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Category - Wine & Culinary

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and giving a certain PSL a run for its money. We've done the hard work for you so you can get your fix this fall. Be on the lookout for these seasonal specialties in Bloomington. If we missed any let us know! Baked Goods &... Read More

Friday, September 7, 2018

Bloomington and IU sports are forever intertwined and there’s no time like the fall to experience them both in peak season. For many, fall means one thing: football. When the leaves begin to turn and the band starts marching, football fans flock to Bloomington to partake in the thunderous roar of... Read More

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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 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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

School's out and the summer is heating up. We love all the seasons in Bloomington, but the summer is a favorite for long days at the lake and dinner and drinks on Bloomington's patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the... Read More

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping ). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of... Read More

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bloomington is full of adventure and exploration to help you reach new heights. Whether you want to clear your mind or get your heart racing, Bloomington can get you there. What To Do Hikers and trail runners chasing new personal bests will enjoy time spent in the Hoosier National Forest .... Read More

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There are over 100 independently owned restaurants in Bloomington . While it's unlikely for you to hit each one on your visit to Bloomington, we've come up with a list of 90 dishes in town you have to try when in town. There just so happens to be approximately 90 days in the summer! Check out our... Read More

Friday, May 11, 2018

Once Indiana University classes end in May, the pace of life in Bloomington slows down a little. The days get a little longer making the options around town endless; Memorial Day Weekend is no exception. Check out what's happening this year. Memorial Day Weekend Events Kayak Tours with Indigo... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is a moment in time when you’re finished with school, your work life is feeling good, and you don’t yet have kids to care for—they’re the sweet-spot years for impromptu getaways. Make the most of it and choose your own adventure during a weekend in Bloomington or take advantage of the smaller... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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 plan necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone, to reconnect with your partner, or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every... Read More