Things to Do in Bloomington, IL

February 21st, 2019 by

Castle Theatre marquee lit up at night

Bloomington IL and its neighbor Normal IL are home to the State Farm headquarters and two universities, so the area is bustling with activity and fun things to do for locals and students alike. From movie theaters to shopping to nightlife, check out these things to do in Bloomington, IL, and be sure you are properly fueled up at one of the best coffee shops in Bloomington!

Castle Theatre

Castle Theatre Bloomington IL boasts plenty of fun for those who are in the Normal area. Different artists and bands play there often, so if you love music and like seeing it live, this is the place to go. Be sure to visit their website for an updated schedule. Plus, keep an eye on their special events too.

Movie Theaters in Bloomington IL

There are plenty of movie theaters in Bloomington IL that will keep you entertained with the latest box office hits. Enjoy New Vision Theaters or Marcus Theaters, with comfortable seating, an array of concession options, and unique screen experiences. Normal Theater is a movie lover’s dream with a picturesque old-fashioned marquee. They show classics like Dr. Strangelove, fun sci-fi like Killer Clowns from Outer Space, and more current offerings like Oscar-nominated short films.

Eastland Mall

Eastland Mall is a great option for your Decatur shopping needs. There are a variety of popular stores as well as dining options when you’ve worked up an appetite. Eastland Mall Bloomington IL also offers plenty of special events too, which is perfect for those with little ones on rainy days. Check their website often to find great deals or events coming up.

Restaurants

Bloomington is packed with restaurants, so if you’re looking for something to do, fill up on some good food. From the best pizza restaurants in Bloomington to your quaint cafes, there’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy while in town. Epiphany Farms Restaurant and Medici are two good options for upscale dining, while Taqueria El Porton is a college student favorite for its delicious inexpensive Mexican menu.

Downtown Bloomington & Uptown Normal

These bustling areas are hubs of activity, whether you are looking for cute shops during the day or a good bar scene. Downtown Bloomington has fun bars like Fat Jack’s and Mulligan’s, as well as the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts bringing in bands, theater, and orchestra concerts. Uptown Normal has pubs like Maggie Miley’s and Pub II, used book stores, record stores to beef up your vinyl collection, and Coffeehouse, a favorite local hangout with a breakfast and lunch menu and plenty of vegan options.

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