Looking for some exciting things to do in Indianapolis for weekend date night? Check out my top Indianapolis activities for couples!
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Looking for a fun couples, date night activity
While you're in this area, head a little farther south and stop by our favorite local standby, Sun King, to experience their downtown tasting room, the original of their ever-growing number. It has lovely outdoor seating in the large parking lot, as well!
Love local beer? Check out my list of the best breweries in Indianapolis!
Monument Circle & The City Market
The first thing you'll want to discover is The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, "the Monument," as it's inevitably referenced by locals, itself. At Christmas time, Indianapolis gathers to watch the Monument be lit-up as a gigantic, concrete Christmas tree.
Standing tall at 284 feet, The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated in 1902, completing thirteen years of construction. The ten-ton Victory statue adorns the top of the Monument, facing South, to welcome our boys home from the war. If you're interested, you can climb the Monument, or take a very tiny elevator part of the way, for a very small fee. The Monument is also home to a small Civil War Museum and a gift shop.
The Civil War in Indiana
Contributing more than 200,000 soldiers to the Union war effort, Indiana was a staunch supporter of the Federal cause, despite initial reluctance and the southern portion of the state's ties to the South. Indiana experienced two Confederate raids, one of which is explored at Conner Prairie, should you venture north of the city limits. 25,000 of those Hoosiers never returned.
Explore Quirky Mass Ave
My favorite spot in Indianapolis gets the shortest segment on this blog post? Luckily, I've already compiled my list of the best restaurants on Mass Ave, which you'll want to be sure to read before you visit this area.
Extra credit: Learn how to make macarons on Mass!
Bike the Indianapolis Cultural Trail
Learn more about Fountain Square, one of the neighborhoods you'll discover on the Cultural Trail!
Visit the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
In the summer, the Harrison home boasts one of the best fundraisers in Indy, its annual croquet competition, Wicket World of Croquet.
Get a drink at St Elmo's Steakhouse
Dig at Midland Arts and Antiques
Love antiques? You'd be forgiven for thinking Midland, a bit shabby and right off the interstate, isn't the place for you, but you'll be surprised! We've spent many a happy Sunday afternoon looking through its wares.
Stop by Flat12/RAD's beer garden afterward to reward yourselves for a job well done.
Extra credit: Grab pizza at King Dough
Oh and did I mentioned there's a beer garden (open during the pandemic, but will close for winter) and (sometimes) a pop-up noodle shop? And during the summer they show old movies outdoors under the stars? And at Christmas they light up the entire ground and serve spiked hot drinks while you explore the Christmas wonderland?
Extra credit: Crown Hill Cemetery
Take a Hike
at Fort Benjamin Harrison
and if you like hiking...
Sadly, the next two suggestions are not available because of the pandemic
Take in an Indianapolis Indians' Baseball Game
And while you're in the area, stop by Rick's Cafe Boatyard, for drinks and views of Eagle Creek!
Stop by Victory Field, home of Indianapolis's AAA baseball team, the Indianapolis Indians. With seats under $20, plenty of space to spread out, and local beer deals on tap, an evening at Victory Field is a perfect summer Indy night.
See a Show at the Indianapolis Repertory Theater
Indianapolis has its own local theatre company, which performs affordable, but excellent, shows at the Indianapolis Repertory Theater downtown! With a mix of old favorites and original productions, there's something for everyone, each season!
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