Why Choose Our Destination?
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 3 hours or less from the East and West Coasts, Bloomington is 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, Mall of America®, and the Metro Transit light rail, which goes from Bloomington to MSP Airport and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. If your attendees drive, it’s even better. Parking is free throughout Bloomington. With over 43 hotels and more than 9,000 rooms, Bloomington has the largest concentration of rooms in Minnesota. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 2,000 for any type of event. Bloomington hotels' experienced hospitality employees are eager and ready to make your event memorable, and most importantly, successful. The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau works with groups of all kinds, including corporate, sports, national associations, state associations, government, tours, fraternal, religious and military. Our personalized services help meetings and events be successful and stress-free. Services include RFP coordination with hotels, an online housing system, and venue recommendations. We also help with site visits, itineraries, and marketing your event to attendees. Our convention services team staffs welcome tables at meetings and events to provide attendees with information about Bloomington. If you’d like to partner with the Bloomington CVB on your upcoming event, copy us on your RFP!
Distance from airport
- Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport
1.61 km from city center
Mall of America
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
Metro Blue Line
Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge
Normandale Japanese Garden
No visit to Bloomington would be complete without exploring Mall of America, the country’s largest retail and entertainment complex. With 520+ stores, 50+ restaurants, and over a dozen attractions, MOA is sure to satisfy every taste. Enjoy free parking, free shuttles and fabulous indoor entertainment, and with no tax on clothing and shoes, leave a little extra room in your luggage for some great buys. In addition to the mall, take advantage of The Big Ticket™, a 3-day bundled attraction pass that gives attendees up to 30% savings on top Mall of America attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe®, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, Crayola Experience, and more.