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Category - Wine & Culinary

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse farmers' markets under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of Old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles-upon-miles of beautiful blooming landscape is enough to... Read More

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Whether you're planning a romantic date, exploring B-Town with your kids, or you simply want to enjoy a meal under the sun, Bloomington offers a few top-notch picnic spots. Grab some blankets, pack your basket, and head to one of these perfect locations for a 10/10 B-Town picnic experience. The... Read More

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Experiencing an Indiana University sporting event in-person is one of the most exciting things to do while visiting Bloomington; the passion exuded from the players, coaches, and fans is goosebump-inducing. But tickets can be hard to come by, and when the team is playing on the road, the next best... Read More

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

There’s a long list of reasons to visit Bloomington during the spring season, but we’re giving you the scoop on the best-of-the-best activities a visitor should seek out during a flowering foray to make the most of a spring trip to B-Town. From the iconic cream & crimson tulips to The World's... Read More

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

There's always something going on in B-Town! Check out the top events happening in March 2024, and consider spending two or three days with us this season. Use this list to easily navigate from section-to-section:​ FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Dino Day Date: Saturday, March 23 Time: 11:00 AM to... Read More

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Visiting Bloomington is a great idea at any time of the year, but a slightly underrated time to visit is during spring break. With the majority of Indiana University's students away, B-Town becomes a little quieter, a little slower-paced, and much less crowded. For families with elementary-aged... Read More

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Dining out with kids can be overwhelming, especially when you're traveling and aren't familiar with the area's local restaurants. You'll be relieved to know that Bloomington offers a wide variety of family-friendly places to eat across many types of cuisine — no need to resort to Applebee's or... Read More

Thursday, February 8, 2024

The famous day of love is coming up, and Bloomington is offering several Valentine's Day events & specials. Whether you're looking for romance with your partner, an outing with the friends, something fun to do with the kiddos, or anything in between, B-Town has something in store for you to enjoy.... Read More

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

While Bloomington doesn't have a dedicated seafood restaurant (and we're yearning for the day that we do), many of our restaurants do offer some amazingly tasty seafood dishes. Whether you're a connoisseur of all things from the sea, a shrimp savant, or a participant of Lent, there are plenty of... Read More