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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Bloomington is home to a long list of great outdoor destinations. While they're all incredible during any time of the year, certain places seem to really shine during specific seasons. While you're visiting B-Town this winter, check out the following forests, trails, nature preserves, and other... Read More

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Bloomington offers visitors a wide array of things to do, and romantic date ideas are aplenty in our quaint town. If you're looking for ideas on how to woo your significant other, check out this list of charming adventures — if you're trying to plan an entire romantic trip rather than just a date,... Read More

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The famous day of love is coming up, and Bloomington is offering several Valentine's Day events & specials. Whether you're looking for romance with your partner, an outing with the friends, something fun to do with the kiddos, or anything in between, B-Town has something in store for you to enjoy.... Read More

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it has something to offer everyone. No matter your interest, there are a wide range of things to do in the area. Grab your significant other, pack your bags, and choose your couple's getaway adventure — you'll love what B-Town has in store for you.... Read More

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Check out the top Events happening at the start of 2023, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market Date: Recurring until Saturday, March 25 Time: Saturday's 9:00 AM to... Read More

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Bloomington is known for many things, one of which being its vibrant arts scene. On any given week, you're likely to find at least one live production happening at one of B-Town's famed theater, dance, and comedy venues — here are the places you need to know to catch a show during your stay.... Read More

Monday, November 21, 2022

Check out the top Events happening in December 2022, and make a three-day getaway out of your trip! Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Light Up The Night Date: Thursday, December 1 Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: IMU Circle Drive & Robel Plaza Admission:... Read More

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The holidays bring about a flurry of season's greetings: friends & family, twinkling lights, many traditions across Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, charming decorations, cozy hot cocoa, cult classic movies & specials, pillows of snow, scrumptious treats, and, of course, presents stuffed in... Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving day for dine-in: Amit India Open 11am-2:15pm, 4:30-9:30pm Best Taste 11am-9:30pm Bob Evans Special Thanksgiving menu. 7am-8pm Cracker Barrel Special Thanksgiving menu. 7am-9pm Denny's Open 24 hours. Farm Bloomington Special Thanksgiving menu. Seatings... Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Looking for all things holly & jolly in Bloomington this holiday season? We've rounded up every holiday-themed event, from the merry & bright to Canopy of Lights. Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday; 9:00 am-5:00pm... Read More