TOP 10 OUTINGS AROUND INDIANAPOLIS

Updated: Feb 6

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have scoured the city for the best – and most unique – date ideas. Whether you are hittin' the town with that special someone, or grabbing your best Galentine, check out our list of hot spots around Greater Indianapolis.


Grab a bite or beverage:


If you’ve never been to Meridian Restaurant & Bar, you simply must give it a go. Tucked away on Meridian St, this 2 story log cabin was built in the 1880s and has been beautifully restored to a fine dining experience.

Meridian Restaurant & Bar | Upscale New American Comfort Food (meridianonmeridian.com)

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Indy’s “original retro bar,” Nicky Blaine’s, is located on Monument Circle and is the perfect spot for a night cap. Walking down the steps feels like you’re entering another world – red carpet, leather chairs, jazz, cocktails & cigars – need we say more??


Nicky Blaine's Home Page - Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge

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Located at the top of the Hyatt Regency, you’ll find The Eagle’s Nest. Enjoy romantic rooftop dining at the only revolving restaurant in Indianapolis, featuring a 360° view of the downtown skyline.

Downtown Indianapolis Restaurants | Hyatt Regency Indianapolis



Express yourself:


Sharpen your chef skills by taking one of Nestle Inn’s cooking classes. They offer group, private and team building options. Known in town as “not your grandma’s B&B,” you can make a night of it by staying in one of their modernized guest rooms.

Indianapolis Cooking Classes - Indianapolis, Indiana | Nestle Inn (nestleindy.com)

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Penn & Beech Candle Co, on Mass Ave, is not just a candle store. Their “pour your own” experience is the perfect excursion. Scent experts will guide you through more than 100 fragrances to help you design a custom product perfectly tailored to your preferences. Reservations are recommended.

Pour Your Own In Store Experience – Penn & Beech Candle Co. (pennandbeech.com)

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Looking to relieve some stress? At Wreck-a-Room, you can do just that! Smash things, break things, destroy things – and no mess to clean up! Make sure to read all the FAQs if it is your first time!

FAQ - Wreck-A-Room Anger Room - Indianapolis Anger Room Smash Room



Spa Day:


The Indianapolis Salt Cave, inside a historic firehouse in Indianapolis, is a Halotherapy Wellness Center and Holistic Spa offering various types of salt therapies and holistic treatments. Choose between a salt cave session, hand & foot detox, or sauna. They even have a couples package you can purchase!

Indianapolis Salt Cave (indysaltcave.com)

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60 minutes, completely free from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, in a luxurious and soothing environment awaits you at A Place To Float. There is a whole list of potential benefits from this treatment, from relieving stress and anxiety to enhancing mindfulness. Booking - A Place To Float (floathelm.com)

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The spa experience at Woodhouse Spa in Zionsville is the perfect place for you to treat yourself. Choose from over 70 spa services available to help you relax & rejuvenate. Conveniently located in Zionsville, near 106th & Michigan, you can pop over for 1 treatment or schedule a few and make a day of it!

Woodhouse Day Spas - Zionsville, IN (woodhousespas.com)



Kick it old school:

If you are in to video games, the 80s, or just want to feel like a kid again – head to one of Indy’s arcade bars. Designed for the kid in all of us, you can have your grown up drinks while you play the games of days gone by. Check out Tappers Arcade Bar – Indianapolis' first retro arcade bar or 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Indy (16-bitbar.com) for some old school fun!




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