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6 Picks: Things to Do this November

November is a time of transition as we go from fall to the holiday season. These are some of the things that should be on your to-do list this month. Notre Dame Football Home Games November brings the last opportunities to see Notre Dame at home this season. The Fighting Irish host highly ranked…

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How to Spend the Holiday Season in The Bend

Holiday Lights at the Zoo Visit Potawatomi Zoo between Nov. 25-Dec. 18 for The Gift of Lights. More than a million lights are wrapped around trees and free-standing displays throughout Indiana’s first zoo. Events in Downtown South Bend Tree Lighting and December First Fridays When: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected the week of Oct. 24. It’s time to get the hiking boots out and plan autumn adventures. These are the top places for leaf peeping around South Bend and Mishawaka. Notre Dame's Campus All the iconic campus landmarks with a side of beautiful…

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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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An Adventure Seeker's Getaway

Looking for a weekend getaway that offers more adrenaline rush than a relaxed vibe? This is your guide to an adventure-filled fall visit to The Bend. Navigate the Rum Village Aerial Park After you've checked out the water, head into the treetops at the Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park in South…

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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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Celebrate Independence Day in The Bend

One of our great celebrations is right around the corner. Start planning your trip after checking out some of the events listed below. Fireworks in The Bend If you're looking for fireworks shows, here are some of the options. July 1 | First Fridays Celebrate Americana in downtown South Bend with…

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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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