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Popular amenities for Indianapolis vacation rentals

Stay near Indianapolis's top sights

Lucas Oil Stadium312 locals recommend
Indianapolis Motor Speedway322 locals recommend
Indianapolis Zoo311 locals recommend
Children's Museum of Indianapolis362 locals recommend
Circle Centre Mall204 locals recommend
Bankers Life Fieldhouse210 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Indianapolis

  • Total rentals

    4.9K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    3.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    270 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.3K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2.5K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    151K reviews

Your guide to Indianapolis

All About Indianapolis

Nestled amid Indiana’s beautiful green pastures and farmland, Indianapolis is one of the largest cities in the Midwest and serves as the state’s capital and cultural hub. Its streets are full of soaring skyscrapers, grand government buildings, and Art Deco masterpieces. A variety of vibrant murals add splashes of color to the urban landscape, and the riverfront promenade offers sweeping views of the White River. An eight-mile walking trail connects Indy’s cultural districts, a convenient thoroughfare for exploring the city’s top attractions without getting behind the wheel of a car.

Then again, cars helped put Indianapolis on the map. Just beyond downtown, you’ll find its legendary speedway, home to one of the country’s most famous motor circuits. People come from all over the world to catch a race here and visit the on-site museum. If motorsports exhaust you, Indianapolis and its surrounding area has plenty of green space to go around, including a handful of top-notch parks like Brown County State Park and Mounds State Park, where you’ll find well-marked trails full of locals hiking and biking in no particular hurry.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Indianapolis

Indianapolis experiences cold winters, hot summers, and mild temperatures in the spring and fall. Although the weather in Indiana can be extreme, there is no bad time to secure an Indianapolis vacation rental. During the spring, summer, and fall, you can take advantage of the walkable downtown and riverfront promenade and put some mileage in on the nearby hiking trails. In winter, the downtown lights up in a sea of Christmas lights, and you can go sledding on one of the many hills or lace up your ice skates for a whirl around one of the city's many outdoor skating rinks. Indianapolis hosts several city-wide festivals and events, including a lively St. Patrick's Day Festival in March, a celebration of independent film in April, and a world-famous car race in May with more than 50 events and programs. In August, the Indiana State Fair rolls out 17 days of concerts, carnival rides, and high-caloric snacks like deep-fried cheesecake bites.

Top things to do in Indianapolis

Conner Prairie Park

This fascinating living history museum, located in a northwest suburb of Indy, takes you back in time to the 19th century. Experience life in a small prairie town, learn about Indiana's role in the Civil War by visiting a recreated army camp, and discover how human-crewed flight became possible by riding in a tethered hot air balloon.

Monon Trail

Following the historic railway line that connected Indianapolis to Chicago, the Monon Trail is a 27-mile rail-trail that you can follow on foot or bike. The path takes you through residential neighborhoods, emerald green fields, and farmland and across brightly colored bridges as you make your way out of the city.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Located within the 2.5-mile oval track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this museum is home to the Indianapolis Speedway Hall of Fame and more than 25 winning cars representing more than a century of motor-racing history. Don’t leave without taking a selfie from inside a real race car.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Indianapolis?

    Indianapolis experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers can be hot and humid, with temperatures reaching 85°F (29°C) while winters can get quite cold, with temperatures often dipping below 32°F (0°C). Spring and fall are generally mild and pleasant.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Indianapolis?

    In Indianapolis, you can explore the vibrant arts scene at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, take a leisurely walk along the Canal Walk, or engage with the history of motor racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum. Families often enjoy the Indianapolis Zoo and Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Indianapolis?

    The most popular time to visit Indianapolis is during the summer months from June to August when the weather is warm. During this time, the city hosts events like the Indy Pride Festival and the Indiana State Fair. Spring is also a favored time due to the renowned Indianapolis 500 motor race.

  • What are the best places to stay in Indianapolis?

    Downtown Indianapolis is popular for its close proximity to attractions like Monument Circle and the Indiana Convention Center. Broad Ripple Village is loved for its artsy vibe and local eateries, while Fountain Square is known for its historic charm, cultural diversity, and vibrant nightlife.

  • What are the best places to visit in Indianapolis?

    Popular places to visit in Indianapolis include the Eiteljorg Museum, showcasing Native American and Western art, the Indiana State Museum, featuring historic artifacts, and the Mass Ave arts district, known for its eclectic shops and restaurants. The Indiana War Memorial and Monument Circle also draw many visitors.

  • What are some hiking trails in Indianapolis?

    The Eagle Creek Park trails, White River Wapahani Trail, and the Monon Rail Trail are some of the frequently suggested hiking trails in Indianapolis. The Fort Harrison State Park also has a number of trails suited for different skill levels.

  • What are some family activities to do in Indianapolis?

    Families can enjoy interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, see a variety of animals at the Indianapolis Zoo, or engage in science-based activities at the Indiana State Museum. The White River State Park also hosts a variety of outdoor family-friendly activities.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Indianapolis?

    Day trips from Indianapolis might include a visit to Brown County State Park, which is filled with hiking and biking trails, or a journey to the historic town of Madison. You could also explore the Conner Prairie living history museum, or marvel at the scenic beauty of Turkey Run State Park.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Indianapolis?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,290 vacation rentals in Indianapolis featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Indianapolis?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Indianapolis. Choose from more than 1,340 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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