Bloomington and Indianapolis

Following are some resources to help you get to know Bloomington, within and outside of the Indiana University campus.

General Bloomington Resources


Local Events and Activities

Bloomington Events

Dining Options

  • 4th Street Cuisine (diverse international cuisine)
  • Dining Opportunities on Campus
  • Kirkwood Ave (local bars, one-of-a-kind Bloomington restaurants, ethnic food, coffee, and more)
  • There are also many restaurants on both the east and west sides of Bloomington, although you’re more likely to find one-of-a-kind restaurants downtown.

Family Friendly Locations

Indiana University Events

Outdoor Activities


Bloomington and Indianapolis Shopping

Groceries and other necessities



  • Downtown Bloomington along Kirkwood Avenue has a diverse selection of shops and restaurants. You can buy clothes, CDs and records, books, IU apparel, and more.