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How to Spend the Holiday Season in The Bend

Howard Holiday Market New for South Bend this year, the Howard Holiday Market takes place over multiple weekends from Nov. 26-Dec. 12. Around 50 vendors will line the sidewalks at Howard Park to sell unique, local products. There will also be live entertainment, food vendors and more. Indiana's…

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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 November

As the calendar turns into November, we're starting to make the transition toward cooler temperatures and (gasp!) maybe even a little snow. But that's no reason to stop exploring. November is a time to bundle up and stay outside. It's a time to catch a show. It's a time where you can dive into…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected to arrive the week of Oct. 18, according to this fall foliage predictor. So, it’s time to get the hiking boots ready and plan those autumn adventures. It’s foliage season, and we six picks for the top places around The Bend to see it for…

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6 Places to Celebrate Harvest Season

Fall isn’t synonymous with harvest season for nothing. Nothing says local like growers around South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area bringing vegetables and other goods to market before winter takes hold. Whether it’s a pumpkin patch or farmers market, here are six places where you can…

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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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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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7 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 attraction for those looking to snap a buzzworthy photo. But the Instagram-worthy visuals don’t stop there. Here are seven spots sure to earn a double tap from your followers…

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7 Signs of Summer in The Bend

Summertime has a way of bringing The Bend to life. Here are some of the best things to see and do in South Bend, Mishawaka and beyond during a summer visit. Request a Free Visitor Guide Raft Down the East Race If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race…

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Celebrate The Bend at Best. Week. Ever.

Best. Week. Ever. 2021, a weeklong festival celebrating creativity and culture in South Bend, is set for Aug. 1-7. Tickets are now on sale for three new events to take place this year. Let’s take a closer look at some headline events on the schedule. Select Festival Schedule RELATED CONTENT: See the…

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