Indianapolis – Time to Cross America’s Crossroads
Serving as the county seat of Marion County and the capital of Indiana State in the U.S., Indianapolis city is at an elevation of 218 meters above sea level and located on the southeast of Lake Michigan. A high sufficiency global city declared as by Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Indianapolis is 33rd largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The city is home to more than 843,393 residents, making it the largest city in Indiana, 2nd largest city in the American Midwest, and 14th largest in the U.S. founded in the year 1821 as new seat of Indiana's state government, the city is often called as Crossroads of America. It is among the oldest planned city in the country and today it serves as a major center of economy, government, hospitality, education, trade, manufacturing and health services. English is the official language spoken by majority of people.
All flights coming to Indianapolis land at the Indianapolis International Airport which the primary airport is serving the city of Indianapolis. The airport is at a distance of 11 km from the city center and is directly linked to major cities across the world. The city has a humid continental climate and feature four distinct seasons. The summer months in Indianapolis last from May till August, with May being the wettest month of the year. During the spring and fall from September to October and from March to April, the weather is cool and comfortable, making them the best months to holiday in Indianapolis. The city experience very cold winter from November till February and temperatures can dip to as low as −2.2 °C. Snowfall is common during winter. International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indy's International Festival, Drum Corps International World Championships, Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indy Jazz Fest are among the many noted international cultural events hosted by Indianapolis.
When on a holiday in Indianapolis, start your tour by visiting the famous Indianapolis Museum of Art. A spacious park located in the north of city, the museum is famous for its four pavilions, each of which represent and display different arts from various parts of Americas. Children's Museum of Indianapolis is another popular sightseeing place which is full of exciting and innovative displays related to science, transportation and culture among other.
Indianapolis is world famous for tis sporting events and Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the most popular among all. This the most famous car race in Unites States and is world's biggest single-day sporting event. If you are a wildlife fanatic then plan a trip to Eagle Creek Park and Nature Preserve, famed for being the largest municipal parks in the United States. Monument Circle (built to commemorate the dead of the Civil War), White River State Park (a perfect place for relaxing), Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art (displaying remarkable collection by the Indianapolis businessman Harrison Eiteljorg), Indianapolis Zoo, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indiana World War Memorial and State Capitol Building are some of the prime attractions tourists should nto miss in Indianapolis.
Eating and Shopping
The city which is famous for being among the best downtowns in the United States, thus it goes without saying that it is a foodie’s haven. The city boasts of having more than 330 restaurants and end number of bars, pubs, cafes and fast food chains that churn out some of the tastiest and unique items. A cosmopolitan hub, the city also has numerous specialized restaurants that serve wide array of international cuisines. The local cuisine of Indianapolis has a vivid influence of British, Irish and German cuisines and some of the local delicacies which you should try here are – local beer, Beer Truffles, Batali Sandwich, gin, tonic and fried pork tenderloin. Tourists should visit the City Market where hundreds of street food vendors sell variety of dishes at affordable prices.
Shopping in Indianapolis is a luxury for travelers of all budgets. From large malls to street side vendors, from luxury stores and boutiques to street markets, the option of shopping in Indianapolis in limitless. The Fashion Mall, Circle Centre, Castleton Square Mall, Mass Ave, Fountain Square, Broad Ripple, Indianapolis Museum of Art Store and Clay Terrace are among the most popular malls and shops in the city. If you are a bargain shopper then visit County Line Emporium Flea Market, Liberty Bell Flea Market, Peddlers Mall West Flea Market, South Side Flea Market and Irvington Flea Market. From fresh fruits, vegetables to cloths, electronic and music, everything is available at these flea markets. Please note that most of the flea markets are held on particular day and generally operate from 10 am till 6 pm, so plan your schedule accordingly.
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