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8 Local Restaurants Near Exit 77

When you're leaving I-80 to take a break, one of your top priorities is probably grabbing a bite to eat. Fortunately, there are dozens of restaurants within a mile or two of Exit 77. Fast food and grab-and-go options are plentiful. You'll find Starbucks, Chipotle, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' and…

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10 Places to Eat and Drink Before a South Bend Cubs Game

Nothing says summertime in South Bend quite like a trip to the ballpark. Home to the South Bend Cubs, Four Winds Field is considered one of the very best in Minor League Baseball — it's packed with family friendly fun, great food and a vibrant gameday atmosphere. Even if going to the game is the…

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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 cream stands, The Bend has a variety of shops for frozen goodness. Here's a guide to local ice cream options in South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area. The…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this April

Attend the Blue-Gold Game Football season isn't only for the fall. Notre Dame hosts its annual Blue-Gold Game at 1 p.m. April 20, offering a chance to preview the team before it takes the field next season. Watch South Bend Cubs Baseball Baseball is back at one of the country's best Minor League…

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How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Why not try something new this spring? Breaking out of the winter blues doesn't have to mean long hours in the car or a pricey flight. Sometimes you want to slow things down for a few days, stay close to home and have fun as a family. Potawatomi Zoo Indiana’s first zoo reopens for the season March…

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6 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in The Bend

Mother's Day is May 12 and that means it's time to treat mom to a special meal, a gift or both. Here are some ideas for what to do this Mother's Day around South Bend and Mishawaka. Take Mom Out for a Meal What mom wants to cook for Mother's Day? Answer: not many. If you're looking for Mother's…

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6 Picks: Things to Do this March

As winter begins to drift away, we're heading into the warmer months. March will usher in spring. That means it's time to get outside, explore and maybe even celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Here are six ideas for things to do in The Bend this March. St. Patrick's Day Parade Scheduled for…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in The Bend

When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, nowhere in Northern Indiana does it quite like South Bend. From authentic dining options to the parade, these are some of the ways you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. St. Patrick's Day Parade Celebrate Irish heritage in South Bend at the annual St…

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The Perfect Family Weekend in South Bend

Spring is a great time to get outside and rediscover some of your favorite family activities. Make sure to put these on your to-do list as the weather warms up. Visiting Potawatomi Zoo Indiana's first zoo is no relic. Giraffe feeding, a pride of lions and a new café/bear exhibit await at Potawatomi…

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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 February. Catch a Notre Dame Game Did you think gamedays were…

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