Winters are cold, particularly January, and the city gets a few significant snowfalls each year. Summers are warm but can be very humid. Late spring (April and May) and autumn (September, October into November) are the best times weather-wise to book flights to Indianapolis.
Peak season in Indianapolis depends on your travel interests. If you’re flying to Indianapolis for sports-centric entertainment, weather isn’t as big of a concern as getting tickets to the game. If your Indianapolis travel plans happen over Indy 500 weekend, book your flight to Indianapolis and accommodation in advance. This 500-Mile race is a high energy automobile race that is held annually on the last weekend in May. This is undoubtedly the busiest time in the city and hotels fill up fast.
June, July and August are hot and humid, but if you can handle the heat you’re bound to find plenty of cheap flights to Indianapolis and discounted hotel rates. Keep in mind the city can still be busy during this time because of school holidays and family trips.
Home of the Hoosiers, the Colts, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there is no shortage of activities for Indianapolis visitors. Take a flight to Indianapolis during basketball season and you’re likely to catch the Indiana University basketball team performing their best on the court. Made even more famous by the 1986 Gene Hackman film of the same name, the Hoosiers are legendary in Indianapolis and continue to push their way through to the championships. Even non-basketball fans will get caught up in the Hoosier-hype. If you book a flight to Indianapolis during football season, head to the RCA Dome and watch the Superbowl champs in action. Need something a little more fast-paced? Indianapolis welcomes millions of travellers every May to witness one of the biggest spectator sports of the year – the Indy 500. Join the other Indianapolis travellers for a weekend of speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
If you’re not a sports fan, there’s still plenty to do and see in Indianapolis. The city is divided into six cultural districts that extend from the centre of town. Chic boutiques, sidewalk cafes, live music bars and an over-abundance of eclectic restaurants line the city districts. During the summer months, the open-air Canal Walk state park features live concerts and festivals appealing to all personalities.
Driving is the best way to get around the city and you’ll be able to explore the Midwest countryside. Parking is ample at hotels and Indianapolis’ top sightseeing destinations.
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is located 7 miles southwest of the city centre.