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Top 10 Fall Activities in The Bend

Fall in The Bend is a pretty special time. Crisp air swoops in along with football season. Beautifully colorful leaves make for an experience that sticks with you, especially if you’re out in our parks and nature areas. Harvest time also brings fresh bounty for local markets and restaurants. Here…

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What You Need to Know for Tailgating at Notre Dame

Shortly after sunrise on fall Saturdays, fans begin bustling in the parking lots around Notre Dame Stadium. Tents go up. Grills move into position. Sound systems turn on. Drinks are poured. Tailgating takes shape over breakfast. Here’s your guide to tailgating for Notre Dame home football games. If…

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9 Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend

As fall gets closer, it's time to celebrate the last few (unofficial) days of summer. Take full advantage of the time away from work with our list of things to do for Labor Day weekend around South Bend and Mishawaka. Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend Fridays by the Fountain Kick off the weekend…

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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. No matter the type of visitor, there are several ways to spend your time here. Use our guide to build the perfect weekend itinerary. Checklist No. 1: Family Friendly Enjoy the tradition and fun of a…

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Manufacturing Victory: A Can't-Miss Exhibit

Military history buffs need to plan their visit to The Bend's museum district. The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum have put together an incredible exhibit: "Manufacturing Victory." Encompassing galleries in both museums, "Manufacturing Victory" takes a deep dive into how local…

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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. Ready to explore your options? Here's a guide to local ice cream options in South Bend, Mishawaka…

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Your Guide to a South Bend Golf Getaway

A championship-caliber weekend awaits in South Bend for your golf getaway. We've already done the planning for you: Multiple courses and great food and drink should make for an unforgettable golf-focused trip. Let us show you how with this itinerary. Day 1 Afternoon round at Warren Golf Course Start…

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4 Reasons to Visit New Carlisle

Smaller towns around The Bend aren't just places to pass through on your way to the city. New Carlisle is one of our finest examples. Situated 15 miles west of South Bend, it’s the definition of small town America — quiet, quaint, unassuming. Here are some of the top reasons to visit this charming…

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Mishawaka

Day trips are simple yet complex. They're designed to be efficient ways to explore, yet require some planning to get everything in during a short period of time. It's important to have a game plan. If you're in The Bend for only a day, here are some suggestions for spending all of it in Mishawaka…

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Celebrating Shakespeare in The Bend

As is the case in many places across the world, Shakespeare's iconic works are celebrated around The Bend annually. Shakespeare at Notre Dame puts on the wildly popular Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival every summer with performances on campus and, typically, throughout the community. Shakespeare at…

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