Whether you’re here for business or for pleasure, Indianapolis is a wonderful city to visit and explore. And fortunately, it is also home to many affordable options for sightseeing, dining, attractions and accommodations.
So don’t break the bank – here are some great ways to save money when traveling in this capital city.
Walk Along the White River
A city built along the White River, a visit to Indianapolis just isn’t complete without taking a tour of the White River State Park. Covering over 250 acres, the Park is one of 6 designated cultural districts in Indianapolis. Stroll through the Park to enjoy green spaces, public art, segway tours, memorials, and much more.
Get on the Water at the Indiana Central Canal
If you’re interested in more outdoor activities, spend an afternoon at the Indiana Central Canal – a canal system dug in the early 1800s. Stretching north through White River State Park to 11th Street, the Canal provides an excellent environment for walking, running, biking and sightseeing. Rent a pedal boat or kayak and head out on the water!
Browse Eclectic Goodies at Broad Ripple
For a taste of local shops and culture, head over to the Broad Ripple Village, just 6 miles north of downtown Indianapolis. Here you’ll find all kinds of entertainment and shopping options, ranging from vinyl record shops, to vintage stores, to Big Hat Books, and many more.
Check out the Indiana State Museum
Though not free, the ticket prices for the Indiana State Museum are quite reasonable and certainly worth the cost. Spend a rainy afternoon touring the Museum, examining exhibits of art, science, and culture – specifically, the Age of Ice, Ancient Seas, Birth of the Earth, Enterprise Indiana, and the Crossroads of America.
Staying at an extended stay property gives you the option of cooking your own meals – a nice alternative for the budget conscious traveler (especially on longer trips).
If you are interested in the culinary scene in Indianapolis, try some of these highly recommended budget eats:
Extended stay travel accommodations are an excellent option for traveling on a budget, providing you with a lower overall price, as well as the amenities to prepare some of your own meals. Take a look at the InTown Suites properties available in the city’s East, North, and Northwest areas, starting at just $179.99 a week.