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Bloomington, Indiana Travel Guide
Located southwest of Indianapolis, Bloomington is home to the University of Indiana and Hoosier basketball. Welcome to the heart of Hoosier Nation.
Bloomington is a blend of All American charm and sophistication. The WonderLab is a popular destination for family fun with hands-on exhibits to delight visitors of all ages.
Explore 4th Street’s Restaurant Row for fine international dining.
If you’re looking for a well-crafted sip or three or four, you’ve come to the right place. Bloomington is home to fantastic distilleries, wineries, and craft breweries.
Take a Birding Nature Tour.
Go to nearby Hoosier National Forest and explore over 260 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding or go rock climbing or rappelling.
Located 6 miles south of Bloomington, Lake Monroe is the largest lake in Indiana at 10,750 acres. The Lake Monroe State Park offers beaches, swimming, boating, 9 launch ramps, fishing piers, picnicking and playgrounds. One side of the lake is for speedboats, water skiing, tubing, and jet skiing. The other side is for kayaks, canoes, and fishing. Anglers come here in pursuit of bass, crappie and catfish.
There are trails for hiking and jogging. Bird watching is popular and eagles are frequently seen.
The Park has campgrounds with 318 sites. 221 sites have electric hookups and 19 sites are tent only.
If you’re interested in renting an RV, Green Vacation Deals recommends RVshare.
If you’d prefer a hotel, you should consider the following hotels. They currently have discounted rates up to 75% off their regular rates. Book them through Hotels.com to realize the saving.
- Quality Inn Bloomington near University 75% Discount
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott Bloomington 66% Discount
- Graduate Bloomington 48% Discount
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bloomington 43% Discount
- La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bloomington 35% Discount
- Showers Inn 33% Discount
- Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington 32% Discount
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Bloomington 32% Discount
- Century Suites Hotel Bloomington 30% Discount
- Hyatt Place Bloomington 30% Discount
- Grant St. Inn 29% Discount
- Courtyard by Marriott Bloomington 28% Discount
- Holiday Inn Bloomington 28% Discount
- Travelodge by Wyndham Bloomington 28% Discount
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bloomington 24% Discount
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington 22% Discount
- Comfort Inn Bloomington near University 20% Discount
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Bloomington 17% Discount
- Wingate by Wyndham Bloomington 16% Discount
- Hampton Inn Bloomington 15% Discount
- Cascades Inn 14% Discount
- Quality Inn & Suites Bedford West 11% Discount
- The Walnut Street Inn 10% Discount