Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for Families, 2013: Quick Getaways

#5 IndianapolisIndiana
Dinosphere at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Dinosphere at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Quick Facts About Indianapolis

Population: 836,828
Med. Age: 33
Med. Household Income: $43,769
Med. Home Price: $111,380
Average Work Commute: 20 MINUTES

Spring marks the start of some serious sports action in Indianapolis, IN, making it a great time to visit the Circle City. Lots of cultural attractions, great restaurants and entertainment districts create an exciting destination for families looking to fill their spring break with cosmopolitan activities.

While the city's NBA, WNBA and junior ice hockey teams all contend for the playoffs, watching the Pacers play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse gives visitors a sense of the passion this city has for its sports teams. More than 200 restaurants in the downtown area alone shows Indianapolis residents take their food seriously, too. Plenty of restaurants in Indianapolis appeal to parents while also offering special menus and activities to keep kids busy. Speaking of children's activities, allow ample time to tour the all 472,900 square feet of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children's museum in the world. The four-level building displays more than 120,000 artifacts and has 18 exhibits.

Spring Temperature Range:

High: 62, Low: 30

Must-Do Activities and Attractions:

Stroll through the Mass Ave Arts District

Dive into the Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park

Explore the Indianapolis Zoo

Play at Broad Ripple Park

Visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art (free)

Climb to the observation platform at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Relive the past at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park (in nearby Fishers, IN)

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