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Summer in The Bend

It’s the season for weekends you don’t want to end. Mondays can wait when you’re escaping the everyday in The Bend.

Ideas to get you started

Manufacturing Victory: A Can’t-Miss Exhibit

Military history buffs need to plan their visit to The Bend’s museum district. The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum …

Best Ice Cream Shops in The Bend

What’s summer without visiting your favorite spots for ice cream and frozen yogurt? From over-the-top shakes to classic drive-in ice …

A Guide to Golf in The Bend

Playing golf in The Bend means choosing from championship-caliber options. Whatever kind of course you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. …

A Guide to The Bend’s Farmers Markets

One of the best ways to experience local flavor in any area is by visiting a farmers market. Local vendors line …

Whitewater Rafting in Downtown South Bend

Thrill seekers don’t need to stray far from the beaten path in The Bend when looking their next adventure. Located …

12 of The Bend’s Best Patios

Nothing draws people outside in The Bend quite like the arrival of warmer temperatures. And that means patio dining. Here …

Restaurants in The Bend from A to Z

All you need to know about The Bend’s dining scene in one spot? Maybe not, but this is a pretty …

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 …

Top Burger Joints as Voted on by Locals

Sometimes life calls for a burger and a cold beverage. If you’re looking for this type of meal, The Bend …

Best Tacos in The Bend

Taco competitions get people fired up. It’s easy to imagine why. Who doesn’t love the combination of protein and toppings …

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.

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. Here …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

How to Spend 24 Hours in Mishawaka

Day trips are simple yet complex. They’re designed to be efficient ways to explore, yet require some planning to get …

7 Instagrammable Places in The Bend

There probably isn’t a single more photographed landmark in The Bend than Notre Dame’s iconic Golden Dome. It’s a can’t-miss …

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 …