Our local recommendations for sights, sounds and eats while visiting Bloomington!

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Our local recommendations for sights, sounds and eats while visiting Bloomington!

Essentials
The Fairfax Inn is also a great place to order carry-out. They have a full bar and grill menu. You can also stock up on essentials and gas.
The Fairfax Inn
8660 South Fairfax Road
The Fairfax Inn is also a great place to order carry-out. They have a full bar and grill menu. You can also stock up on essentials and gas.
Stock up on supplies just a short drive from our condo.
Kroger
4025 South Old State Road 37
Stock up on supplies just a short drive from our condo.
Grab your essentials at the local Target!
Target
2966 East 3rd Street
Grab your essentials at the local Target!
Food Scene
They have a delicious brunch menu as well as a great dinner menu. Their crab cakes are hands down some of the best!
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Uptown Cafe
102 East Kirkwood Avenue
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They have a delicious brunch menu as well as a great dinner menu. Their crab cakes are hands down some of the best!
They have an amazing filet on top of mac n cheese! Great date spot!
Scholars Keep
717 N College Ave
They have an amazing filet on top of mac n cheese! Great date spot!
You can't visit B-town without stopping in at Mother Bear's for their amazing pizza. They're a Bloomington tradition. They have a new second location west of town that has tons of seating. They have a daily early bird special between 4-6 PM. Be sure to add your name to the graffiti walls!
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Mother Bear's Pizza Campus
1428 East 3rd Street
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You can't visit B-town without stopping in at Mother Bear's for their amazing pizza. They're a Bloomington tradition. They have a new second location west of town that has tons of seating. They have a daily early bird special between 4-6 PM. Be sure to add your name to the graffiti walls!
One of the best restaurants in Bloomington hands down!
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FARMbloomington
108 East Kirkwood Avenue
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One of the best restaurants in Bloomington hands down!
Great spot for a date night!
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Malibu Grill
106 North Walnut Street
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Great spot for a date night!
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Siam House
430 E 4th St
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One of the best brunch spots in town!
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Runcible Spoon
412 E 6th St
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One of the best brunch spots in town!
Grab a cup of coffee and catch up on those emails while relaxing in this cozy breakfast spot!
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The Inkwell Bakery & Cafe
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Grab a cup of coffee and catch up on those emails while relaxing in this cozy breakfast spot!
Drinks & Nightlife
A visit to Bloomington isn't complete without a visit to the famous Oliver Winery. You can enjoy wine tastings, behind scenes tours or a relaxing day on their patio.
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Oliver Winery
200 East Winery Road
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A visit to Bloomington isn't complete without a visit to the famous Oliver Winery. You can enjoy wine tastings, behind scenes tours or a relaxing day on their patio.
A popular hangout near campus to catch drinks, watch the game or let loose with your friends. Their breadsticks are legendary!
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Kilroy's on Kirkwood
502 East Kirkwood Avenue
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A popular hangout near campus to catch drinks, watch the game or let loose with your friends. Their breadsticks are legendary!
It's a tradition to stop at Nick's and play Sink the Biz!
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Nick's English Hut
423 East Kirkwood Avenue
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It's a tradition to stop at Nick's and play Sink the Biz!
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Upland Brewing Co
350 W 11th St
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This local distillery has an ever changing menu of tasty drink concoctions. You can also buy their canned cocktails locally. Our favorite is the Bramble Mule!
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Cardinal Spirits
922 S Morton St
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This local distillery has an ever changing menu of tasty drink concoctions. You can also buy their canned cocktails locally. Our favorite is the Bramble Mule!
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Butler Winery and Vineyards
6200 East Robinson Road
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Have you ever heard of cyser? It's a delicious cross between cider and mead. Sip it from the source at Oddball Fermentables in their cozy little tasting room
Oddball Fermentables
1211 S Walnut St
Have you ever heard of cyser? It's a delicious cross between cider and mead. Sip it from the source at Oddball Fermentables in their cozy little tasting room
Parks & Nature
Lake Monroe has so much to offer. You can rent jet skis and boats for a fun day out on the water or spend the day hiking the scenic woods.
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Lake Monroe
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Lake Monroe has so much to offer. You can rent jet skis and boats for a fun day out on the water or spend the day hiking the scenic woods.
Great hiking trails and gorgeous views!
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McCormick's Creek State Park
250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
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Great hiking trails and gorgeous views!
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Paynetown State Recreation Area
4850 IN-446
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Griffy Lake
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Indiana University Arboretum
Arts & Culture
Spend a day taking in culture at the Art Museum on IU's campus.
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Eskenazi Museum of Art
1133 East 7th Street
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Spend a day taking in culture at the Art Museum on IU's campus.
The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is one of the most unique attractions in the state of Indiana and the only place you'll find authentic Tibetan chortens in the United States. You'll find hours of inspiration here wandering the grounds and the temple.
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Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
3655 S Snoddy Rd
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The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is one of the most unique attractions in the state of Indiana and the only place you'll find authentic Tibetan chortens in the United States. You'll find hours of inspiration here wandering the grounds and the temple.
Featuring award-winning Broadway shows, contemporary and classical musical acts, dance, and family-friendly favorites.
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IU Auditorium
1211 East 7th Street
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Featuring award-winning Broadway shows, contemporary and classical musical acts, dance, and family-friendly favorites.
Shopping
There are so many cool treasures waiting to be discovered and brought home with you at this antique mall!
Bloomington Antique Mall
311 W 7th St
There are so many cool treasures waiting to be discovered and brought home with you at this antique mall!
Get great local produce and goods at the farmers market!
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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market
401 North Morton Street
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Get great local produce and goods at the farmers market!
Need a bit of retail therapy? College Mall has tons of shopping and major department stores like Macy's.
College Mall
2894 East 3rd Street
Need a bit of retail therapy? College Mall has tons of shopping and major department stores like Macy's.
Lots of treasures to be discovered at the Warehouse! You never know what you’ll find!
Jeff's Warehouse
424 S College Ave
Lots of treasures to be discovered at the Warehouse! You never know what you’ll find!
Beautiful home decor and women’s boutique clothing
Lola Rue & Co
118 S College Ave
Beautiful home decor and women’s boutique clothing
Sightseeing
This is one of the secret gems near Bloomington. Climb the Fire Tower and get panoramic views of one of the top vantage points in all of Indiana. It's especially breathtaking during Fall when the leaves are turning.
Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower
This is one of the secret gems near Bloomington. Climb the Fire Tower and get panoramic views of one of the top vantage points in all of Indiana. It's especially breathtaking during Fall when the leaves are turning.
One of the most iconic Instagrammed spots in Bloomington!
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Sample Gates
East Kirkwood Avenue
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One of the most iconic Instagrammed spots in Bloomington!
Hike to a waterfall and get lost in Mother Nature’s beauty!
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McCormick's Creek State Park
250 McCormick Creek Park Rd
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Hike to a waterfall and get lost in Mother Nature’s beauty!
The newest Sycamore Land Trust property is a unique peninsula trail that juts out into Monroe Lake. Head out to Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula for some epic sunrise and sunset photos.
Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve
7466 E Rush Ridge Rd
The newest Sycamore Land Trust property is a unique peninsula trail that juts out into Monroe Lake. Head out to Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula for some epic sunrise and sunset photos.