Top Picks to Explore Indy

You’re in Indy for a day of meaningful conversation and now you’re on the hunt for the best grub and action to keep the ideas flowing. With more than 250 restaurants and countless entertainment options in the heart of the city, here’s a list of our top picks to help you narrow down your options:

Breakfast at Café Patachou: Topping the list as one of Gourmet Magazine’s healthiest restaurants in the nation, Patachou reigns as one of Indy’s favorite breakfast and lunch staples. Patachou seems to steal its notoriety mostly from the menu’s cinnamon toast or broken yolk sandwich.

Explore the Indianapolis Museum of Art: Home to one of the largest museum art parks in the country, 100 acres to be exact, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is a site to see! Bring your walking shoes and enjoy ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks scattered throughout this Hoosier landscape.

Lunch on the Move: With more than 65 food trucks to choose from, you’re bound to find something up your alley (literally). Be on the lookout for a few of our favorite mobile eateries: Groovy Guys Fries, Scratch Truck, Duos Indy, Flying Cupcake, Nicey Treat, and Spice Box. For a food truck locations and menus, follow the Food Truck Alliance on Twitter at @IndyFTA.

Tour the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: Winding through Indy’s six cultural districts, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an eight-mile urban trail and the newest way for visitors to explore our city. People for Public Spaces named the Trail “the biggest and boldest step by any American city” – check it out for yourself. Bike rentals are available at the Indy Bike Hub located in the Indianapolis City Market.

Indy Olé: This new tacos and tequila joint brings a little bit of western flare to the south end of Mass Ave. Bakersfield on Mass diners enjoy their a la carte street taco menu, fresh guacamole and mason jar margaritas. Whether you’re sitting on an oversized picnic table or along the jam-packed bar, you’ll enjoy the sounds of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn playing overhead.

An Evening at Heartland Film Festival: Indy will once again play host to filmmakers from around the world during the 21st annual Heartland Film Festival. This 10-day film (October 17-27) festival offers moviegoers a rare glimpse at independent, international, short, and feature length films. It’s your chance to see inspired films you can’t see anywhere else and to meet the filmmakers that made them.

 This blog post was written by our friends at Visit Indy.

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