Bloomington, Indiana


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"


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!

A wonderful city with even better food.
Reviewed by lakent18
on May 8, 2012
One of the top farmer's markets in the country and incredible local producers. Great variety of local restaurants from upscale new American to ethnic cuisines from around the world. Many of the restaurants have local farm fresh focus. Two award winning nationally recognized chefs run the kitchens in two of the upscale choices. From casual bar food to fine dining, Bloomington has it all.
Reviewed by gmgrodner
on May 8, 2012
There's always something to do! B-Line Trail, hiking, festivals, Farmer's Market, boating on Lake Monroe, and of course, our wonderful restaurants- best town in Indiana!
Reviewed by btowngal
on May 8, 2012
Bloomington, Indiana is the best college town in America. Their restaurant scene is fantastic...local, local, local! Upland & Bloomington Brewing Company make some of the best beer in the world. It's an amazing place to ride a bike and see live music every night.
Reviewed by harryclary
on May 3, 2012
What a nice place to be!
Reviewed by kinbton
on May 3, 2012
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