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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, 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

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

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . From garlic cuisine celebrations to 21st-century opera, from stand-up comedy to standing-room-only shows, events in Bloomington are diverse and energetic. Our top picks for Bloomington's most unique annual... Read More

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 was an eventful year in Bloomington and we need to send it off right. We've gathered all the happenings around town to help you plan your big night out. Cheers! Family Fun Women’s Basketball vs Ohio State Come cheer on your IU Women's Basketball team as they take on Ohio State with the whole... Read More

Monday, December 4, 2017

Offices are so last year. Co-working spaces give entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students a space to collaborate. Without the drama of office politics and competition, entrepreneurs and students alike can go to workspaces to meet other professionals while reaping the benefits of working... Read More

Monday, November 20, 2017

Don't let holiday gift giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. And don't forget to Shop Small on Saturday, November... Read More

Friday, November 17, 2017

From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Krampus Rampage & Bazaar December 2 Will you be naughty or nice? Everyone will be there: the Angels, St. Nicholas, and of course the Krampus. Make Krampus crafts, watch the parade, and have your... Read More