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Art Lover Itinerary in Hamilton County, Indiana

Take a break and head out for an arts-inspired getaway in Hamilton County, Indiana – just north of Indy. There’s no shortage of local foods and spirits to enjoy or shops and outdoor public art to safely browse. In fact, three communities in Hamilton County are official state-designated cultural arts districts.

What to Expect:


Day 1

Check-in at your overnight accommodations – we recommend the new chic Hotel Carmichael in Carmel.

Enjoy an evening stroll along the Monon Trail in Carmel, and along the way stop at Sun King Brewing in Midtown for a hand-crafted cocktail and Union Brewing Company for beer flights and a great fire pit. Finish at divvy for tapas al fresca, located in Carmel's City Center.

Insider Tip: When you walk the Carmel Arts & Design District and Monon Trail, reference our handy public art map to easily find great local art.


Day 2

Make your way from Carmel to Noblesville for a breakfast on the patio at Rosie’s Place on the Historic Noblesville Square.

Insider Tip: Take two Ooey Gooey butter cookies for the trip home– one isn’t enough.

While on the Square, visit Nickel Plate Arts for a unique local art gallery experience. Then, stroll the Riverwalk for a special pop-up exhibit, Reflections on the Riverwalk, which includes 21 thoughtful excerpts of writings by Midwest authors.

If you are in town on a Saturday morning, browse local produce and artisan goods at the Noblesville Farmers Market.

We recommend lunch at Courtney's Kitchen, located just off the Square. Or, if you are in the mood for a burger, try Bru Burger.

Take the afternoon to relax in Forest Park, Federal Hill Commons or hanging out by the White River.

Finish the day with live music and a glass of wine outside at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery in Westfield. If you are looking for some other options closer to State Road 31 or 32, there are plenty of options on Park Street. If you are looking for cool patio dining with live music try Chiba or The Italian House on Park for great Italian, pasta and wine.


Day 3

After a fun-filled day, savor an unforgettable breakfast at Vivante at Hotel Carmichael or nearby Eggshell Bistro.

Shop in the Carmel Arts & Design District before heading home. Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery or Silver in the City are great places to pop in for a souvenir or unique gift.

If time allows, you will have to eat at The Cake Bake Shop. They have large slices of their decadent cake to share for the ride home.

Want all the options? The list below includes all the fun things mentioned above.


Hotel Carmichael

Hotel Carmichael in Carmel, Indiana is an architectural masterpiece designed to inspire a journey through history with all the...

Prairie Guest House Bed & Breakfast

This award winning historic Bed & Breakfast sits on a two acre farmhouse setting with mature native trees, beautiful gardens and a yoga...

The Monon Trail

The monon trail is perfect for biking, walking and running from downtown Indianapolis, through Broad Ripple, to Carmel and Westfield,...

Sun King Carmel

Sun King Carmel offers our handmade spirts, beer, and food from our partners: La Margarita, Pi, The Den by FoxGardin, and Queenie's...

Union Brewing Company

At Union Brewing Company, artisan ales are hand crafted, two barrels at a time using time honored traditions, natural ingredients and...

Carmel Arts & Design District

The Carmel Arts & Design District is an official Indiana Cultural District offering art galleries, design houses, boutiques, cafes,...

Rosie's Place - Noblesville

Rosie’s Place is a warm, inviting cafe on the square in Noblesville with two other locations in Carmel and Zionsville. The family-owned...

Historic Noblesville Square

Visit the Historic Noblesville Square for a bite at one of the many local eateries or shop 'til you drop at the charming shops around...

Nickel Plate Arts

Nickel Plate Arts invites you to start your adventure here and learn about the art class offerings, visit the gallery, meet artists in...

Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market

Vendors sell a wide array of locally grown produce, bedding plants, and fresh-cut flowers, locally-produced honey, handmade soaps, and...

Four Day Ray Brewing

Brewing in Fishers, Indiana since 2016, Four Day Ray Brewing is a family-friendly scratch kitchen and brewery producing and serving...

Flat Fork Creek Park

Features of Fishers newest park include five miles of trails winding around ponds, a sledding hill, fishing pond, treehouses and...

Urban Vines Winery & Brewery

A winery and brewery in Westfield, Indiana. We have several wines and beers that are made on premise. Our tasting room is open daily....


World class sushi comes to Westfield, IN. Amazing cocktails and sake. Located on Park Street near downtown.

The Italian House on Park

Locally-owned, restaurant featuring delicious Italian dishes. Authentically, Italian. Incredible flavor and a unique experience —...

Eggshell Bistro

Eggshell's culinary style is described as "global fusion," healthy, rustic, fresh and creative.

The Cake Bake Shop - Carmel

The Cake Bake Shop is a high-end bakery with outdoor seating offering cakes, pastries & high tea service in glam digs. When you walk...

Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery

Expand your art collection, find gifts and home décor made by exceptional Hoosier artists, fine crafts, and small-batch food producers...

Silver in the City

We are a local, woman-owned shop with a big heart and desire to make your day awesome! We work hard to share fun, unique items with...

Ignite Art Studio

Ignite Art Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library seeks to be three things: - A Place to Discover: Explore new and old ideas about...

Conner Prairie

With 1,000 acres for curiosity to run wild, Conner Prairie’s nationally-acclaimed living history museum offers excitement at every...

White River Canoe Company

Float the White River in a canoe, kayak, or river tube on any one of nine trips that span 28 miles of the river as it meanders through...

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