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Category - Outdoors

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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 the 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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you... Read More

Friday, August 2, 2019

A is for Assembly Hall... Spirit and tradition run through the veins of Indiana University and it all starts at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The electricity in the stadium can make anyone (even those Boilermakers) fall in love with the Hoosiers. B is for Breweries... Voted by Thrillist as "One of... Read More

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you... Read More

Friday, May 3, 2019

Visit Indiana Week is an annual celebration of all wonderful things to see and do in the Hoosier State. This week is in conjunction with National Tourism Week, which is a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy,... Read More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plans necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every whim. Rest & Relaxation It’s... Read More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As summer rolls around in Bloomington, the days are about to get sunnier and hotter. Thankfully, you can beat the heat by staying near the water. If you're looking for fun specifically for kids, check out our summer fun recommendations for families! Note: Bloomington lakes may currently be above... Read More

Friday, April 26, 2019

With our rolling hills and endless miles of forests, Bloomington has plenty of scenic places to camp. No matter where you go, you're within a half hour from one of our many gorgeous lakes and downtown shopping. Pitch a tent up on a wooded ridge for a wilderness getaway, or rent a cabin for a... Read More

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Basics What is the event? The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is a one-stop shop for an array of food and non-food products made by local and regional farmers. Where is the event? The state’s largest farmers’ market is at Showers Common, 401 N. Morton Street. When is the event? In 2019,... Read More