From pop art and public parks to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy has a helping of local attractions to keep any couple content for more than the length of the average honeymoon. However, if your fingers get to itching and your feet feel like wandering, we have a few extra adventures up our sleeves just for you. Whether you’re on an art-hunting track, or simply searching for a change of scenery, we think you’ll find these options totally day trip worthy.
Home to Indiana University, Bloomington is also an up-and-coming destination for viticulturists and foodies alike. Whether you and your love are seeking out satiety through traditional Midwest comfort food or working to expand your ethnic horizons even while remaining within the state of Illinois, Bloomington has a restaurant for you. Farm Bloomington touches both bases – here, locally sourced ingredients are combined with globally-inspired flavor profiles (and an award-winning espresso chili-rubbed bison burger). On the wine front, head to Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard for beautiful scenery and one of the vineyard’s picnics. Self-guided tours of the vineyard and tastings of up to eight local varietals included.
Only 45 miles from downtown Indianapolis, Brown County’s main attractions are sweet and simple: the small historic village of Nashville, Indiana, and Brown County State Park. The state’s largest park, Brown Country has more than 16,000 acres of fresh, green, forest and miles of trails, and promises the best of Indiana’s outdoors. Recreation options include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking – and a privately owned zip line course resides right down the road. Meanwhile, Nashville is home to rows of eclectic shops, cafes and art galleries, as well as cute cabins for overnight visitors.