How to Plan a Staycation

Fun Destinations Near Brownsburg

Vacations can help you recharge or relax, but they also require planning. If you just want a few days off, a staycation is a no-pressure alternative – no itineraries, no air travel, and no need to find a pet-sitter.  


Check out these fun Indiana destinations nearby:

Shades State Park 

About an hour from Brownsburg by car, Shades State Park in Waveland is a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Activities include hiking, fishing, primitive camping – you can even bring a canoe and set up camp along the water. Serious hikers may enjoy the 6 Ravine Challenge, a rugged route that takes about three hours and involves ladder-climbing. 

Cecil M. Harden Lake/Raccoon State Recreation Area 

This recreational area close to Shades State Park has five boat launch ramps, and waterskiing is allowed. Other features include an archery range, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and campsites.

Downtown Indianapolis

Take a quick 30-minute drive to downtown Indianapolis and spend a day exploring via the city trail network. You can find art galleries, gastropubs, fun shops, pubs, live music venues, and more. Check out the Downtown Indy website to learn about conventions coming to town, or take a look at Do317, a site that lists cultural, entertainment, and musical events. 


Union Green

When you live at Union Green apartments in Brownsburg, you’ve got plenty of amenities to keep you busy during your staycation: a resident lounge with shuffleboard, a commercial-quality fitness center, and an outdoor area with a pool, grilling stations, and LED movie screen. Or, just spend a low-key afternoon reading a book in our suspended outdoor basket chairs. 


Ready to see what luxury living looks like in Brownsburg? Call to schedule a trip to Union Green: (317) 653-3307.

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