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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Although Bloomington has a wide array of amazing outdoor options, Mother Nature sometimes has different plans for where you'll spend your day. When the weather takes a turn for the worse, reshape your plan to spend some time at some of these indoor entertainment options. Wonderlab Museum Always a... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

Whether it's you're first time in Bloomington or you're looking to support an old favorite that made a new move, this list is the perfect way to find out what's happening and where to be in Bloomington during 2019. New Places to Stay Graduate Bloomington A newcomer on Kirkwood, the Graduate is the... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

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, visit Bloomington and experience the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Popularized by a 2010 episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation... Read More

Friday, December 14, 2018

For the Foodie at Heart: Everyone has that one person in their life who is a great cook (or at least thinks they are). This list is for the ones who love to cook, dine out, and enjoy new culinary experiences. Cardinal Spirits Bloomington’s distillery is selling Holiday Gift Boxes. It includes... Read More

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Whether it's 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

Friday, November 30, 2018

The perfect New Year's Eve includes a great group of friends, Auld Lang Syne , a glass of champagne (or sparkling grape juice), and of course the best atmosphere. We've put together a list of some of B-Town's best to help you get ready to ring in the new year. Where to Ring in the New Year If you... Read More

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The holidays are indeed holly and jolly, but in Bloomington, they are anything but ordinary. As the temperatures fall (maybe some snow too), get into the spirit with holiday events, unique shopping, and plenty of delicious treats to share with your loved ones, big and small. Who Stole the Canopy of... Read More

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen while dressing a turkey this year, let someone else do all the work this year. To help make your holiday planning even easier, we've rounded up the restaurants in town that will be open on Thanksgiving... Read More

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's , seeing a show at The Bluebird , visiting the Farmers Market ; there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More