Plan your spring break Indy staycation


If you’re sticking close to campus this spring break, make it a staycation to remember! Indianapolis is an action-packed city filled with sports, eclectic neighborhoods and unique attractions. Use your time off from school to relax and have some fun just minutes away from IU Indianapolis.

Top things to do around the city 

  1. Challenge your friends to duckpin bowling at Pins Mechanical Co. Special deal: lanes are only $3.00 per person from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays. *Pins becomes a 21+ venue after 8 p.m.
  2. Battle zombies in a completely immersive VR experience. Gear up at Sandbox VR  for “the world’s most advanced virtual reality.”
  3. Enjoy a movie at Living Room Theater or Tibbs Drive-In Theatre.
  4. Explore the art, exhibits and grounds at Newfields. Did you know IU Indianapolis students can get a free annual membership? Just show a valid campus email address and proof of enrollment to the Guest Services desk.
  5. Take a ride around one of Indy’s premier bike trails, like the Monon or Cultural Trail. Don’t have a bike on campus? Use the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare to rent and pick up/drop off your bike at stations spread throughout the city.
  6. Grab a sweet treat at Gordons Milkshake Bar. From the birthday cake flavor to lactose free options, this is THE place to get a milkshake.
  7. Create your own candle at Penn & Beech. Pick different scents to make a unique candle mixed and poured by YOU.
  8. Get your golf on. Both Back 9 Golf and Entertainment and Top Golf (Fishers) have driving ranges and great food for a fun night with friends.
  9. Take a day trip to Carmel. Just north of Indy, Carmel is bustling with events and entertainment. Check out the city’s new Midtown Plaza or Arts and Design District.
  10. Visit winter-loving animals like Alaskan brown bears, red pandas, seals, and more at the Indianapolis Zoo

Events happening this week

Indiana Pacers Basketball Game 
March 13, 7 p.m. at Gainbridge Fieldhouse 
Embrace your inner Hoosier and cheer on the city's NBA team as they take on the Chicago Bulls. 

5K Shamrock Run/Walk
March 16, 11 a.m. at 748 Mass Ave (race starting line)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by taking part in this four-mile run that ends at the Bottleworks District. Grab a bite at the Garage Food Hall and enjoy live music as part of the event. 

Monster Energy AMA Supercross
March 16, 6:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium 
At the Supercross FanFest, get an insider’s look as teams prepare, practice and qualify for the main event. Activities include video game rig, pump track, toy play tables and exhibitions.