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Fall in The Bend

Fall is a special time around The Bend, where crisp breezes usher in breathtaking fall colors. We celebrate harvest season at our farmers markets and explore great hikes with the crunch of leaves under our boots. Embrace life’s simple pleasures here. After all, Mondays can wait.

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When to Wear a Mask Around The Bend

One key to slowing the spread of coronavirus through our community is to wear a mask where social distancing isn’t …

Coronavirus Guidelines in The Bend

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Nov. 11 announced Indiana’s latest steps in the fight against COVID-19, ending the 5-stage Back on …

Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

Local history, presidential lore and automotive progress combine at one of The Bend’s premier attractions. Studebaker National Museum in South …

The History Museum: Explore The Bend’s Past

What you see around The Bend today is rooted in its past. Few attractions bring this to light better than …

Win Big at Four Winds Casino

Ready to test your luck? This is your spot. Four Winds Casino South Bend is an entertainment destination with gaming, …

6 Places for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected to arrive the week of Oct. 19, according to this …

Guide to Notre Dame Football Weekends

Fall Saturdays in The Bend are going to feel a little different this year.  Coronavirus-related restrictions mean the Notre Dame …

Why South Bend is Great for a Quick Getaway

Travel site Hotwire recently named South Bend as its No. 4 “itty bitty city” for a quick getaway, coming in …

6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season 

 Fall isn’t synonymous with harvest season for nothing.   Nothing says local like growers around South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding …

Top Ten Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall is a special time in South Bend Mishawaka.

Where to Stay in The Bend

Heading out for an overnight visit, long weekend or weeklong road trip usually starts with just an idea. You can …

Top Burger Joints as Voted on by Locals

Food is often a centerpiece of any travel itinerary. But eating well during a trip doesn’t always mean fine dining. …

Places To Go Hiking In South Bend

Few activities offer a better chance to explore nature than taking a hike. Around The Bend, trails are everywhere. Looking …

Do a Dog Friendly Trip to The Bend

Planning vacation doesn’t have to mean leaving a part of the family back at home. Isn’t it extra special having …

Top 7 Pizzerias as Voted on by Locals

Finding great pizza in the Midwest is often associated with one place: Chicago. Its reputation for deep dish pizza is …

20 for 2020: An Intro to The Bend’s Dining Scene

If asked to describe The Bend’s foodie scene as a kitchen item, we’d call it a slow cooker. Think about …

A Guide to Potato Creek State Park

Visiting The Bend doesn’t necessarily mean sticking to our cities. Our area can also be an escape. If you’re looking …

A Guide to Golf in The Bend

Playing golf in The Bend means choosing from championship-caliber options.  Multiple courses in South Bend have hosted professional events. Still …

Best Birding Sites in The Bend

Word is starting to get out on The Bend’s birds. Five birding spots are considered popular enough to be included …

Your Guide to Kid Friendly Activities in The Bend

There is plenty of great family fun to be had in South Bend Mishawaka.