Bites of Bloomington Food Tours introduces groups to foodie destinations off the town's beaten paths. On Saturdays, tour guides and participants head out to savor treats such as Turkish cuisine at Turkuaz Café, baked goods at Sweet Claire Gourmet Bakery, and ice cream at The Chocolate Moose. Groups learn more about Bloomington's neighborhoods, too, as the guides point out interesting historical and architectural sites along the way.
With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Bloomington, you'll be centrally located in Bloomington, steps from Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center and minutes from WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology. This hotel is within close proximity of Wonderlab Science Museum and Monroe County Courthouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 117 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your bed comes with triple sheeting and cotton sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and a television in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
As a neighborhood ice cream shop since 1933, The Chocolate Moose sees itself as the repository of B-Town's memories. Post-game celebrations, first dates, and memories of being dared to eat 12 ice cream cones in a row are tied up in this nostalgia-imbued confectionery. Of course, nostalgia alone isn't enough to keep the visitors coming back every year. The ice cream, crafted in-house from a 15% butterfat mix, creamily melts into hot fudge sundaes and slowly dissolves in root beer floats. Flavors of marshmallow, cream de menthe, and butter pecan swirl into smooth milk shakes. Beyond its ice cream desserts, however, The Chocolate Moose prepares food such as Spanish burgers baked in tomato sauce and hot dogs in Coney sauce.
Dr. Ray Stidd boasts several decades of experience in podiatric care. He practiced in podiatric medicine for more than 30 years, was president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and served as a medical triage officer for the Olympic marathon trials. He brings this wealth of knowledge and passion for healthcare to Sole Sensations, where he oversees all aspects of the store's operations.
Visitors find literal and physical comfort in the store's mission to help preserve customers' health by matching them with supportive footwear. Feet test-drive everything from orthopedic shoes and sandals to accessories such as sole supports, socks, and toe puppets.