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Indianapolis Trip Guide

From iconic sports venues to stress-busting hotels, Indy provides a perfect urban escape.

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Comfort food at Recess.
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Where to eat

Cafe Patachou A charming cafe tempts breakfast-lovers with croissant French toast and omelets stuffed with local ingredients. Five locations around Indy. See reviews and ratings. (317) 925-2823; cafepatachou.com

Meridian Restaurant and Bar Located in a charming lodge-style house, Meridian serves an interesting mix of dishes, including a smoked corn soup and wild boar Bolognese. See reviews and ratings. (317) 466-1111; meridianonmeridian.com

Dunaway’s Palazzo Ossigeno The 1930 Art Deco building is on the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll find sea scallops, pastas, great calamari and a goat cheese salad served with roasted beets and sherry vinaigrette. See reviews and ratings. (317) 638-7663; dunaways.com

Harry and Izzy’s The hip sister of St. Elmo Steak House serves perfect steaks. See reviews and ratings. (317) 635-9594; harryandizzys.com 

The Libertine Liquor Bar Prohibition-era cocktails stand out, along with gourmet small plates. Try the signature deviled eggs flavor trio or the bacon flight served with homemade sauces. See reviews and ratings. (317) 631-3333; libertineindy.com

Rathskeller The menu at this grand old place is authentically German. A seasonal outdoor biergarten adds to the enjoyment. See reviews and ratings. (317) 636-0396; rathskeller.com 

R bistro We loved our panini of applewood-smoked bacon, watercress, avocado and tomato chutney at this eclectic restaurant that has an ever-changing menu. On Mass Ave. See reviews and ratings. (317) 423-0312; rbistro.com

Recess Located in South Broad Ripple, you’ll find Indiana-inspired comfort food. See reviews and ratings. (317) 925-7529; recessindy.com

St. Elmo Steak House Open since 1902, this clubby downtown spot offers exceptional service, fiery shrimp cocktail and the biggest wine list in Indiana. See reviews and ratings. (317) 635-0636; stelmos.com

Where to stay

Conrad Indianapolis Talk about serious pampering: The Conrad has marble bathrooms with generous soaking tubs. From $199. See reviews and ratings. (317) 713-5000; conradindianapolis.com 

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown New in 2010, the super-convenient Courtyard offers plush bedding and big windows framing White River State Park. From $219. See reviews and ratings. (317) 822-9029; downtownindyhotel.com

Omni Severin Hotel A beautiful renovation stuns at this 1913 hotel downtown. From $129. See reviews and ratings. (317) 634-6664; omnihotels.com

For information: Visit Indy (800) 323-4639; visitindy.com

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