The Midwest Regional of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament is in Indianapolis, and I can think of no better place for fans than this capital of basketball. This weekend, fans of Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and Michigan will descend on Downtown Indianapolis for Friday’s Sweet 16 games and Sunday’s Elite Eight tilt. And while basketball will be the focus of the weekend, don’t overlook the awesomeness that is Indianapolis. Here are my recommendations to have some Indianapolis NCAA Tournament fun.
March Madness is the best time of year for sports fans, when college basketball tournaments lead into the NCAA Tournament, the grand party of college basketball. And in cities across the United States, college basketball fans are traveling to follow their favorite teams. This week in Tennessee, the madness hits the Bluff City for the Memphis American Conference Tournament. In just its first year of play, the American Athletic Conference has half its teams in the Top 25. And in basketball-mad Memphis, the madness will be at a fever pitch this week for the American Conference Tournament.
Visiting Atlanta for sports isn’t a new concept for me. My first visit came in 1996 for the Summer Olympics. My second visit was in 2003 for a weekend of baseball fun with the Atlanta Braves. I’ve been in town for a Georgia Tech football game, in addition to the non-sports weekend getaways Stacey and I have made through the years. But this weekend trip would be different. It was all about experiencing the city for an Atlanta Hawks game. So how did we spend our Atlanta NBA road trip weekend? Let me count the ways.
I’ve been fortunate to travel to Great Britain three times. On each of those visits, pub life was a major part of our experiences. Some of those visits saw us linger over a few pints while other visits were long enough to stop in for a 20-minute break over half pints. And yes, we’ve had many meals in pubs. Before our first visit in 1998, I read in my Lonely Planet guidebook about how the best — and often cheapest — meals were in pubs. I have had many great meals in pubs. I have been to my share of pubs. Here are some of my favorite pubs of Great Britain.
Fort Worth, Texas, has much to offer visitors. The Stockyards National Historic District preserves the Old West. The city’s Cultural District is one of the nation’s largest arts districts with five internationally recognized museums just a few miles west of Downtown. But the heart of the city might be in Downtown, specifically Sundance Square. Whether in town for art, good food or just a good time, Fort Worth’s Sundance Square has plenty to offer visitors. Here are five ways to experience Fort Worth’s Sundance Square.