Things to Do in Indy

This page will give you some ideas of places to go and things to do and see while you’re visiting Indianapolis for OR2015. For more suggestions, check out VisitIndy.com and VisitIndiana.com.

Also, check out our OR2015 Indianapolis Google map, and feel free to login using your Google Account to add your own favorite places to the map.

Food and Drink

Many restaurants and bars are located in Downtown Indianapolis within a few blocks of the Hyatt Regency hotel, and many more are found about a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride away along Massachusetts Avenue in the Mass Ave Arts District.

openforservice

Open for Service is a grassroots campaign to celebrate businesses that oppose discrimination of any type. Look for blue and white stickers in the windows of restaurants, bars, and shops, or check out the Business Directory currently under construction.

Museums and Attractions

Several excellent museums and attractions are conveniently located downtown within walking distance of the Hyatt (see the Downtown Indianapolis Hotels and Attractions map):

Further afield (see the Surrounding Indianapolis map):

For more attractions, see Visit Indy: Museums and Attractions

Indy Events

Sports

Downtown, within easy walking distance of the Hyatt:

Further afield:

Music

Theatre

Festivals and other Events

For more events of all sorts, see the Visit Indy events calendar

Transportation

Many of the restaurants, attractions, and events on this page are located in Downtown Indianapolis and are easily walkable from the hotel, but if you need to go farther away, there are plenty of options:

City Bus Service

IndyGo offers 29 fixed daily bus routes to all Marion County townships, major Indianapolis attractions, shopping malls, hospitals, downtown areas, and other locations. Day passes for all fixed IndyGo routes throughout Indianapolis are available for $4. For more information about IndyGo services, call 317-635-3344 or click here for an online trip planner. Visit IndyGo.net for complete route descriptions and routes to popular destinations in the city.

Taxis

  • Indianapolis Yellow Cab: (317) 487-7777
  • American Taxi: (317) 821-8000
  • Indy Airport Taxi: (317) 381-1111

Bicycle

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare offers bicycles for rental for short trips of less than 30 minutes, with two stations located right outside the Hyatt on Capitol Ave. and Washington St. A day pass costs $8. Bike rentals for longer trips are available from Wheel Fun Rentals in White River State Park.

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an 8-mile bicycle and pedestrian-friendly path linking Downtown Indianapolis to several of Indy’s cultural districts. The Indy Greenways system includes over 60 miles of urban multi-use trails that connect people to neighborhoods, commercial districts, schools, parks, cultural features and historic sites throughout Indianapolis and Marion County.

Special Deals

Visit Indy’s Daily Deals offers printable discount coupons for attractions, recreation, restaurants, shopping, and more.

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