Planning a Trip to Indiana
Situated in the heart of the American Midwest, Indiana offers a welcoming atmosphere and a wealth of activities for domestic visitors and tourists from abroad. With world-class food festivals, freshwater beaches, and cultural opportunities, Indiana has something for every preference and budget.
Indiana is known for its one-of-a-kind food festivals. From the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne to the Feast of the Hunters' Moon in Lafayette, you are certain to experience unique regional cuisine and a lively atmosphere. If outdoor activities are your thing, head up to the state's northern border, which sits on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The white-sand beaches and endless hiking trails are some of the state's most popular destinations. When you book a trip with Orbitz.com, you can take advantage of the attractions that make Indiana stand out.
Best time to take a vacation to Indiana
The weather in Indiana can change dramatically by season. Summers are hot, and many days reach 90F. If you are planning to spend time on the beaches of Lake Michigan, July and August are the best months. The weather is most pleasant in the spring and fall; temperatures are cooler but still warm, and festivals abound around the state. Winters in Indiana can be very cold, especially if you are traveling to the northern part of the state. In the southern part of the state, temperatures usually reach 40F. With Orbitz.com, you can get low prices on rooms in Indiana during any month of the year.
Insider tips for Indiana travel
In the fall, Brown County is the best place to see the leaves change color. Visit the Brown County State Park, where the trees burst into color in late September and early October.
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
For an unusual festival experience, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso includes everything from popcorn statues to kids' games to the 5-mile Popcorn Panic race.
Although Pennsylvania is known for its Dutch Country, Indiana has a significant Amish settlement of its own. Visit Elkhart for buggy rides, crafts and unique food offerings.
If you visit during the summer, mingle with the locals at the many fairs. The biggest is the Indiana State Fair, which is held in Indianapolis.
Colts Training Camp
For sports lovers, the Colts annual training camp is a must-see. Watch the new players coming up, make bets, and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the field.
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Held each year in Mitchell, the Persimmon Festival celebrates the unique fruit. The festival includes food, carnival rides and a parade.
The Indiana Dunes are famous for their "singing sands," which make a soft noise when you walk.
Golfing in French Lick
The historic golf courses in French Lick offer some of the best putting in the state. With greens that stretch for miles, you'll never wear out a course.
Casinos in Anderson
If gambling is your thing, head to Hoosier Park, where you will find horse racing and a large casino.
Parke County, which is known as the covered bridge capital of the world, has more than 30 historic covered bridges.
Art lovers will be delighted with Zionsville, where independent galleries abound. Artists there work with glass, clay and nontraditional media.
Traders Point Creamery
One of the few places in the country where you can get bottled, grass-fed milk, Traders Point Creamery also offers tours and artisan cheese.
Check out the Uplands Wine Trail near Bloomington for vineyard tours and wine tasting at Indiana wineries.
Car lovers won't want to miss the Kokomo Speedway in Fort Wayne or the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend.
Comfort Food Trail
Experience the tastes of the Midwest on the Comfort Food Trail, which runs from Jeffersonville to New Harmony in southern Indiana.