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How to Plan the Best Weekend Getaway from Chicago to Indianapolis

Are you dreaming about going on an adventure? We feel you! There’s nothing like getting away from the hustle and bustle of every day life to relax and unwind, especially in a fun destination like Indianapolis! In this blog, we’ll help you plan the best weekend getaway from Chicago and reveal our secrets to make your travels as swift as can be. So, are you ready to make your getaway a reality? Read on, take notes, and get started! 

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3 Steps to Planning an Unforgettable Weekend Getaway from Chicago to Indianapolis 

The key to a successful vacation is researching your destination. Give yourself time to discover your destination and the best things to do to see if it matches your expectations. In addition to our free Vacation Guide where you can find all the best, local activities, we also have a variety of blogs and a things to do page to help you discover why Zionsville and Indianapolis are the ideal places to get away. Whether you are in search of a relaxing and romantic getaway with lots of spa treatments, a cultural escape including a lot of museum hopping, or an outdoor adventure in nature, we have it all. 

Map Out Your Road Trip 

Once you’re familiar with your destination and are ready to travel, it’s time to map out your itinerary. Chicago is a little under three hours away from Indianapolis, making it a perfect road trip opportunity. After you’ve packed your suitcase, think about what you will need to make your drive the easiest and most entertaining it can be. Here are a few things you will need: 

  • Lots of water 
  • A phone charger 
  • A great playlist 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Snacks 

If you have time and want to go off the beaten path, we recommend exploring the National Highway. It features a lot of quaint antique shops, diners, authentic memorabilia, and attractions that will spice up your trip and offer a change of scenery from the endless highway.  

Choose the Perfect Place to Stay 

The last component to planning the best weekend getaway from Chicago is to find the ideal place to stay. Indianapolis is a great spot, but if you want to rest and unwind in peace, how about getting away from the city? Zionsville is a lovely town only 20 minutes north of downtown and offers the picture-perfect setting for your weekend trip. 

Brick Street Inn Awaits Your Arrival

Enjoy a lavish room at Brick Street Inn and treat yourself to delicious dinners at Auberge, our French-inspired restaurant, or a package that includes romantic chocolates, a bottle of bubbly, flowers, and more! After all, you seldom take a vacation, so why not make the most of it when you do?

Now that you’re all excited about your weekend getaway from Chicago, it’s time to start planning your trip! Book your room at Brick Street Inn, one of the best hotels near Indianapolis, and treat yourself and your better half to a wonderful experience! Let us pamper you like royalty so you can finally get the relaxation you deserve. 

Brick Street Inn Romance Package