Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and home to 85,000 residents and serves as a home away from home for tens of thousands of Indiana University students and alumni. You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene and unique shopping and dining experiences. Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. Our friendly, safe, and inviting environment embrace visitors and ideas from across the globe. We are a city of both dreamers and doers. Whether you come for school, business, pleasure, or would like to make this your home, you are welcome in Bloomington.
Downtown Bloomington is a mecca for gourmets, art aficionados, and anyone looking to find an eclectic mix of small-town charm with a big city feel. Bloomington is also home to Indiana University.
Downtown's historic courthouse square is a revitalized shopping, eating, and meeting district with a vibrant nightlife. From bed-and-breakfasts to hotels/motels, accommodations are plentiful and suit any traveler's mood or budget. Bloomington's dining choices are second to none, with various restaurants serving authentic cuisines, organic foods, or simple fare. Find many one-of-a-kind and traditional items while visiting and shopping. See the rich arts and entertainment culture that Bloomington is known for, from unique art galleries to live shows. Hike the trails in one of the many nearby state parks. Spend the day boating on Lake Monroe. Hit the stands and show your support at a sports game. Participate in Bloomington's vibrant nightlife with plenty of activities and bars from which to choose. Whatever it is you're looking for, you'll find it in Bloomington.
Centrally located in the Midwest, Bloomington is within a reasonable driving distance from major cities, located about an hour south of Indianapolis.
Find many hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, and guest suites located nearby the Convention Center.
Bloomington boasts a smorgasboard of savory eats for different appetites, from traditional to ethnic, and vegetarian to vegan/gluten-free.
Get the scoop on things to do while in Bloomington — with a wide variety of activities and interests, there's something to do for everyone.
Explore a variety of ways to navigate downtown Bloomington, whether walking, bicycling or driving.