The Yellowship Attendees’ Guide to Indy

As one of the 15 hottest tech cities and fifth city for tech industry growth in the U.S., Indianapolis is home to a new generation of startups—including Lessonly. We’re extremely proud of our Midwestern roots and are thrilled to welcome Yellowship attendees to our hometown this April.

While attendees can look forward to the exciting and fun-filled two-day agenda that Yellowship has in store, we hope you can also take advantage of some of the great things that the Circle City has to offer.

Getting around the city

We can’t wait for you to arrive! If you’re flying into IND, North America’s best airport, it’s just a short, 15-minute drive to downtown Indy. From taxis to Uber or Lyft, it’ll be easy to catch a ride to your hotel. We also recommend checking out the Downtown Indy Airport Shuttle, which runs every half hour, costs just $10, and drops riders off at ten convenient stops, including Yellowship’s preferred hotel, the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites

Once you get settled into your room, it will be easy to explore downtown Indy by walking or brief cab ride. Travel to Yellowship’s one-of-a-kind event venue, The Mavris Arts + Event Center is simple: Attendees can take advantage of our complimentary shuttle that will run to and from the Hilton throughout the entire conference.

Devouring the local fare

Indy was named “America’s Most Underrated Food City” by Conde Nast Traveler and one of “America’s Favorite Food Cities” by Food & Wine—and for good reasons. With plenty of delicious restaurants and acclaimed breweries, it’s easy to take advantage of the local fare. While Yellowship includes most of your meals, we highly recommend grabbing a bite to eat or enjoying a delicious cocktail (or two) with other attendees. Here are a few of our favorite places:

St. Elmo Steak House—St. Elmo, one of Indy’s most award-winning restaurants, is known for its signature cocktail sauce, quality steaks, and classic martinis.

Bluebeard—Named after the Kurt Vonnegut novel, Bluebeard offers lunch and dinner—and will quench your thirst with house-crafted libations, sommelier-selected wine, and local beer.

Union 50—Union 50 features something for everyone with shareable plates and hearty entrees. Grab a local craft beer or house cocktail while enjoying a game of skee ball or shuffleboard during your visit.

Tinker StreetTinker Street serves up bold flavors and offers plenty of vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. This restaurant is perfect for wine lovers, as it features an ever-changing wine list to complement meals.

Napolese—Take a bite out of authentic Italian pizza with a farm-fresh approach and daily rotating specials. Napolese is known for their freestyle pizzas, Italian cocktails, and classic service.

These restaurants are just a handful of some of Indy’s greatest cuisine. Our friends at Visit Indy put together a fantastic list of restaurants in downtown Indy and other local neighborhoods like Fletcher Place, Fountain Square, and Broad Ripple.

Exploring the sights and sounds

There’s always something to do in Indy. Whether you’re only going to be in town for the few days of Yellowship or looking to extend your trip, the city boasts a wide variety of museums & attractions, arts & culture, and sports & recreation.

Cultural Trail—The internationally-acclaimed, 8-mile biking and walking trail connects all six of Indy’s Cultural Districts. From Mass Ave to White River State Park, the trail is a convenient way to explore the city. 

If you’re looking to get out and explore, Indy also offers a unique bike share system with 25 convenient stations around downtown.

Canal Walk—The canal walk serves the downtown area as a waterfront promenade for walkers, runners, bikers, and sightseers. If the morning yoga session isn’t your thing, we recommend hitting the canal for a quick run to start the day.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum—We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the city’s love for sports. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known as “The Greatest Race Course in the World” and is just minutes from downtown and the airport.

Mass Ave Arts District—Visitors will encounter unique finds on each block of Mass Ave. This five-block area includes theaters, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument—This 284-foot monument at the heart of the city has come to symbolize the city of Indy. Enjoy a quick stroll or carriage ride around the Circle (from which we derive our nickname, the Circle City), or visit the observation level that’s 330 steps above the city.

Did you know? Indianapolis devotes more acreage than any other U.S. city to honoring our nation’s fallen and is second only to Washington, DC in the number of war memorials.

Join us in the Circle City for one groundbreaking event

Yellowship is about inspiring leaders and teams learning—and winning—together. But, we also believe Indy will energize you to do better work than you ever imagined. See our full lineup of engaging keynote speakers and breakout sessions, or register today! T-minus 48 days until liftoff—we look forward to seeing you in Indy!

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