The biggest game of the year is but a few days away, and if you’re excited as we are at SuiteTrip HQ then you’re probably already working on your scale model Super Bowl stadium made out of snack food. Our own man in charge, Rafel, came into work wearing Tom Brady footie pajamas this week, no doubt in tribute to his undying love for the salacious Patriots quarterback.
Those of you lucky enough to have tickets to the game, however, have much more on your minds.Indianapolis is a city of almost a million people, the largest in the state of Indiana and the Midwestern epicenter of pleasantries, good warm food and cozy winter nights. In addition to the game of the year there is plenty to see and do in this metropolis, which means research, patience and a little bit of savvy. We’ve distilled out some of the best data in the community for your planning pleasure.
A great central research point can be found in the Associated Press article highlighting the best things to see and do in Indy. It’s chock full of juicy suggestions ranging from a visit to Butler University to see the Hinkle Fieldhouse to a stop at the Slippery Noodle for a historic drink.
Which reminds us. Drinking is going to be a serious part of your weekend in Indianapolis, so make sure that you’re well prepared for your journey. Metromix has an interesting cross section of dive bars with tepid reviews, and you’ll even find our personal favorite on that list: Dormans in East Indy. True story: last time we were in Indy for a conference we wandered into Dormans in the middle of the night and left with an invitation to a friendly resident’s home for dinner the next day. We took up that invitation for one of the most memorable meals of our lives. May you have similar luck.
Another great resource is over at CNN Travel, where Katia Hetter gives us a rundown with tips ranging from the varied music scene to local food to kids activities. Make sure that you also check out the comments section below the article for some healthy tips from the readers — it’s those that often contain the most interesting insight.
Finally, don’t forget to keep track of social media for some on-the-fly destination tips. Travel writer Kelsey Timmerman (@KelseyTimmerman) hails from the area and is always full of useful information. Hashtag #superbowl is where official tweets from the even will be landing, so if you have questions you can always lob them into twitter for the teeming millions to respond. Chances are, however, that you’ll find enough real-life tips among the residents to help you on your way.