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6 Picks: Things to Do this January

Just like that, it's 2022. A new year means new reasons to get out and explore. And there are plenty of reasons to do so, even (or especially!) as we charge into winter. It's a time to lace up the snow boots, bundle up, maybe put on a pair of skates or explore an intriguing museum. Here are six…

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40 Things to Do in The Bend this Winter

In a place like The Bend, winter is something to be embraced rather than avoided. Snow and cold are a simple fact of life here. But it doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Far from it! Instead there are a variety of activities — from strapping on cross country skis to heading out for a night of…

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What to Do with Kids in The Bend this Winter

If you're looking to get the family out of the house this winter, we have some ideas for how to do so. Kid friendly activities are around every corner. Ice Skating Winter activities seem to officially begin when the skating rinks open. The ice trail at Howard Park in South Bend is wildly popular (as…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this February

We're heading into the heart of winter. February means we're one step closer to spring, but there are plenty of things to check off your winter to-do list before the big thaw arrives. Here are six ideas for things to do in The Bend this January. Experience Broadway in The Bend Who says you need to…

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Recharge at These Coffee Spots Around The Bend

Sometimes during your travels there might be need for a dose of caffeine. Or maybe you're just in search of a cozy nook in which to hang out for awhile. Take a look at some of the spots where you can enjoy a cup of whatever gets you going. Chicory Café A local favorite, the New Orleans-inspired…

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5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Think you can't enjoy the outdoors as the temperatures drop and snowflakes fly? Think again. Lace up your boots, zip up that coat and pull on some gloves before heading outside for these five fun activities. Ice Skating at Howard Park Howard Park in South Bend is home to a state-of-the-art…

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Restaurant Weeks in Downtown South Bend

Calling all foodies: Downtown South Bend's Winter Restaurant Weeks will be here soon! Several locally owned restaurants are participating from Jan. 24-Feb. 6 with special menus at select price points for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a great time to visit an old favorite or try a new spot. Stay…

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6 Places for a Winter Hike

Hiking doesn't have to be a family friendly outdoor activity you call off for winter. Lace up some boots over your warmest socks, add a couple extra layers and head to these parks for a walk off the beaten path. Bendix Woods County Park Many favor Bendix Woods County Park during spring when the…

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5 Great Winter Walks Around The Bend

We all need to get outside a little more these days, even during the winter months. Fortunately, there are several paths and trails around The Bend where you can bundle up and go for a walk. These are five of our favorites. University of Notre Dame The undisputed champion of places to get your steps…

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New Year's Eve Events in The Bend

All of a sudden, 2021 is almost over. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or just looking for things to do in The Bend for New Year’s Eve, many venues are planning events to celebrate. Back 2 the 80s New Year's Eve Century Center in downtown South Bend is hosting a totally rad party with local…

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