Mishawaka is more than a collection of parks along the  St. Joseph River. University Park Mall is the focal point of a regional shopping destination. The collection of shops in the mall and along Grape Road and Main Street represent national brands often associated with bigger metropolitan areas.

The upside? You can visit those stores without worrying about oversized crowds.

Top retailers line the corridors of University Park Mall, which draws in shoppers no matter the season. And they often don't come just to shop. There are several restaurants and entertainment options for kids.

Some of the stores that call the mall home include:

  • Apple (one of just two Apple stores in Indiana)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Macy's
  • Michael Kors
  • Coach
  • J. Crew
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Lululemon

There are stores for kids too, like Build-A-Bear.

Looking for a bite to eat after you're done shopping? Grab a table at Five Guys, Flat Top Grill or from a variety of options at the Food Court.

Departing the mall doesn't mean the shopping options dwindle.

You’ll find many nationally recognized stores throughout the Mishawaka retail district. Designer Shoe Warehouse, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Whole Foods Market and Bed Bath & Beyond have set up shop all within a short drive of each other.

If shopping is part of your travel plan, Mishawaka is your destination.