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Situated on the banks of the White River, Indianapolis is a well-planned Midwestern city located in the state of Indiana. It started as a meatpacking and metalworking hub in the 1880s before emerging as the racing capital of the world. Come here to watch world-famous motor car races, attend a local festival, or enjoy tasty local food. You can book your Indianapolis car rental in advance with Enjoy Travel.
Guide to Indianapolis
Weather in Indianapolis
Indianapolis experiences a humid continental climate. Summers get quite hot and humid, with temperatures ranging between 82°F (27.8°C) and 66.2°F (19°C), and winters welcome moderate snowfall, with temperatures ranging between 33.4°F (0.8°C) and 21°F (-6.1°C). Thunderstorms are common during the summer months, so do be prepared if you are visiting in the summer, and always check the weather forecast before heading out.
When to visit Indianapolis
Racing fans should visit Indianapolis in March to witness the epic Indianapolis 500, the annual automobile race. Alternatively, visit the city in August to enjoy the fun-filled State Fair and Rib America Fest.
Things to do in Indianapolis
Indianapolis nature & culture
Start your day at 250-acre wide White River State Park to go on a morning stroll or sit down on one of the park benches and enjoy a reflective moment. Walk across the bridge to the Indianapolis Zoo to interact with orangutans at the International Orangutan Center within the zoo or play with dolphins at the Dolphin Pavilion. In the afternoon, head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the nation. It showcases over 50,000 valuable pieces including venerable Neo-Impressionist paintings by Paul Gaugin, who influenced other legends in the art world like Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.
Watch the Indy 500
Racing enthusiasts from around the world come to Indianapolis every year to watch the grand Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which welcomes over 1 million visits on average each year. The speedway has played an important role in automotive racing history and has been placed on both the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark. Aside from the Indy 500, it also hosts NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 and has previously been the location of choice for the Formula One United States Grand Prix.
Eating out in Indianapolis
Goose The Market is a paradise for lovers of cold cuts as they provide fresh deli meat and meat platters. Enjoy a juicy Batali sandwich (or Gander sandwich if you’re vegan) along with a glass of wine. You can also sign up for a cooking class to learn how to make smoked goose sausages. For a good brew made better by vintage arcade games, Tappers Arcade Bar is one of the best places to enjoy an old school game along with some of the best craft beers that Indianapolis has to offer.
Airport in Indianapolis
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is situated 12 miles from downtown. You can rent a car at the airport’s Ground Transportation Centre, located on the first floor of the Terminal Garage. It has the following car rental agencies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and Sixt.
If you prefer public transport, IndyGo public bus system runs around 30 routes throughout the city. Getting around the city is fairly easy if you're staying downtown as all the major attractions are within walking distance.
Driving in Indianapolis
If you plan to explore other parts of Indiana, a car would be the most cost-effective and convenient option. To travel across the state with flexibility and ease, renting a car in Indianapolis is best. Popular car rental agencies serving Indianapolis include Sixt, Thrifty, and Avis.