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INDY IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Here in Indianapolis, you can advance your career while living your best life. With booming businesses, hopping hotspots, and plenty of things to do, the Indy region offers countless opportunities for you to pursue your passions. Because whether you’re a lifelong Hoosier or a brand-new visitor, there’s always something new for you to discover. 

Indyfluence gives you an insider’s look into the Indianapolis region, introducing you to our community. From hiking trails to local restaurants, these articles highlight some of our favorite places and people around Indy. With Indyfluence as your guide, it’s easy to become an Indyfluencer yourself—even if you’re working remotely!

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Indy Restaurants for Eating International

Indy Restaurants for Eating International

There may be nothing quite like hearty Midwestern comfort food, but Indy offers authentic international cuisine even in the nation’s heartland. With diverse local restaurants and eateries, you can travel all around the culinary world without ever needing to leave the...

Camp IndyHub

Camp IndyHub

Julia Joins InWhen I say Camp, you say IndyHub! Did you have summer camp plans that got cancelled? Well, maybe not, because you’re an adult, but I have a perfect alternative for you anyways! IndyHub is putting on amazing programming for the entire month of July. It’s...

A Guide to Indianapolis Museums

A Guide to Indianapolis Museums

With the pandemic keeping us homebound, we’ve all been missing the quiet joy of a day trip to the museum. After months of staying closed and socially distant, Indy and all of its beautiful museums are slowly reopening to visitors. But until they do, we’re here to...

Exploring Indy Parks

Exploring Indy Parks

Julia Joins InOne of the things that makes Indianapolis such a great city is that in the span of minutes you can escape the urban jungle for some scenic greenery. The weather is finally getting better—goodbye rain-filled spring!—and summertime Indianapolis is ready to...

10 Places in Indy to Pick Up a New Hobby

10 Places in Indy to Pick Up a New Hobby

Hobbies are a great way to pass the time, create new things, and keep us from binging The Office on Netflix for the fiftieth time. But the hardest part of picking up a new hobby is usually just figuring out where to start! After all, YouTube tutorials can only help so...

The Black Lives Matter Indy Mural Project

The Black Lives Matter Indy Mural Project

Julia Joins In "An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose."         - Langston Hughes  Downtown Indianapolis is usually distinguishable by its vibrant and busy streets. The electronic Dancing...

Hidden Gems in Indy

Hidden Gems in Indy

Every city has its secrets! And whether you’re new in town or you’ve been exploring Indy all your life, there are always more places to discover. We all love the hole-in-the-wall shops and indie restaurants hidden between the popular stops, but it’s not always easy to...

Best Spots to Grab a Drink in Indy

Best Spots to Grab a Drink in Indy

When you’ve had a long day, sometimes you deserve a bit more than just a basic vodka soda. If you’re looking for a place with quality drinks and craft cocktails, Indianapolis’ streets are lined with options for just that. Overwhelmed? Luckily, Indyfluence has put...

Date Night Ideas in Indy

Date Night Ideas in Indy

Sometimes dinner and a movie just isn’t gonna cut it. Before you start panic-Googling the nearest place to buy flowers, check out this list Indyfluence compiled of some of the best date spots in Indianapolis. Fortunately, Indy has plenty of options that are unique and...

How Indy became the Sports Capital of the World

How Indy became the Sports Capital of the World

Beginning back in the 1970s, Indianapolis leaders made a concentrated effort to bring athletic teams, events, and governing bodies to the city. They’d been looking for a smart, effective way to revitalize the region’s economy and bring Indy into the global spotlight,...

5 Best Indy Areas to Run

5 Best Indy Areas to Run

With its wide-open spaces and diverse scenery, Indianapolis is a runner’s dream. Whether you stick to downtown’s urban trails or venture out to more rural pathways, Indianapolis provides many different places for you to hit the ground running. Indyfluence has listed...

Best Brunch Spots in Indy

Best Brunch Spots in Indy

You had me at “brunch”...  Very few things in life are better than pillowy pancakes and bottomless mimosas. Luckily, Indianapolis’ brunch scene has all that and so much more. So, grab a few of your besties and check out one of these brunch spots we’ve picked out for...

Top 10 Live Music Venues in the Indianapolis Area

Top 10 Live Music Venues in the Indianapolis Area

No matter what genre, space, or acoustics you’re looking for, Indy has a live music venue that fits the bill. Thanks to our central location, Indianapolis is visited by many touring musicians, and the city boasts lots of unique locations to see them play. From...