The Greatest Spectacle in Racing tends to dominate Indy’s list of things to do in the springtime, but visitors to the Circle City have more on their minds these days than just the Indianapolis 500. The national media has discovered Indianapolis, and magazines from Forbes to Food & Wine have had something to say about the city’s transformation. The growing food scene has stirred up attention, with pop-up dinners and food events taking place around the city, and top chefs and restaurants getting noticed by the James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards.
And it’s easy to get a taste of Indy. Visitors can sample the food scene with a culinary tour along the city’s innovative Cultural Trail, explore the happening downtown dining districts and head out into the neighborhoods to eat like a local. The state’s signature “Hoosier hospitality” is authentic, and travelers to Indy will likely take notice, from the moment they book a hotel to closing time at the neighborhoods bars. Plus, Indianapolis remains an affordable city, and its walkable downtown and easy-to-navigate layout makes the city particularly friendly to visitors.