An Awesome Indiana Weekend Road Trip That Takes You Through Perfection
Indiana has some pretty incredible sights and there’s no better way to explore them than during a weekend road trip. While a road trip detailing all of the state’s beautiful places could take you years to complete, this road trip offers a sample of the best that Indiana has to offer.
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1. Explore New Harmony
Your first stop is historic New Harmony, where you'll spend a few hours wandering around. There are plenty of unusual and unique places to explore in this former Utopian town. Start off by checking out the historic downtown area, then head over to the inspiring roofless church. Next, discover all of the wild beauty still present in New Harmony at sites like Carol's Garden fountain. When you feel yourself starting to get hungry, jump back in the car for your next destination.
2. West Baden Springs Hotel - French Lick
You'll be staying at the gorgeous West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, an amazing hotel often dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World. This gorgeous dome building is yours to explore and enjoy. Just don't forget to make your way down for dinner. Dine at Sinclair's inside of the hotel for a stunning and romantic dinner decked in European elegance.
Enjoy a good night's sleep and a light breakfast before heading off to your next stop.
3. Bru Burger - Carmel
For one of the state's best burgers, you'll be stopping at Bru Burger Bar in Carmel for a delectable lunch. Enjoy one of their many unique burger creations and pick from a beef, turkey, or chicken burger (veggie and vegan options are also available). If you have time after lunch, check out downtown Carmel's shops.
4. Baker Street Steakhouse - Fort Wayne
Dinner will be an amazing affair, at Fort Wayne's Baker Street Steakhouse. Prepare to be impressed beyond your wildest dreams here. From the oysters to salad to perfectly tender steak or braised pork, you'll fall in love with this menu. Don't forget to polish dinner off with the restaurant's signature creme brulee or carrot cake. Don't eat too much, though! You still have to drive to your next hotel.
6. At Home in the Woods Bed & Breakfast - Chesteron
This breathtaking bed and breakfast nestled in the rural parts of Chesteron places you in a truly enchanting environment. Not only can you explore the gorgeous inn grounds, you're also close to the Indiana Dunes. Take a nighttime stroll on the beach before bed and wake up in paradise the next morning. Enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast the next day, before you head off to your final destination.
7. Cataract Falls - Spencer
Grab food for a picnic lunch, because our last destination is the beautiful Cataract Falls. This surreal waterfall in Spencer, Indiana consists of an upper and lower waterfall and is great to see any time of year. Whether flowing with water or frozen in motion, you'll be in awe at this amazing Indiana sight.
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