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Category - Wine & Culinary

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Just an hour southwest of Bloomington is Greene County, home of a variety of great outdoor attractions. From Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, there's much to do during a day in the area. Enjoy Greene County's peaceful nature activities and sight-seeing, then... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Bloomington offers many fantastic attractions, and some of them are pretty unique to our area. Whether you're looking for attractions you can typically only find in big cities, attractions that are ranked as some of the most premier in the nation, or the only attraction of its kind in the United... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

If you're in Bloomington celebrating a special occasion, or if you're simply looking to treat yourself to the finer food in life, there are an array of incredible upscale restaurants to choose from. You're in for a delicious culinary experience at each of the following local eateries — dine at them... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The hunt for a memorable meal is paramount when traveling. The same can be said for finding the perfect watering hole after a busy day. Bloomington is known for being a foodie town, but we have an impressive roster of brewers, winemakers, and distillers as well. Visiting their tasting rooms and pubs... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Coffee connoisseurs will be delighted with the selection of locally-roasted java and handcrafted espresso beverages in Bloomington. Whether you're craving an iced coffee on a hot day, a pumpkin spice latte during your fall visit, or a steaming cuppa Joe to keep you warm in the cooler months, these... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Living a healthy lifestyle and traveling aren't always the easiest to do simultaneously, but Bloomington visitors will be happy to know there are several local eateries that serve nutritious and delicious food. Next time you're in town, try a few — or all, if you're up to the challenge — of these... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

There's nothing like fall in Bloomington. Between Indiana University Football, seasonal festivals, and the stunning fall foliage that paints our city in golden tones, an autumnal visit to B-Town is a must on any traveler's fall bucket list. Take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Southern... Read More

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's English Hut, hiking through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness, taking a photo at Sample Gates — there are certain things you have to cross off the B-Town bucket list to truly experience Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington: take part in as many items on this... Read More

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

If you ask a local to describe Bloomington's food scene, they would likely say "diverse and delicious" and point you in the direction of 4 th Street. Though that street is home to many incredible international restaurants, you'll find mouthwatering global cuisine in every part of town. You can truly... Read More

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Square is the heart of downtown Bloomington, lined with over 30 locally-owned businesses including shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. There's so much to do directly on The Square, but there are even more incredible businesses and attractions surrounding it. Venture off the beaten-path... Read More