The summer season was, at one point, associated with slowing down. But between graduations, weddings, family cookouts and summer camps it seems that summer is as busy as ever. And busyness leaves us craving a break – a getaway or escape that lets us take back the slowness that once characterized the season. But who has time for an entire weekend away?

Save time and recharge with a quick daytrip to Hamilton County, no overnight required!

Bub Holes

Start your day with a quick brunch at Bub’s Café in Carmel. Don’t forget to order the famous Bub Holes – donut holes as big as your fist! From there, hop on a Carmel Bike Share bike and go for a quick 2.5-mile pedal to the Monon Community Center Waterpark. Purchase a day pass and spend a few hours lounging on a lawn chair, practicing your surf tricks on the Flowrider or riding the lazy river.


 Tenderloin Trail

 For an authentic Hamilton County lunch, look no further than the Tenderloin Trail! If your plans bring you to Hamilton County on a Tuesday during the month of July, you’ll be just in time for Tenderloin Tuesdays. Beginning June 28 and running through July 26, find deals and discounts on the signature Hoosier sandwich at 20 restaurants throughout Hamilton County.


 Arts and Design

 After lunch, shop it off in the Arts and Design District. Enjoy the air conditioning inside several art galleries, the Indiana Design Center and Silver in the City. Once your eyes have feasted on local art, bike a few minutes north to Clay Terrace for airy summer shopping.

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

 For your evening entertainment, find waterfront dining at Lazy FroggBella Vita or Wolfie’s and prepare to rock out! Find outdoor summer concerts every night of the week at venues like the Nickel Plate District AmphitheaterConner PrairieKlipsch Music Center and more.


Luke Bryan 

Tenderloin Tuesday 

Happy daytripping!