With a biking trail, numerous craft breweries, fantastic restaurants, and a gorgeous campus, Bloomington is one of our favorite Indiana weekend getaways. There's always something going on in this college town!
Visitors can cozy up at Grant Street Inn, a Victorian B&B with a modern twist that's within walking distance of the university. On the charming property, guests enjoy homemade cookies at check-in, a delicious breakfast in the morning, and a big porch with rocking chairs to indulge in a glass of wine at the end of their busy day.
Upon arrival, go for a hike in Hoosier National Forest, visit a Buddhist Cultural Center, and drop by the glistening Monroe Lake. Then, travel into town for lunch at Cardinal Spirits, known for being Indiana's first Craft Distillery but making a name for itself with its delicious food pairings. After lunch, hit the B-Line Trail to walk or bike off some of those calories. The 3.1-mile path will take you through the heart of downtown Bloomington.
You have several options for dinner, including iconic Nick's English Hut, a staple in the community since 1927, Upland Brewing Company, a local favorite for craft beer and pub food, or Mother Bear's, named the best pizza in Indiana.
The next day is open to tour the beautiful Indiana University campus and grab a bite to eat at the Laughing Planet Cafe down the street for lunch. Finish the weekend at Oliver's Winery, ranked one of the best 25 wineries in the United States, just north of town.