Bloomington, MN Meeting Planning Overview
Voted the Best Value City in the U.S. by Meetings & Conventions magazine, Bloomington is one of Minnesota's largest cities, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Located three hours or less by plane from the East and West coasts, Bloomington is just a short trip for all attendees. We offer all the advantages of a downtown without the hassle of expensive hotel prices or parking fees. For guest convenience, most Bloomington hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the airport and to Mall of America®. If your attendees drive, it's even better; almost every hotel in Bloomington offers free parking.
With over 40 hotels and more than 9,000 rooms, Bloomington has the largest concentration of guest rooms in Minnesota. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 2,000 for any type of event. No visit to Bloomington would be complete without exploring Mall of America, the country's largest indoor retail and entertainment complex. With 520 stores, including anchor stores Macy's, Nordstrom, and Sears, and over 50 restaurants, MOA® is sure to satisfy every taste. Enjoy free parking, one-of-a-kind events, and fabulous indoor entertainment. And since there's no tax on clothing and shoes, leave a little extra room in your luggage for some great buys.
Serving as the marketing arm for Bloomington, Minnesota, the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau aggressively markets the city, area attractions, and the surrounding communities to visitors around the world. Bloomington caters to many meetings and groups: corporate, sports, national associations, state associations, government, tours, fraternal, religious, and military. The BCVB offers a wide array of personalized services for more successful and stress-free meetings and events, so whether you're traveling to Bloomington on business or for pleasure, the Bloomington CVB is your information resource.
About Bloomington, MN / Additional Info
Bloomington has it all — a central location, outstanding facilities, top hotels, incredible value, exceptional dining, and countless fun things to do. Plus, it's home to major corporate headquarters, miles of green space, and the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America.
Minnesota is known for its majestic natural beauty and wealth of lakes. But the arts and cultural pulse is found in the Bloomington and Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Here, you have access to several major sports franchises, renowned museums, incredible theater, and so much more.