Collegiate Community in South Bend

The South Bend area is home to over twenty thousand students and five major college campuses. Beyond the campus limits, there is plenty for college students to do in The Bend when they need a study break which is why South Bend was voted by Livability as the “No.9 Best College Town in America.”

Food, Drink, and DessertGianetto's Deep Dish Pizza

South Bend and the local area has many different microbreweries, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, burger stops, and delicious places to go for dessert. Whatever you are craving, you can find it here in town.

– Fine dining establishments include Tippecanoe Place Restaurant and Café Navarre
– Voted #1 Best City for Pizza Lovers by
– Great burgers at restaurants like The View Tavern and Oaken Bucket
– Microbreweries in town include Evil Czech Brewery and South Bend Brew Werks
– Local bars include Fiddler’s Hearth, LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern, and Corby’s Irish Pub
– Dessert hot spots include South Bend Chocolate Café, Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream, and La Rosita

Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park

Aerial Adventure Park
South Bend’s newest attraction is open for business on Saturday, August 20 at Rum Village Park in South Bend. The Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park is perfect for those who love thrills (and aren’t too afraid of heights). Book you adventure by clicking HERE.

– Set of treetop trails ranging from 16 to 60 feet in the air
– Choose any of the five self-guided courses
– Combination of obstacles and zip lines
– Courses range in difficulty from beginner to advanced
– Only $49 per person for three hours of fun

East Race Waterway

If you are seeking thrills then look no further than the East Race Waterway. As the first artificial white water rafting course in North America, you can ride a raft down (provided) with friends or ride down by yourself in a kayak (provide your own). There are only two days left this summer to ride the East Race. Don’t miss out!

– Can generate waves up to six feet or higher
– Only $5 per person per ride
– University Day: Saturday, August 27th 11am – 6pm
– Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, September 3rd 12pm – 5pm

South Bend CubsSouth Bend Cubs Four Winds Field

As the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the South Bend Cubs seem to continually break attendance records and are gunning for the postseason. To order tickets, click HERE

– Home ballpark: Four Winds Field
– Delicious food and drink
– Outdoor bar area beyond the left field wall
– Promotions, including Thirsty Thursdays and Flat Screen Saturdays
– New performance center with six full-size regulation batting cages
– Inexpensive tickets and a great view of the field anywhere you sit

Central Location

In the middle of the Midwest, students have the opportunity to see and experience so many things. If you want to go to a Chicago Cubs or Chicago Blackhawks game, you can! If you want to go to the beach at Lake Michigan with your friends one day, you can!

– 45 minutes away from Lake Michigan
– 1.5 – 2 hours away from Chicago, IL
– 2 hours away from Indianapolis, IN
– 3 hours away from Detroit, MI
– 6 hours away from St. Louis, MO