Comfortable Rooms Adjacent to Indianapolis International Airport
The Airport Service Award 2010 winner for best North American airport, the newly opened Indianapolis International Airport is almost a destination in and of itself. Its 1.2 million-square-foot terminal centers on a civic plaza ceilinged by a 230-foot-diameter skylight, and it is filled with nearly $4 million worth of artwork. Roughly a mile from this terminal, the newly renovated Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport houses well-appointed rooms that make for a peaceful transition between the friendly skies and a Midwestern metropolis.
In the morning, use your breakfast credit at Austin's for classic eats such as omelets, sausages, and blueberry pancakes before catching the complimentary 24-hour shuttle to the airport. This deal also comes with up to 10 days of free hotel parking, meaning round-trip travelers won’t have to pay for a taxi or catch a piggyback ride to get home from the airport.
Indianapolis: World-Class Culture Steeped in Midwestern Charm
Though it might not make traditional lists of Midwestern destinations, Indianapolis is a world-class city in the middle of rural Indiana that offers much more than the Indy 500. A gorgeous esplanade known as the Canal Walk snakes through the downtown, passing cultural institutions such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which offers free admission to its diverse collection of Asian, European, American, African, and X-Files–inspired art. The town's center comes to a point around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, a nearly 285-foot-high limestone statue with an observation deck at the top.
The area's agricultural legacy has also instilled a farm-to-table ethic that has produced exceptional chef-driven restaurants. Such establishments complement a bustling bar scene in Broad Ripple, a cultural district rife with art galleries, bakeries, and vintage stores.