. Pricey and reservations highly recommended. Get the shrimp cocktail.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Park
“Our favorite grassy place to hang out in the summer. Bring a picnic, book, frisbee, etc. and enjoy views of the Canal and White River.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Tons of events here including the Indiana Pacers, concerts, and kids shows.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you and a group of colleagues are attending an event here or even hosting one, staying in this house is a good option for you all. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“In Fountain Square neighborhood. Great neighborhood feel. Everybody gathers at Fletchers”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“ A great place to grab creative craft cocktails! It is the first distillery to operate in the downtown area in almost a century. The place has a rustic cabin feel to it. So a nice place to hang out on a cold day! Also Veteran Owned! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Catch a Pacers game or a Fever game! Also a lot of concerts are hosted here!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“A retro arcade bar and craft beer venue. Sip on drinks while playing classics like Asteroids, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, Paperboy and more.”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Milktooth has the best brunch in the city hands down and is just arround the corner in historic Fletcher Place. Try any of their Dutch baby pancakes!”
  • 88 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Maybe our favorite restaurant in the city, Bluebeard is farm-to-table and has, in our opinion, the best bar in the city. We really like their large salads and appetizers--often we don't even order an entree.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“The best steak house in Indy... hands down. Pricey and reservations highly recommended. Get the shrimp cocktail.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“In our opinion, this is the best Thai spot in Indy and is less then a mile away. Delicious food and great atmosphere, locate in Fountain Square.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Mexican restaurant with vegan dishes!!! This place has something for everyone! It was my first dinner out when I moved here, and I continue to go back again and again.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Don't have to go outside. Great food and drink specials while catching a sports game or before going out for the night.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“At Pure Eatery, we begin every morning by making our own soups and dressings from scratch. We are honored to use local providers such as Amazing Potato Chip Co.®, Lick®, Fountain Square Brewing Co.®, and others. In keeping with the rich artistic history of this area, we feature art work from local artists. Our friendly and attentive staff is one of the finest in the city. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a select wine with a healthy and satisfying dinner, or just relaxing with a cocktail after work, we are happy to provide you with fast and efficient service. Our spacious private dining area is perfect for business meetings, graduation parties, showers, birthday parties, or the next big game with your friends. In addition, we believe that minimizing our impact on the environment is not only a responsible social practice but also a viable and profitable way of doing business. We have chosen to recycle what we use, as well as using bio-degradable products as our to-go ware.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Josh may have gone sober, but his cocktails are still award-winning and delicious! A bit expensive, but very unique creations.”
  • 25 locals recommend

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