Category - Carmel, Indiana

Pete Dye, the Picasso of golf course design, began his career in Indianapolis when he transitioned from insurance sales to golf course builder. His work in the dirt is the foundation of modern golf course design and building. A trifecta of Dye-abolical golf courses in the Hamilton County area are a part of The Pete Dye Trail, a collection of Dye tracks that stretch from Culver to French Lick.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield, Indiana this year. Here are things to do for Independence Day in central Indiana, including details on where to see fireworks and parades.

There’s something extra special when you find a one-of-a-kind treasure after hours of browsing. Antique stores are chock-full of hidden gems, neat knick-knacks and historic pieces. Below, we highlight just a few of the places you can go antique shopping in Carmel, Noblesville and Westfield, Indiana.

May is National Bike Month, and there is no better place to explore than the bicycle-friendly communities of Hamilton County. National media outlets are taking note, including Fox News Travel naming Hamilton County as one of the best places to celebrate and save money. Not to mention, Carmel was recently named the #3 best small city for biking in the United States in a new study by nonprofit PeopleForBikes.

Read on to see how you can ride on in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield.

Golf and race enthusiasts are well aware that one of our nation’s favorite Pete Dye-designed golf courses races through the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Each year, the Indy 500 welcomes over 300,000 spectators during Memorial Day weekend.

The thrills at the Indy 500 are not the only goosebumps for drivers spending the holiday in Indianapolis. The driver in your golf bag may not reach the mph of a screaming 700 horse-powered racing machine, but your graphite-shafted whooping stick can go thrill seeking on the golf courses of Hamilton County.

One of the best things about summer is eating outdoors. Picnics at the park, cookouts in the backyard, breakfast on the porch…there’s just something relaxing about meals that include sunshine, breeze and birds.

A few crisp mornings remind us summer won’t last forever, and we’ll have to drag ourselves back inside. But before we do, let’s take advantage of every last meal we can enjoy outside. Below are some of my top picks for outdoor dining at restaurants across Hamilton County.