As strong, successful, working individuals, we look forward to the weekends to relax and celebrate the hard work that went into the week. When it comes to making plans however, it can be difficult to know where to start!
Indianapolis has several hidden gems that even locals may not know about. Sometimes the best way to experience a weekend in Indy is to try something new, because you never know what you will find. For those of you who are excited to get your weekend started, but aren’t quite sure what’s on the itinerary, take a look at our short list of ideas to get you started!
Come stroll through this historic landmark, located in the heart of downtown, Indianapolis. The market is filled with vendors selling unique gifts and tasty treats. Be on the lookout for a couple of vendors inside the market selling downright delicious gryos!
Don’t miss the Original Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., May through October. Located on Market Street in front of the Indianapolis City Market, the Farmer’s Market is rich with outstanding produce, dairy products, meats, flowers and more! The beautiful downtown scenery alongside the historic City Market building make for a perfect photo-op with friends along the way.
This craft brewery located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis is the talk of the town! The relaxed and open environment supports conversation amongst visitors while offering a variety of ales, both traditional and experimental.
The coolest part is that they donate a percentage of their profits to animal and wildlife organizations… oh, and you can bring your dog with you! Pets are allowed inside the brewery, and they even have a dog park on-site. Metazoa offers Bunny Yoga on the first Saturday of every month! The brewery is 21+, so minors are not allowed inside.
Symphony on the Prairie:
Spend your Friday evening in Fishers, Indiana at the Symphony on the Prairie. Conner Prairie brings an enhanced summer series to the Prairie while maintaining the beloved traditions that the guests have come to expect. Come enjoy beautiful weather on a warm summer evening while the music takes you away.
Concerts like “The Music of Queen” or “Broadway Hits conducted by Jack Everly” will engulf you into a complete musical experience. With a variety of artists in this summer’s lineup, there is something musical for every taste.
Some people may not realize it, but Indiana is known for its’ beautiful scenery and hidden ‘rolling hills’. There are several parks across the state of Indiana, and one of the most unique parks is located right in Indianapolis! Fort Harrison State Park began as a military facility back in the early 1900’s. It was named for the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, an Indianapolis native.
The 1,700-acre park now features hiking trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek, horseback riding and more! The Former Military Training Camp is preserved around the camp. You will experience a unique blend of history and landscape at Fort Harrison State Park.
Celebrate your Saturday night at this local favorite. 1209 Distillery is by far a special hidden gem in the heart of Fletcher Place. Named for the date the Prohibition was repealed, 1205 celebrates the right to enjoy excellent spirits. The small batch distillery is locally owned and uses locally sourced ingredients to produce their unique spirits.
The intimate, open concept environment is comfy and encourages good conversation. When you stop in make sure to introduce yourself to the staff and order a Rhubarb Smash! This tasty cocktail is made with the 1205 Artisan Vodka, Rhubarb Liquor, lemon juice and simple syrup.