It’s dawn on a spring day, after the final thaw but before the northern Indiana farmers have planted. I’m driving down county roads, watching the morning mist rise softly from the fields as the sun glows rosy on the horizon. The roads are quiet. Beneath occasional clusters of trees, yellow crocuses sweetly bloom.
In this peaceful moment, Indiana’s quiet romance strikes me. Perhaps this is the type of retreat couples from warmer or busier landscapes crave. Between the scattered cities, vast swathes of farmland and tiny Midwest towns invite visitors to slow down, unplug, and reconnect.
Here in the Hoosier state, I can drive to the city for a horse-drawn carriage ride followed by a splashy evening at one of Indy’s finest restaurants and a luxury stay at one of the capital’s artsy boutique hotels. Or I can drive down barn-lined lanes toward lakeside inns or countryside bed and breakfasts. There’s also a hearty microbrewery scene and a handful of regional wineries for couples in search of libations.
Hoosiers have shaped a destination brimming with romantic getaways to satisfy your lust for urban explorations or rural relaxation.