June 3–5, 2022


Moving is a big step. We want to help you feel confident that Bloomington will be a good fit, so we’ve designed a special weekend for you and a guest to visit. We’ll show you some bright spots of our city, give you a tour of The Mill, and introduce you to some great people (including past participants of Bloomington Remote, Mill staff, realtors, and other helpful connections). It’s going to be so much fun!

Bookmark this page, because Visit Weekend is invitation-only, an exclusive offer to a small group of specially selected applicants—like you!

June 3–5, 2022

If you can’t come on these dates, but you’d like to visit, let us know, and we’ll see what’s possible.

Explore, Eat, Connect

Our itinerary includes some outings to favorite spots, chances to meet and chat with locals, and free time for you to explore on your own.

Travel Stipend

You’ll arrange your own travel (fly or drive), and we’ll help offset costs with a discounted room rate of $119/night at SpringHill Suites Bloomington, and a $500 check when you arrive.

Bring a Guest!

We’d love to meet your significant other, bestie, or even your mom. Only you as the applicant will receive a travel stipend, but we’ve got room for your guest in our itinerary.

Register by May 1

Seats are limited, so please register early, if possible. Our special hotel block pricing expires May 6, so be sure to book your room before then.


(We might tweak a few times and activities on here, depending on the group’s interests and what’s happening around town.)



All day

Arrival & Check In

Check in at SpringHill Suites Bloomington (check in starts at 3:00 pm). If you get here before 3, you can check your bags at the front desk and walk to The Mill! We’ll give tours on the hour from 1:00–5:00 pm. You can also hang out, use WiFi, grab some coffee, or even work, if you’re so inclined.


5:30 PM

(all times are EDT)

Meet at The Mill

We’ll ride together to Food Truck Friday. The Mill is at 642 N. Madison Street, a five-block walk from the hotel (map & info).


6:00–8:00 PM

Food Truck Friday

Eat, mingle, relax! We’ll give you $20 toward dinner for you and your guest. (Learn more.)

We’ll give you a ride back to the hotel at 8, and from there the night is yours to explore Bloomington! We’ll send you some entertainment ideas before you arrive.



9:30 AM

Farmer’s Market

Meet in the hotel lobby to walk there together! The market is full of fruit, veg, fresh flowers, and delicious treats like croissants, tamales, and crepes. We’ll also enjoy live music and artisans. (Learn more about the market.)


11:30 am-1:00 pm

City Tour

Hotel pickup for a tour with our friends at Visit Bloomington or Century 21


1:00 PM

Handmade Market & Lunch on Your Own

After the tour, we’ll drop you off downtown for lunch on your own and time to visit the Bloomington Handmade Market to browse local contemporary crafts (learn more),


2:30 pm

Griffy Lake or Free Time

Then you can meet up with us for a trip to Griffy Lake Nature Preserve for hiking or boating (learn more), or go solo to rest or explore on your own.


5:30–7:30 PM

Evening Reception at The Mill

Enjoy small bites, mingle with The Mill community, and relax!



9:00-10:30 AM

Wrap-up Breakfast

Drop in between 9–10:30 at the hotel for breakfast on us and casual chat on next steps, questions, and what you’ve learned about Bloomington over the weekend.

Check out by 12 noon.


All day




Book your flight into Indianapolis International Airport, and take the Go Express shuttle to Bloomington (or rent a car, if you prefer). It’s just under an hour to Bloomington from the airport.


Reserve space on the shuttle to take you from the airport to the hotel (and back again). It’s $29 each way, and there are multiple pick-up and drop-off times.


Your hotel is downtown and within easy walking distance of restaurants, entertainment, The Mill, and the B-Line trail. Want to go further out? Uber is your best bet. Want to explore Indiana University’s campus? You can walk there. Try a scooter to get there or back faster! You’ll see them all over downtown.


Reserve a room at our group rate of $119 per night. (Last day to book with that rate is May 6.)

SpringHill Suites Bloomington
501 N College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404


Hotel parking is on-site and included in your reservation.


Reach out to Julie Sylvester, Program Manager at The Mill!


We’ll send some suggestions of current special events before you arrive. In the meantime, our friends at Visit Bloomington have made comprehensive lists of fun activities, great food, and special places. Check it out!