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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.

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My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me

One key to slowing the spread of coronavirus through our community is to wear a cloth face covering where social …

White Water 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 …

10 Iconic Notre Dame Landmarks

Stunning beauty awaits on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Breathtaking architecture evokes history and tradition; nature is interwoven. No …

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 …

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 …

Reopening in The Bend: What Does It Mean?

Gov. Eric Holcomb on May 1 announced Indiana’s latest steps in the fight against COVID-19 — a 5-stage plan for …

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. Whether …

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 …

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, …

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 …

6 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 …

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 …

Your Guide to Kid Friendly Activities in The Bend

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

7 Signs of Summer in The Bend

Summertime has a way of bringing The Bend to life. Pops of color come back in full, especially at some …

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 …

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 …

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. Quiet footsteps keep animal sightings in play. …

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