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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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Congratulations! You're in the home stretch of completing your education at Indiana University, which is an incredible accomplishment. Your family will be coming to town to celebrate your milestone achievement, and something as significant as your college graduation deserves to be properly... Read More

Monday, March 29, 2021

It's your senior year, which means bidding Bloomington a bittersweet farewell come May. You're preparing to say goodbye to friends-turned-family and professors-turned-mentors, but have you thought about your goodbye to the college town that turned into home? Bid adieu to the town that's come to mean... Read More

Friday, March 26, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Southern Indiana is full of hidden gems that create magic within our landscape. Whether you're looking to explore secret waterfalls or romp around a wetland preserve, Bloomington has hikes full of beautiful sights and memorable outdoor experiences in store. Leonard Springs Nature Park Beautifully... Read More

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse the Farmers Market under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles upon miles of beautiful, blooming landscape is enough... Read More

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Doing the touristy things in town is always fun, but there's something extra exciting about discovering an area's hidden gems and eating like the locals — which is why we created this guide to some of Bloomington's favorite eateries from the perspective of a townie. Bon appetit, friends! Laughing... Read More

Friday, March 19, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

With incredible outdoor activities, a spirited sports community, a growing culinary scene, and much more, Bloomington offers a bit of everything for everyone. The opportunities for entertainment, education, and exercise are vast, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic... Read More