When visiting places, one of my favorite practices is exploring by running (through the place). You can catch more of the local scenes, happenings, and people than say in a moving vehicle. It gives me a deeper appreciation than otherwise.
My son goes to school in Bloomington Indiana. There I find a nice trail called B-line Trail that provided me opportunity to run today’s 7 miles easy (9:00 to 9:45) w/4 x 20 sec strides. Historically the trail used to be the where Mono railway that helped move goods to and from the east coast and brought prosperity to the area.
I recommend to any folks, runners or not, visiting Bloomington to check it out. The trail stretches through downtown where restaurants, hotels, to the tree-covered path in the woods. It is definitely worth a visit.