Hotel at a Glance: Sybaris Pool Suites Indianapolis
Founded in 1974 by Chicagoan Ken Knudson as a retreat for married couples, the Sybaris Pool Suites hotel group has provided romantic getaways for more than 50,000 couples per year at five locations across the Midwest. Sybaris Pool Suites Indianapolis opened its doors in 1998 with 22 cottages, each outfitted with a jetted tub and most with a private pool heated to 92 degrees.
- Paradise pool suites: Each unit has a private 15-foot swimming pool with a soft-rain waterfall, jetted tub, misting steam room, decorative fireplace, and massage chair.
- Romantic spa gift basket helps to bring the relaxation to the next level. It includes goodies such as massage oil and bath salts.
- One-year Sybaris membership perks: You can make reservations at any Sybaris; you’ll also receive special discounts during your anniversary and birthday months.
Indianapolis: World-Class Museums and Sports Steeped in Midwestern Charm
Though it’s known worldwide for the Indy 500 that takes place each May, Indianapolis offers much more than motor sports. A gorgeous esplanade known as the Canal Walk snakes through downtown, passing cultural institutions such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Nearby, the turn-of-the-century Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument marks the very center of the city with a nearly 285-foot-high limestone statue with an observation deck at the top. And farther north, the famed Children’s Museum of Indianapolis draws more than a million visitors per year.
Indianapolis has also attracted a fair share of sports. The 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway allows rocket-shaped Indy cars to hit speeds upward of 230 mph and has a capacity of more than 250,000 spectators. Keep an eye out for a yard of bricks near the start/finish line, a leftover from the track’s original surface in 1909. Basketball fans can watch the Indiana Pacers hit the court at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Nearby at Lucas Oil Stadium, you can watch the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.