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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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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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Irish Eats Around The Bend

It should come as no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty big deal around here. If you're ready to fill up on some authentic Irish fare as part of the festivities, these are the restaurants you don't want to miss. Fiddler's Hearth There’s no more authentic pub environment to be found in The…

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Do a Dog Friendly Trip to The Bend

Planning vacation doesn’t have to mean leaving a part of the family back at home. Isn’t it extra special having your pet (or pets!) along for the ride? There’s a sense of excitement when they hop in the car and poke their head out the window. But there also needs to be a dog-friendly destination at…

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Guide to Craft Beer in The Bend

Craft beer isn’t just a drink. Nor are brewpubs just another place to visit during a trip. Devotees have turned craft beer into a movement. Brewpubs are its epicenter — relaxed spaces where folks can unwind over a pint and get a taste for what’s being brewed locally. They’re also often an…

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Make the Oliver Inn Your Bed & Breakfast Experience

Imagine starting your visit to The Bend by choosing something different. You've picked a quainter setting for your stay, a place where large trees line the roads and everything seems to move a little slower pace. Somewhere you can really relax. The Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast is just that type of…

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Explore The Bend in 24 Hours

Not every trip comes with time to explore all corners of your chosen destination. Instead you need to make the most of a day or two at most. The best thing you can do in this situation is be armed with information about how to best use however many hours are available. What are the must-see spots…

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Plan an Unforgettable Road Trip to The Bend

Nothing says summer quite like a road trip. Plotting out the stops on your trip is just the beginning. You’ll probably want to at least sketch out some activities before packing up the car (don’t forget snacks!) and hitting the road. But where to begin? The Bend is an ideal road trip hub, with…

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Island Park: A Must-See in Indiana

The secret is out on one of The Bend’s charming parks. Island Park, adjacent to the Century Center in downtown South Bend, overlooks the St. Joseph River. USA Today in 2017 named it as one of “25 Must-See buildings in Indiana.” It should come as no surprise; Island Park offers a distinct view of the…

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