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Category - Outdoors

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The first thing I learned about Bloomington is that you must have a dog to live here. Then I learned that was an exaggeration, but still, basically everyone has a dog. So there are lots of dog-friendly joints around town, and when a Facebook fan recently asked for some suggestions, it got me asking... Read More

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

April is a crazy month in Bloomington, as far as events go. Between the reliably good weather (if you can ever truly say that about Indiana) and the end of the school year at IU and Ivy Tech, there are simply tons of events going on from arts to sports to parties. I have done my best to choose the... Read More

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ever since winter started to fade, everyone in town looks like thousands of woodland critters waking from hibernation. We step out onto the newly uncovered grass, blink in the sunlight, and marvel that we made it through another winter. Take advantage of this miraculous weather with some of... Read More

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten lists are just too short, and there's too much going on to narrow down my list any further. So here are 11 of the events you simply must go to this March in Bloomington. When you're there, don't forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #visitbtown! Devour Btown -... Read More

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter in Bloomington is fickle. Sometimes it's mild and rainy, sometimes is frigid cold and snowy. And it can go from one to the other in a matter of days (or sometimes hours). I prefer a snowy winter, when it's less than 30 degrees and the big, fat snowflakes cover the tree canopy so the city... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the... Read More

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Somehow, every November I think I'll take it easy in my social life, and then my calendar fills up with arts, athletics, or culinary adventures almost every night of the week. Bloomington's just got too much going on, so I figure I'll wait to catch up on sleep until I'm at the in-laws' for... Read More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Is Bloomington any more beautiful than in the fall? One could make the case for the lovely spring scenes with magnolias and tulips, or the canopy of twinkle lights covered in a light snow, or even the lush green canopy of summer. But to me, this Tree City USA town was meant to be covered in bright... Read More

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July in Indiana means scorching hot days with humidity high enough to be visible by the naked eye . I'm sweating just thinking about it. So what does one do to keep cool during these unbearably hot days? Go swimming, of course! We're lucky, around here there are plenty of places to go swimming, each... Read More