Photo: Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
1. Indianapolis, IN
For some, downtown paints a city scene: skyscrapers and taxis, nightlife and takeout restaurants around every corner. If that's you, you're in luck. Indianapolis, IN, will give you the big-city experience minus the actual big city. The downtown district is located on 6 square miles and includes more than 200 retail shops, more than 35 hotels, nearly 300 restaurants and food options, movie theaters, sports venues, museums, art galleries and parks. Whew.