Road Trip from Chicago

By Car: 3 Hours

Good for the “I wanna-escape-the-city” visitor

Escape the traffic and city of Chicago to Hamilton County, a great road trip getaway on the outskirts of Indianapolis. The Carmel Arts & Design District draws many Chicagoans. This cultural district is full of boutiques, art galleries, eats and drinks.

Take in a performance at the Palladium or a show at the Center for the Performing Arts. Both are within walking distance of City Center, where a nightcap is a must. If you’re in need of R&R, book a night at the Old Towne Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the heart of downtown, right off the Monon Trail. Travelers will quickly discover why Carmel was the “Best Place to Live in America” in 2017, by Niche.com.