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We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Traveling as a family has a lot of moving parts, and when you finally get to your destination, everyone (kids included!) wants to settle down somewhere welcoming and relaxing. From spacious suites to pools to play in and even free breakfast, these options are the perfect home away from home for... Read More

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bloomington may be a college town, but it’s a perfect town for families, too! Our small-yet-big-town feel means there’s a ton of stuff to entertain you and your family all day, all within a half hour drive! Where to Stay You’ll want to book your hotel ahead of time! After a long day exploring,... Read More

Friday, February 1, 2019

With amazing outdoor activities, a spirited sporting environment, and a growing culinary scene, Bloomington has a bit of everything for everyone. You should make your own B-Town, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic Bloomington things everyone should try at least once.... Read More

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Devour B-Town is brought to you by the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association in partnership with Oliver Winery and Cardinal Spirits . What is the event? The event is two weeks of three-course meals,... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Bloomington Music Expo is brought to you by Visit Bloomington, Bloomington Brewing Company , Downtown Bloomington , Graduate Bloomington , Landlocked Music , Orbit Room , Secretly Group, and WFHB Community Radio. What is the event? The first annual Bloomington... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

Southern Indiana is full of hidden gems that make our landscape so interesting. Whether you're looking to explore hidden waterfalls or romp around a wetland preserve, we have hikes full of out-of-the-ordinary sights and experiences to give you a memorable journey into the outdoors. Leonard Springs... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

With Winter in full force, take a few days to get away with your honey. Whether you're looking for peace and quiet deep in the forest or a quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown Bloomington, we have a few ideas for your next romantic getaway. Peace & Quiet With names like Snuggled Inn... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

Bloomington is foodie heaven. From "International Row" on the famous 4th Street to award-winning establishments like BuffaLouie's , there are a plethora of restaurants to choose from and there is something for every budget. We created this helpful guide to cheap lunches around town for anyone who... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

Whether it's you're first time in Bloomington or you're looking to support an old favorite that made a new move, this list is the perfect way to find out what's happening and where to be in Bloomington during 2019. New Places to Stay Graduate Bloomington A newcomer on Kirkwood, the Graduate is the... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

You don't have to have a significant other to have fun. We've already rounded up all things Valentine's Day but if you and your girls want more, visit Bloomington and experience the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Popularized by a 2010 episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation... Read More