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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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Things to Do in The Bend in Spring

Melting snow and chirping birds can mean only one thing — spring is on the way. As The Bend comes …

How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean mapping out a trip to the beach. Sometimes you want to slow …

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 …

Where to Find The Bend’s Best Pizza

There are so many great pizza places around The Bend, putting together a comprehensive guide is no easy task.  So, …

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. …

Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

Local history, presidential lore and automotive progress combine at Studebaker National Museum. No telling of South Bend’s history is complete …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Discover The Bend’s County Parks

Heading outdoors is always an escape from our everyday lives, never more so than during these times where we’re being …

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 …

Guide to Craft Beer in The Bend

Craft beer isn’t just a drink. Nor are brewpubs just another place to visit during a trip. Devotees have turned …

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 …

Drink Local in The Bend

Drinking local isn’t just something we say. Folks in The Bend take it seriously. These makers are woven into the …

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 …