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Author: Jake Brown

Top South Bend Running Trails

If you’re a runner, you’ll find The Bend a great spot for your favorite form of exercise. There are several …

5 Ways to Social Distance at Area Parks

One of the best ways to explore hasn’t changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Visiting parks and recreation areas is a …

A Guide to Dining Out During COVID-19

Dining out is back. It just looks different as coronavirus-related restrictions ease. Restaurants in South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding …

Reopening in The Bend: What Does It Mean?

Gov. Eric Holcomb on May 1 announced Indiana’s latest steps in the fight against COVID-19 — a 5-stage plan for …

Make The Bend Your Virtual Background

As we practice social distancing to keep ourselves and others safe, plans to visit our favorite places are on pause. …

12 of The Bend’s Best Patios

Nothing draws people outside in The Bend quite like the arrival of warmer temperatures. And that means patio dining. Whether …

Visit the Animals at Potawatomi Zoo

Walking through the main gates at Potawatomi Zoo reveals a sanctuary for nature lovers. Wallabies hop across open, grassy spaces. …

A Guide to The Bend’s Farmers Markets

One of the best ways to experience local flavor in any area is by visiting a farmers market. It’s no …

Restaurants Open During COVID-19

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb on May 1 announced the reopening of business as part of a five-stage plan called Back …

Tour the Westside Dining Scene

Many cities boast recognizable foodie districts. And while most of the attention in South Bend is reserved for downtown, there’s …

Best Bike Trails in The Bend

One of the best ways to explore The Bend is on two wheels. The League of American Bicyclists in 2018 …

Experience The Bend Month

There’s a truth to travel and tourism that we all know, yet rarely acknowledge — it’s much more than concepts …