FCF Hoosier Holiday Gift Guide Day 15: Doin’ Downtown

Tis the season for giving, right? So we here at in Indianapolis felt that on top of giving you the best we’ve got when it comes to what’s going on in the Circle City, we will give you a little help in trying to find that perfect gift for the special someone on your list. Starting December 4, and  for the next twenty days, we will give you twenty ways to show you truly care. In the true spirit of Hoosier pride, we will try to suggest only that which is home-grown or handmade right here in Indiana.

Day 1-the binding bee
Day 2- Tickets for Sports of All Sorts
Day 3- Indy Eateries
Day 4- Arts for Young Hearts and Old Farts
Day 5- Better Body Longer Life
Day6- Many a Museum
Day 7- The Village Experience
Day 8- Four Legged Friends
Day 9- A Gift that takes Center Stage
Day 10- A Day to get Away
Day 11- Big Hat Books
Day 12- Butler’s Best
Day 13 – Giving Feels Good
Day 14- Music Mania

DAY 15- Doin’ Downtown






Christmas time draws a big crowd to the heart of downtown Indianapolis with the annual lighting of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

Christmas time draws a big crowd to the heart of downtown Indianapolis with the annual lighting of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.






We have already suggested that you plan a nice trip for you and that special someone with our Hoosier Holiday Gift Guide Day 10: A Day to get Away, but we are going that same route again. Only this time, instead of leaving Indy to explore our state, we want you to come find out why downtown Indianapolis is one of the best gifts you can give this Christmas season.

For everyone who hails from an Indiana city not named Indianapolis, why wouldn’t you want to come to your state’s capital for a night or two? If you already live here in the Circle City, take the extra time off from work this holiday to get away from everything else, and get to know your own hometown. No matter what you are into, Indy has what you are looking for. And in these tight economic times, it is good to know that Indianapolis is one of the most affordable cities in the country to enjoy.

If this sounds like the perfect gift for someone you know than you are in the right place. FunCityFinder was created to show you all things great from the city known as the “Crossroads of America.” Didn’t know that Indy was called that? Well, if you do the right thing and come on down to town you’ll learn all kinds of  facts you never knew.

Some might call it useless knowledge but it is still fun to know. Plus, it might come in handy the next time you and your friends are playing Trivial Pursuit…I’m just saying.

While all you have to do is go to the top of this page and pick from our great categories that break down the major parts and attractions of Indianapolis, I am here already, so I might as well help you out with the really important ones. First off, lets talk about where you are going to stay.

South Indianapolis hotel roomWe have broken it down for you into easy areas of concentration. All you have to do is decide what you wanna see, and we will show you were to stay. These pages will also be handy if you have in-laws coming to town during the holidays. Just tell them you are all full and they need to find room at the local inn.

Indianapolis Hotels | Downtown

Indianapolis Hotels | Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis Hotels | North

Indianapolis Hotels | South

Indianapolis Hotels | East

Indianapolis Hotels | West (not at the Airport)

After you have established a base of operations, it is time to figure out what you want to do on your days downtown. Here are a few places to look, and I guarantee that you can find something for everyone on one or more of these pages.

Things to Do in Indianapolis

Not a very original title I know, but it gets to the point and will let you know about all the latest happening in Indy.

Indianapolis Museums
Indianapolis Art Museums
Indianapolis Sports Museums

Indianapolis Attractions and Activities

Once again we have taken the liberty of breaking down all there is to do and see in and around Indianapolis by downtown, North, South East and West. Plan accordingly.

Indianapolis Sports

There is no getting around it. Indianapolis loves sports and all of  the city’s teams. Why not split up for a little while; if you are a guy why not suggest some shopping in Indianapolis to your lady while you take in a game. And if you are a women, why not suggest that he go see a game while you take in some shopping. It’s amazing how simple life can be sometimes.

Now that you have your day(s) planned, let’s figure out what you are going to do at night. The best place to start would be…

Indianapolis Nightlife

Indianapolis Restaurants
Indianapolis Bars

Indianapolis Music

Indianapolis Performing Arts

Just in case you feel like doing something other than easting, drinking or dancing. Come find a show that won’t cost much dough.

Finally, don’t get the wrong impression about Indianapolis, it is not just a city for the young at heart. If you feel like loading up the van and bringing the whole troop along for your stay, check out our Indianapolis Children‘s page to find fun for the whole family.

No matter how many times you have been to downtown Indianapolis, you haven’t done it all until you have done it the FunCityFinder way.

If you can think of any other great downtown Indianapolis ideas that need to be known, please add a comment or two below. Come on back tomorrow as we are heading down the home stretch for the 2009 Hoosier Holiday Gift Guide.