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Summer in the Bend

With the patter of foot traffic in ways reminiscent of larger cities, own your summer weekend at our one-of-a-kind River Lights art installation that transformed the St. Joseph River into an interactive playground, or with the rush of the East Race. Whatever you decide, the agenda is flexible and Mondays can wait.

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Top South Bend Running Trails

If you’re a runner, you’ll find The Bend a great spot for your favorite form of exercise. There are several …

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 Golf in The Bend

Golf remained open during Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order related to COVID-19, but not all of The Bend’s courses have …

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.

Plan an Unforgettable Road Trip to The Bend

Nothing says summer quite like a road trip. Plotting out the stops on your trip is just the beginning. You’ll …

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 …

Celebrate Independence Day in The Bend

One of our great celebrations is right around the corner. We can practically hear the pop of fireworks and smell …

White Water Rafting in Downtown South Bend

Since opening in 1984, the East Race Waterway has provided more than 400,000 residents and visitors the thrill of white …

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 …

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. …