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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whether you're afraid of the dark or a horror movie superfan, Bloomington has plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween. Check out this list of the top events across the city, and feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments! 5th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 11 Monroe... Read More

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Every May, something glorious happens to Bloomington: the students leave. Specifically, the large mass of energetic, creative, fun and sometimes overwhelming IU students. Those of us who live in Bloomington year-round take a collective deep breath that Monday in May after graduation. It's not that... Read More

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed us tweeting this week using the hashtag #traveleffect - so, what does that mean, anyway? Well, this week (May 3-11) is National Travel & Tourism Week, so destinations and other travel related businesses around the country are celebrating by talking... Read More

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

There are several great New Year's Eve packages and special events in Bloomington this year. If you haven't made plans yet to welcome in the New Year, get your friends together, book your room(s) and come celebrate with us in B-town! Here's the rundown on some of the fun things on the calendar for... Read More

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! If you'll be in Bloomington on the Thanksgiving holiday, but aren't able to (or just don't want to) prepare an elaborate meal, we've got you covered. The following Bloomington area restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving day and would love to welcome you and your... Read More

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Each year, we celebrate the impact of tourism in the Bloomington community with awards for outstanding members of the local tourism industry. As we wrap up National Travel and Tourism Week, we once again gather to recognize and reward the many professionals that make up the local tourism industry.... Read More

Monday, May 6, 2013

Blog contributed by Alicia Blatz, a local resident and part of the Circle Initiative. The Circles Initiative is part of the South Central Community Action Program, and helps connect people and families living in poverty with volunteer allies. These individuals and families are called leaders, as... Read More

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Each year in May, along with other tourism organizations around the country, we celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week. This year, that's May 4-12, but we've decided to celebrate all month long with a fun photo sharing challenge for our friends on Instagram. If you're not on Instagram, feel free... Read More

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Whether you're a visitor or a local, if you're looking for a restaurant that's serving a Thanksgiving Day meal, it can be a hard thing to find! Visit Bloomington has made it easy for you this year! Here's the low-down on Bloomington area restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving Day.... Read More