Hamilton County Tourism

An affordable getaway is closer than you think. Enjoy local dining, live music, art and adventure. Discover it all, just north of Indianapolis.


An affordable getaway is closer than you think. Enjoy local dining and entertainment in Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville. Discover it all, just north of Indy.

Carmel's downtown districts give visitors options to explore storefronts and restaurants, all uniquely Carmel. The brand-new Monon Boulevard ties together the Arts & Design District, Midtown Plaza and City Center with biking and pedestrian pathways, awe-inspiring art sculptures and green spaces to gather. Start on Main Street by browsing artisan shops and galleries. Wander south and grab a pint or craft cocktail on a rooftop patio to watch the world go by from above. Stroll down the sidewalk and toast to the day with a glass of champagne, a decadent slice of cake and world-class performance at The Center for the Performing Arts. Settle into your room at the new, luxurious Hotel Carmichael boutique hotel with art and music touches throughout.

Vibrant. Innovative. Forward- Thinking. Ever-Changing. This list isn't describing a Fortune 500 company; rather, a place that has transformed from town to thriving city in the blink of an eye. With the growth comes new places to eat, shop and explore for the visitor and the resident, like the brand-new Fishers District with restaurant accelerator, Fishers Test Kitchen, to develop rising chefs. A place that packs the house for weekday and weekend concerts under the stars at the newly renovated amphitheater in the Nickel Plate District. Grab a pint at the local brewery, sit back on the patio and listen to the music in the air. Rooted in history of early settlement, Fishers teaches its heritage to future generations at Conner Prairie, a Smithsonian Institute affiliate outdoor history museum.

"Hipstoric." It's not technically a real word, but if you looked it up in the dictionary you'd find a photo of a charming town square, complete with red bricks lining the streets and a magnificent courthouse capturing your attention.. Interact with local artists creating in their studios and try it for yourself with a mini art project to go. And if you get hungry along the way, there's great local dining steps away. Enjoy a tranquil space along the serene White River, where you can walk alongside the flowing water or hop in a kayak or canoe. End the evening rocking out to your favorite artist at a world-class outdoor concert amphitheater, Ruoff Music Center.

Westfield's rise to prominence as a youth sports capital has been a home run for the sports complex that welcomes thousands of athletes and families year-round, as well as the community. You're bound to hear the cheers and shouts of teams competing for glory at Grand Park—it's a massive, 400-acre campus after all. But perhaps the best Cinderella story isn't found on the field or the court, but in a city celebrated as a culinary destination attracting foodies far and wide. Within a mile radius, you can savor mouthwatering barbecue, exquisite sushi, a hefty Indiana pork tenderloin sandwich, homemade ice cream, craft cocktails and more.

Hamilton County Tourism