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When To Go

Indiana's weather is temperate and pleasant throughout most of the year. The most popular time to visit is during the summer, when the warmest temperatures and most annual events occur. The Indianapolis 500 attracts large crowds in May, causing hotel prices to rise and rooms to be in short supply in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Fall is also a peak time when people visit to see the changing leaves. Winter can be cold with light snowfall and is typically the least busy time. Spring offers mild temperatures and lower prices.

high season: May to October
low season: January to February
shoulder season: March to April, November to December

Weather Information

Summers are warm and sticky, with afternoon temperatures reaching the high 80s. Winters are chilly, with a slight chance of snowfall. Rain is distributed evenly throughout the year. Spring and fall are mild and cool.

Crowd Information

The largest crowds gather in May at the Indianapolis 500. The NCAA Final Four basketball games in March are also popular events. The colorful foliage attracts a driving audience in the fall.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and sites remain open throughout the year; however, amusement parks usually close in the fall and reopen for the summer.

When to Save

Prices rarely fluctuate throughout the year; however, in May, Indianapolis hotel prices can rise due to the high demand of the races.

When to Book

Although last-minute deals can be found throughout the rest of the year, booking two months in advance will help ensure the lowest prices and guarantee availability. Book at least one year in advance if visiting Indianapolis in May.

Information provided by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development