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Jake Brown

Jake is the Content & Digital Marketing Strategist for Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Prior to VSBM, he was a reporter and columnist for the South Bend Tribune. Jake is a proud Indiana University grad and was raised in the region.

How to Spend Spring Break in The Bend

Planning for spring break doesn’t have to mean a trip to the beach. Sometimes you want to slow things down for a few days, stay close to home and have fun as a family. If you're looking for a destination that offers more than expected, it's time for a trip to The Bend. Potawatomi Zoo Indiana’s first…

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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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The History Museum: Explore The Bend's Past

What you see around The Bend today is rooted in its past. Few attractions bring this to light better than The History Museum, which is on the same campus as the Studebaker National Museum and includes the pristine Oliver Mansion. Its exhibits paint a vivid picture of South Bend and the surrounding…

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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. Several exhibits have been updated in recent years at Potawatomi Zoo to make for a…

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: South Bend Cubs Baseball

South Bend Cubs game offers more than just baseball. Promotions, fun zones, rooftop views, amazing food — Four Winds Field is a family friendly entertainment destination all season long. You can watch future Major Leaguers, take kids to the splash pad and fun zone or catch up with friends at 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 22, 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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Dyngus Day in South Bend

Mark your calendars: Dyngus Day is set for April 10 this year. Never heard of it? Dyngus Day is one of The Bend's truly unique cultural celebrations. It's rich in history, tradition and a lot of fun. Let's get you up to speed on one of the most anticipated social events of the year. Places to…

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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. Eat at the Perfect Pub Looking for a proper pub to match the festivities? We have…

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8 Best Spots to Watch March Madness

Buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderella stories, busted brackets — there's nothing quite like March hoops. Do you stash away a couple vacation days to catch the first round of games? We don't blame you. Here are some good spots in The Bend if you're trying to find a place with wall-to-wall televisions…

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