Some Indiana favorites are among the nominees for national lists. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus and Harry & Izzy's restaurant at Indianapolis International Airport are in the running for different USA Today reader's choice awards. Splashin' Safari is up for Best American Waterpark, Harry & Izzy's is in the Best U.S. Airport Food category and the pork tenderloin sandwich is contending for Best Iconic American Foods.

Voting for the publication's “10Best” categories can be found by clicking here.

Source: USA Today

July 10, 2013

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SANTA CLAUS, IND. – Holiday World's Splashin' Safari is one of 20 water parks nation-wide nominated for America's Top 10 Water Parks by USA Today.

A month-long online poll is underway, with Splashin' Safari currently in the top spot.

USA Today has a print circulation of 1.7 million and is the 88th most visited website in the nation.

The national newspaper lists Splashin' Safari's two water coasters, family water slides and wave pools, plus the park's free soft drinks and sunscreen as outstanding features. Splashin' Safari is one of the world's largest water parks.

Voting for America's Top 10 Water Parks runs through the end of the month. To find the link to the online poll, go to Fans may vote daily.

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are open daily through August 14 with the new Hyena Falls water-slide complex. For more information, visit or call 1-877-463-2645.

Source: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

July 10, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Harry & Izzy's location at the Indianapolis International Airport will contend for the title of the 2013 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award. Twenty nominees, who were announced by The USA Today Travel Media Group today, will compete for four weeks to win the title. The winner will be determined by the number of online votes received.

The nominees for the “Best U.S. Airport Food” category include:

1. Harry & Izzy's – Indianapolis Intl.

2. 42nd St. Oyster Bar – Raleigh-Durham Intl.

3. Anthony's Restaurant – Sea-Tac Intl.

4. Caf? Versailles – Miami Intl.

5. Cat Cora's Kitchen – San Francisco Intl.

6. Chickie's and Pete's – Philadelphia Intl.

7. Deep Blue Sushi – JFK

8. French Meadow Bakery and Caf? – Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.

9. Gallagher's Steakhouse – Newark Liberty Intl.

10. Homeboy Caf? and Bakery – LAX

11. Legal Sea Foods – Boston Logan

12. Lemonade – LAX

13. Obrycki's – Baltimore-Washington Intl.

14. One Flew South – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.

15. Salt Lick – Austin-Bergstrom Intl.

16. Shake Shake – JFK

17. Stanford's Restaurant and Bar – Portland Intl.

18. Taste of Prime Tavern – LaGuardia

19. Tortas Fronteras – Chic

20. Vino Volo – Various locations

Nominees for all categories were chosen by a The USA Today travel expert and columnist taking several factors into consideration including: the quality of the food, service, views, location, uniqueness, friendliness and ambiance.

“Most people don't think of an airport as a dining destination but with restaurants really stepping up the game, many travelers are now finding amazing culinary experiences,” said Bryn Jones, director of marketing at Harry & Izzy’s. “We're honored to be a nominee for the 'Best U.S. Airport Food' as there are so many great eateries just in our Airport. We hope our guests locally and from all over the world join together to show just what Indianapolis has to offer by voting for the restaurant.”

People can vote for one nominee, per category, per day during the duration of the campaign at The winner will be revealed via The USA Today and on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.

Source: Harry & Izzy's

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