It’s that time of year again: spring break. The kids are itching to shake off the cabin fever and go somewhere fun. Hamilton County, Indiana is the perfect place for a weekend with the family. If you're looking for spring break ideas in Indiana, look no further. Read below for a breakdown of the five reasons why your family should #VisitHC and explore Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and the four northern towns.
1. Hamilton County is accessible.
It’s no surprise that kids get antsy on road trips. You’ll be in Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, before you know it, because it’s just a two-hour drive from cities like Fort Wayne, South Bend, Cincinnati and Louisville and three hours from Chicago and Columbus, OH. Located at the crossroads of the Midwest, Hamilton County is easily accessible by major interstates, including I-69, I-65, I-70 and I-465.
2. Hamilton County is affordable.
Spring break shouldn’t break the bank. Hamilton County is a budget-friendly destination with affordable accommodations to make your stay comfortable. Plus, take advantage of special offers at restaurants and attractions and hotel deals.
3. Hamilton County has unique attractions.
“Conner Prairie is one of the best historical and educational attractions we have ever visited.” Chicago blogger Francesca of The Working Mom's Travels
Only in Hamilton County can you ride 350 feet in a helium-filled balloon, pet baby animals, visit Indiana settlers in 1800s Prairietown, climb a four-story treehouse and march alongside Civil War soldiers – all at one attraction: Conner Prairie, an outdoor interactive history museum.
Bike or walk along the Monon Trail, a paved pedestrian pathway that spans from Sheridan to Carmel and connects to Indianapolis.
4. Hamilton County has all-in-one family fun.
Hamilton County is home to popular family-friendly attractions that will keep the whole family entertained, rain or shine. Pack a swimsuit to enjoy the water slides and splash pads at the indoor water park at the Monon Community Center. Work together to solve clues and break out at The Escape Room Fishers. “Ooh” and “ahh” at the impressive miniature houses at the Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections. Or have a family competition at Topgolf, K1 Speed, Laser Flash or Pinheads.
5. Hamilton County has good food the kids and adults will love.
When the mid-afternoon meltdowns inevitably happen, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants that will satisfy the kids’ appetites. Dine local at eateries like Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream, Big Dog’s Smokehouse BBQ or Rosie’s Place. Adults will love Four Day Ray Brewing, a gastropub restaurant that’s family-friendly but also serves great local beer. Check out our restaurant guide for more tasty eats.