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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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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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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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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. But the Instagram-worthy visuals don’t stop there. These are the places sure to earn a double tap from your followers. When you’re out capturing different monuments and moments, make sure to…

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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 things you must to see and do in South Bend, Mishawaka and beyond during a summer visit. Raft Down the East Race If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race Waterway is your type of…

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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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The Bend's Civil Rights Museum

Once a dilapidated building, the former Engman Public Natatorium now tells important stories. The natatorium experienced a rebirth in 2010 when it was dedicated as the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. It's since become an important public gathering space and an attraction…

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Things to Do in The Bend in Spring

Beautiful flowers and more sun can only mean one thing — spring is here. As The Bend comes into bloom, it's an ideal time to get outside and explore. Miles and miles of hiking trails and bike paths await. Adrenaline seekers can conquer and aerial ropes course. Golfers can head to our championship…

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