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Spring in the Bend

Welcome the arrival of spring along the St. Joseph River where the sight of flowers blooming and trees budding brings thoughts of warmer weather to your mind. Drive your tee shot onto the fairway for 18 holes and be sure to avoid those unforgiving sand traps. Whatever you decide, the agenda is flexible and Mondays can wait.

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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. …

Explore The Bend in 24 Hours

Not every trip comes with time to explore all corners of your chosen destination. Instead you need to make the …

10 Iconic Notre Dame Landmarks

Stunning beauty awaits on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Breathtaking architecture — featuring the distinctive “Notre Dame brick” — …

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 …

A Guide to Golf in The Bend

Golf enthusiasts will find The Bend a perfect destination. Several area public courses cater to all levels of player. Some …

Craft Cocktail Bars in The Bend

Known for Notre Dame-themed bars and local spots to grab a beer, The Bend is also home to a burgeoning …

2019 in Tourism: A Big Year in The Bend

It took 12 hours into a new year in The Bend for a glimpse at the future. Notre Dame Stadium, …

Play Ball with the South Bend Cubs

Warmer temperatures in The Bend usher in one of our favorite pastimes: Baseball in the heart of downtown South Bend. …

21 Springtime Events in The Bend

Spring is here, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh blooms and beginning of a new season in South Bend Mishawaka.

Potato Creek: A Serene Escape

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

Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean mapping out a trip to the beach. Sometimes it’s simpler to find …

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in The Bend

As the home of the Irish™, there is no doubt South Bend Mishawaka loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

First Fridays in South Bend

Downtown South Bend hosts “First Fridays” on the first Friday of each month all year. Residents and visitors alike fill …

8 Best Spots to Watch March Madness

Buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderella stories, busted brackets — there’s nothing quite like March Madness. Do you stash away a couple …

Win Big at Four Winds Casino

Great Gaming Options Walk into Four Winds Casino South Bend and the odds of having a great time are in …