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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color around The Bend is expected the week of October 23, so plan accordingly. 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 fall colors. Take a self-guided…

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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 Around South Bend If you're looking for fireworks shows, here are some of the options. July 1 | Mishawaka Independence Day Celebration Annual, family…

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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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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. Animal Encounters at Potawatomi Zoo Visiting the zoo is always fun for all ages. Even more so when you add an up-close-and-personal encounter with…

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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. Notre Dame's Campus We already mentioned the Golden Dome, which is 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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