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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

Monday, February 19, 2018

When the snow starts to fall in Bloomington, we rely heavily on our unique local restaurants to keep us warm and cozy. Here are a few of our favorite dishes around town that are sure to warm you up this winter. This is by no means an... Read More

Monday, February 12, 2018

'Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and self-care. In Bloomington, there’s no shortage of calming and beautiful spaces to help you unplug and rejuvenate your mind and body. Whether you’re into yoga, salt caves, meditation, or an essential oils workshop, we have it all. Yoga A post... Read More

Friday, February 2, 2018

Across the country, The Little 500 is known for being one of the greatest college weekends. There’s no denying that it’s wild and fun, but the event is so much more than a big party. The races are exciting and filled with history and tradition, the downtown is lively and vibrant, the flowers on... Read More

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February gets a lot of love because of Valentine's Day, and rightfully so. There are several Valentine's Day events happening to help you celebrate, but they're not the only reason to come to Bloomington in February. From Broadway to rock concerts, there is something for everyone. Theater in... Read More

Monday, January 29, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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, come down to Bloomington for a weekend and have the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Ladies celebrating ladies. Traditionally... Read More

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Whether it's a raining (or snowing) and you're looking for things to do or you just want to try something different, there's plenty of fun to be had indoors in Bloomington. Film A post shared by Visit Bloomington (@visitbtown) on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:00pm PST Craving popcorn and a movie? Check... Read More