Travel Clubs in Indianapolis

Travel Clubs in IndianapolisWhile there is plenty to keep you entertained in Indiana's bustling capital city, if you want to join a group of people from Indianapolis who like to get out of town, there are several travel clubs available. Whether you're looking for a weekend hiking trip, an excursion to Europe, or a longer adventure to New Zealand, you will find a group of people packing their bags to join you. Membership fees vary between clubs.

Indianapolis Travel Club

The Indianapolis Travel Club is a group of people who like to take trips and socialize. Membership is free, and along with vacations, the club organizes monthly social functions within Indianapolis to help people get to know one another. The Indianapolis Travel Club plans at least 12 trips each year, and the destinations and lengths are varied. Tour Australia, New Zealand and Fiji during the southern hemisphere's summer, spend spring break on the sandy beaches of Costa Rica and Belize or join a Smithsonian group for an educational tour of Egypt. Check the club's website for details.

The Indianapolis Hiking Meetup Group

Founded in 2006, the Indianapolis Hiking Meetup Group plans moderate to rugged hikes around the Inianapolis area. Hikes are planned year round to enjoy all of the seasons. Guests, older children and dogs are welcome and dues are only $3 per year.

Indianapolis Hiking Club

With more than 750 members, the Indianapolis Hiking Club is a popular outdoors group that plans nearly 2,000 hikes a year to a variety of locales. The club has been active in Indianapolis since 1957, and these days it has planned hikes every day of the year. On most weekends there are out of town trips planned for those who love nature. These excursions vary from long treks through Bavaria, Germany, to an historical hike through Gettysburg Battlefield, all the way to a 62-mile one-day hike from Washington, DC, to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for those looking for a real challenge. The Indianapolis Hiking Club welcomes everyone 18 years and over as members, but guests and children are welcome on every hike. There are no membership fees, but pets are not allowed on the club's planned hiking trips.

Article Written By Ashley Talley

Ashley Talley has been a professional writer for more than 10 years, specializing in travel and health. Her work has been published in "Coastal Living" magazine, "Wrightsville Beach Magazine" and "Choice," an anthology praised by "Vanity Fair" and the "LA Times." She graduated from Brown University with honors and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina.

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