Indianapolis is known for its football, fast cars, and at least one famous David Letterman. But that’s not all that makes Indiana’s capital great. Check out some things that make Indianapolis a city worth visiting.
Things to do in Indianapolis
If you’re visiting in June, make a stop at the annual Marion County Fair — a 9-day family-friendly event featuring rides, rodeos, and live performances by humans and animals alike. Indianapolis is home to two major sports teams: Pacers (basketball) and Colts (footballs), with the latter playing in the impressive Lucas Oil Stadium. Get your thrills watching cars race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Brickyard 400. (Kids 12 and over can even have the opportunity to ride with a pro driver by signing up for the Indy Racing Experience). For the nature lover, head out to Eagle Creek Park where you can ride the zipline and take part in other activities among the trees.
Day trips from Indianapolis
Beat the summer heat by heading south to Freedom Springs Aquatics Park in Greenwood. Ride two hours north to spend a day (or two!) on Lake Michigan’s South Shore, featuring everything from beaches and biking trails to antique shopping and lakefront casinos. Or spend a day in Lafayette, a town just northwest of Indianapolis, home to historic architecture, a lively art scene, and a variety of street festivals (Beer fest! Jazz fest! Wabash River fest!) happening year-round.
A downtown rental puts you right in the middle of the action with easy access to food and entertainment, as all as the many activities happening around Monument Circle. If you enjoy some high-end shopping, book a room in Northeast Indianapolis, home to two of the city’s biggest malls: Fashion at Keystone and Central Court. For a cozier vibe, try a small home rental in Broad Ripple Village. Or head south to the artsy lofts of Fountain Square. Wherever you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, reviews, ratings and more on Tripping. Book your Indianapolis vacation rental today!
Transportation in Indianapolis
While public transportation (IndyGo) is an option, Indianapolis has gotten rave reviews for being a bike-friendly town, thanks to the its flat landscape and no shortage of bike paths (check out the famous Cultural Trail). The Blue Indy electric-only car service allows visitors to easily rent one of their cars parked all around the city at any time of the day — and you only get charged for the time used. And for those heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, try their shuttle service with pickups in select locations.
Vacation Rentals in Indianapolis
Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from Tripping.com and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Indianapolis offers 994 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Indianapolis start at an average price of €158 a night with long-term rentals averaging €25 a month.These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 678 of Indianapolis’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 271 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 628 vacation home rentals.Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 267 pet-friendly rentals in Indianapolis that allow you to bring your extended family along.Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!
Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Indianapolis where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, Booking.com, and HomeAway. There are 238 HRS Holidays rentals, 225 Booking.com short term rentals and 214 HomeAway vacation rentals.