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6 Places for Fall Color

Foliage season is here. Unofficially, the beginning of football season in The Bend marks the beginning of fall. Often you’ll …

Your Six Picks to a Great Weekend (October 18-20)

ZOO BOO 2019 October 18-20 | Times Vary | Potawatomi Zoo Come out for a safe and fun family trick-or-treating …

48 Hours in The Bend

Visiting The Bend means many options are suddenly at your disposal. Do you want to dine around? Catch a show? …

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 …

What You Need to Know for Tailgating at Notre Dame

Game days begin almost under the cover of darkness. Shortly after sunrise on fall Saturdays, fans begin bustling in the …

10 Iconic Notre Dame Landmarks

Stunning beauty awaits on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Breathtaking architecture — featuring the distinctive “Notre Dame brick” — …

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 …

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 …

Why Fly South Bend International Airport?

Flying into The Bend comes with certain perks. South Bend International Airport (SBN) boasts the amenities of a larger airport …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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.

Paddle Through The Bend

No physical feature better defines The Bend than the river that runs through its heart. Starting at its headwaters near …

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 …

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.

Plan Your Regional Getaway

Let’s be honest, county lines don’t mean much when it comes to your travel itinerary. Perhaps The Bend is the …

An Adventure Seeker’s Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that combines adrenaline-pumping thrills and a relaxed vibe? Here’s a step-by-step guide to experiencing that …

The Bend’s Civil Rights Museum

At one time, a pool divided The Bend. Many members of the community celebrated July 3, 1922 as a momentous …

Take a History Tour of The Bend

An iconic moment in the Civil Rights Movement has connections to The Bend. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought out …

24 Hours for Notre Dame Fans in The Bend

The University of Notre Dame has a rich history, and that history spreads throughout the South Bend community.

Checklist for Every Kind of Notre Dame Football Fan

Fans from all over the country flock to The Bend during fall for Notre Dame football home games. And no …

Where to Park in Downtown South Bend

Parking in a new city isn’t always easy. Fortunately, downtown South Bend makes it simple. There’s no confusing rates or …

The Perfect Family Weekend in South Bend

Things to Do Around the Bend The University of Notre Dame and the city of South Bend go hand in …

Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active In the South Bend Area presented by Midwest Living HIKE | PADDLE | SPIN | RUN | EXPLORE | …

How To Get Active In South Bend Mishawaka

No pressure, but there will probably be spectators as you make your moves toward checkmate in Studebaker Plaza. After all, you’re …