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Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is a moment in time when you’re finished with school, your work life is feeling good, and you don’t yet have kids to care for—they’re the sweet-spot years for impromptu getaways. Make the most of it and choose your own adventure during a weekend in Bloomington or take advantage of the smaller... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plan necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone, to reconnect with your partner, or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every... Read More

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We love dogs in Bloomington. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors or taste your way through town with your pups in tow, Bloomington is the place to be. We've rounded up all things dog-friendly places and things to do around town to help you plan your next trip. If you love to travel with... Read More

Friday, March 30, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday, Starting April 7 The Bloomington Community Farmers Market is one of the areas most beloved traditions. Over 100 local vendors sell a variety of foods and goods that are grown and or made in Indiana. You can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables,... Read More

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring is officially here. The snow will soon melt away (hopefully) and Bloomington will be blooming. Whether you crave a little adventure in the outdoors or just want relax outside in a hammock , we have some ideas to help you take a break from the ordinary this spring. Picnics At a park, on the... Read More

Monday, March 19, 2018

We all know about the bicycle-filled spring weekend coming up in April. But, do you know about the history of the famous Little 500? Source Little 500 Origins The Little 500, or “Little Five,” cycling race began in 1951 when Howard S. “Howdy” Wilcox Jr., then director of the IU Foundation, founded... Read More

Friday, March 9, 2018

Devour Bloomington is set to kick off Monday, March 19 - Sunday, April 1. Participating restaurants for Devour Bloomington have revealed their exclusive, three-course menus for foodies to start planning their very own food tour. No coupons or tickets necessary, just simply pick a participating... Read More

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The first sign of spring in Bloomington is a pair of flip-flops and short shorts on IU students. The second sign of spring is the opening of restaurant and bar patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people watching... Read More

Friday, March 2, 2018

Everyone's Irish on this night. It may be IU's spring break but there is plenty going on in town for St. Patrick's Day. Irish Lion Lá fhéile Pádraig - Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you can't make it to Ireland, do the next best thing. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. at THE official St. Patrick's... Read More

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring break is literally closer than you thought. We've got plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, kid approved restaurants , and museums for all ages. Here are five reasons you should head to Bloomington for a quick getaway this spring break. Free Breakfast Start your day off right and enjoy... Read More