Okay, so you’ve already made the best choice of all: living in Indiana. But once you’re here, there are still some awesome choices you can make to ensure your stay in the Hoosier state is as great as possible.
1. Invest in Layers
...and always keep them handy. Is it scorching hot? That just means it could start raining and cool down at any second. Freezing cold? Give it a few hours. Our weather is fickle, so be smart and think layers when shopping.
3. Explore Back Roads
Whether in the country or city, so many of Indiana's hidden treasures can be found off the beaten path. Always explore back roads (for less traffic) and bask in your surroundings.
3. Visit State Parks
Indiana is bustling with gorgeous nature and so much beauty can be found by visiting local state parks. Enjoy swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and so much more across the state.
4. Never Stop Searching for the Perfect Tenderloin
Think you've found your favorite Indiana tenderloin? How can you be so sure with hundreds of places you haven't tried yet? Loyalty to your favorite restaurants is fantastic, but don't forget to explore other interesting tastes...
5. Shop Local
From farmers markets to stores, shopping locally is a great way to support the Hoosier economy. Plus, homemade goods and fresh produce are always so much better than mass produced products.
6. Seek Out New Brews
If you're a fan of craft beer, be sure to try your fair share of local, Indiana brews. There are dozens of breweries across the state, so before you reach for a domestic blend, try a local, craft beer instead. You're welcome.
7. Check Out Local Food Festivals
Love good food? Of course you do...that's why you live in Indiana. We have some of the best food festivals throughout the state, so be sure to scope them out and try some new dishes.
8. Go to the Indianapolis 500
If you haven't been, you have to go to this event at least once. Show your state pride and participate in the largest one-day sporting event in the entire world!
9. Learn Something about Basketball
Even if you're not really into sports, learning something about Hoosiers' favorite game will help you follow others' conversations.
10. Explore Indiana Cities
We're not just talking Indianapolis. Explore Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Valparaiso, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Noblesville, Muncie, etc. If you live in the country, learn more about the urban areas near you.
11. Discover Rural Indiana
If you're in suburban or urban Indiana, there is so much to be seen in rural Indiana. Jump off of highways and drive around country roads, visit small farms, or just get yourself lost across this gorgeous state.
12. Learn More about Indiana History
Uncover things you didn't learn in school by checking out any of our awesome museums, art museums, historical centers, landmarks, and community centers.
13. Don't Forget to Look Up
Don't get so busy wrapped up in your daily life that you forget to look around and appreciate how beautiful the Hoosier state really is.
14. Never Leave
As if you would want to anyway...
These are the best decisions you could make in Indiana to make the most of your life here. What do you think of our Hoosier state? What other great decisions should Hoosiers make?