Will you be joining 400 of your hospice colleagues August 29-31 at the AAHPM Hospice Medical Director Conference in Indianapolis? Several local Academy members have offered their picks for the best restaurants, greatest attractions and fun neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area. For more suggestions check out VisitIndy.com and follow @VisitIndy on Twitter. Feel free and add your favorites in the comments section.

Where to eat:
Bakersfield- fresh taco restaurant
BARcelona Tapas
Bazbeaux- pizza
Black Market- large portions, creative butcher meats and vegetables
Bluebeard- restaurant fresh and creative food
Bru Burger Bar
Capital Grille- upscale dining
Chatham Tap- English Restaurant and Pub
City Café
Datsa Pizza
Elbow Room- casual American
Fogo de Chao- Brazilian Steak House
Harry and Izzy’s- St. Elmo’s sister restaurant known for the famous super spicy shrimp cocktail
Hoaglin- breakfast
Kilroys- casual American
Libertine- old time cocktails and food like bacon flights and deviled eggs
Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles
Mesh on Mass Avenue- innovative cuisine
Morton’s- steakhouse
Oceanaire- seafood
Osteria Pronto at JW Marriott- traditional Italian
Palomino- creative Mediterranean cuisine
Patachou- breakfast
Rathskeller- German cuisine
Scotty’s Brewhouse- casual American
St. Elmo’s Steak House- reservations are required at this classic steak house
SubZero- ice cream
Yatz- New Orleans style Cajun and Creole
Yogulatte- frozen yogurt & coffee shop

Night life:
ComedySportz- catch an improv show
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Circle Theater
Slippery Noodle- visit the oldest bar in Downtown Indianapolis for live blues music

Shopping:
Circle Center Mall
Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing

Family Friendly Fun:
Banker’s Life Field House- catch a basketball game or see a concert
Central Canal- gondola rides, pedal boats, and bicycles to rent
Eiteljorg Museum- Native American and Western art collection
Indiana State Museum
Indiana War Memorial- ride elevator to top for $2 spectacular view of the city
Indianapolis Children’s Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Zoo
White River State Park

Sports:
Indians- catch a baseball game
Indianapolis 500 Track- tours and museum
Lucas Oil Stadium- watch a football game

Indy’s Cultural Districts:
Six go-to destinations for the best in dining, shopping and nightlife in Indianapolis