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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

Whether it’s to watch the seasons change or shake up the every day, there’s a reason people flock to Bloomington during times of transformation. An oasis for cyclists, foodies, hikers, beer enthusiasts, boaters, and adventurers, Bloomington is an idyllic destination for a weekend of reconnecting... 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

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