Bloomington, Indiana

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

61 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
13 Votes - "Best For Food"
5 Votes - "Most Fun"
5 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Located in the lush rolling hills of south central Indiana, Bloomington is a progressive college town with a special charm that makes everyone feel right at home. From the peaceful forests to the vibrant downtown, Bloomington is filled with contradictions that somehow blend together to form an exceptional community. And with over 100 locally-owned, one-of-a-kind restaurants, Bloomington is a culinary delight. The abundance of fresh produce, meats, and herbs from local providers, combined with the talent of local chefs offers a wide variety of options. The diversity in cuisine types is a perfect example of how influential the university has been on the overall community. In one block alone you can find Thai, Italian, Tibetan and Ethiopian restaurants. There really is a wide variety of food types to suit all tastes, and no matter what time of day or night, you can find good food--and plenty of it--in Bloomington.

You will also find two award-winning wineries and two unbelievable breweries. Each winery provides a beautiful setting to sample unique wines, including some made from local grapes. The breweries also produce unique flavors, in beer and in cuisine (each facility houses a restaurant). You can also find select local beers and wines at area restaurants, so drink local and enjoy the flavors of Bloomington!

Fun things to do; friendly people; fantastic dining! The food choices are amazing considering the size of the town. You can literally go around the world culinarily in just four blocks. Not to mention some of the absolute best burgers (Bubs & Upland) and pizzas (Mother Bears & Aver's) in America. Wonderful vegetarian restaurants as well. Bloomington has it all, and it is all good.
Reviewed by hopscotch
on May 3, 2012
Bloomington and the surrounding area is a nature lover's paradise. State Forests, Lake Monroe and many other nature preserves offers an array of hiking, biking, fishing and more.
The dining options are second to none in the midwest outside of Chicago and other major metropolitan areas. From a variety of ethnic cuisines on 4th Street to world class dining at Restaurant Tallent and some of the best brewpubs in the midwest at Upland and BBC, you can't go wrong dining in Bloomington. Visit bloomingtonindependents.com!
Reviewed by BTOWN 4 LIFE
on May 3, 2012
Bloomington has so many great places to dine. The diversity of the restaurants is unmatched.
Reviewed by brob03
on May 3, 2012
Our town is keep clean and beautiful, by our great county and city workers
Reviewed by Nljohn26
on May 3, 2012
Bloomington has all kinds of restaurants and prides itself on locally grown and organic foods, artisanal breads and pastries, and international dishes.
Reviewed by cathygotm
on May 3, 2012
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