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6 Picks: Summer in The Bend Bucket List

Summertime is arguably The Bend's best season. These are some of the things to do that should be on every visitor's summer bucket list during a trip to South Bend and Mishawaka. Raft Down the East Race Waterway If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race…

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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 those simple pleasures, let us show you how to put together a spring break adventure in The Bend. South Bend…

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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 The 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 some…

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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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10 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day Weekend in The Bend

It's about time to start planning your special night — Valentine's Day is getting close. A night with your special someone can come in all shapes and sizes, from giving chocolates as a gift then going to dinner or taking a quiet walk. Start planning your visit by ordering chocolate and picking a…

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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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How to Spend the Holiday Season in The Bend

Indiana's Tallest Outdoor Decorated Christmas Tree You might be wondering if this is a thing — it is! This massive tree is on display at the Inn at Saint Mary's, just off the Indiana Toll Road. It'll be officially lit for the season at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 7 and will make for a great photo op all season…

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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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