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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.

Ideas to get you started

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 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 …

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, …

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 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 …

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 …

20 Reasons to Visit The Bend in 2020

There’s no doubt last year was one for the books. We kicked off 2019 by welcoming hockey fans from all …

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.

Your Guide to Kid Friendly Activities in The Bend

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

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 …

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.

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 …