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Where to Go Holiday Shopping in The Bend

With the holiday season underway, it's time to get shopping for the people on your list. Many area stores and shops are open with coronavirus precautions in place. Start with some gift ideas, then dive into the places you can shop around The Bend this holiday season. 8 Unique #OnlyinTheBend Gifts…

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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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6 Picks: Things to Do this November

As the calendar turns into November, we're starting to make the transition toward cooler temperatures and (gasp!) maybe even a little snow. But that's no reason to stop exploring. November is a time to bundle up and stay outside. It's a time to catch a show. It's a time where you can dive into…

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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected to arrive the week of Oct. 18, according to this fall foliage predictor. So, it’s time to get the hiking boots ready and plan those autumn adventures. It’s foliage season, and we six picks for the top places around The Bend to see it for…

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Best Ice Cream Shops in The Bend

What's summer without visiting your favorite spots for ice cream and frozen yogurt? From over-the-top shakes to classic drive-in ice cream stands, The Bend has a variety of shops for frozen goodness. Ready to explore your options? Here's a guide to local ice cream options in South Bend, Mishawaka…

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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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Restaurant Weeks in Downtown South Bend

Calling all foodies: Downtown South Bend's Winter Restaurant Weeks will be here soon! Several locally owned restaurants are participating from Jan. 24-Feb. 6 with special menus at select price points for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a great time to visit an old favorite or try a new spot. Stay…

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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 best things to see and do in South Bend, Mishawaka and beyond during a summer visit. Request a Free Visitor Guide Raft Down the East Race If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race…

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Restaurants in The Bend from A to Z

All you need to know about The Bend’s dining scene in one spot? Maybe not, but this is a pretty darn good start. Let’s dive in. We’re running down The Bend’s dining scene one letter at a time. Anyone craving barbecue? Here you go: Fat Cap, Frankie’s, The Prized Pig, On the Money, Clark’s Fish Net…

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6 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in The Bend

Mother's Day is May 9 and that means it's time to treat mom to a special meal, a gift or both. Here are some ideas for what to do this Mother's Day around The Bend. Dine Out What mom wants to cook for Mother's Day? Answer: not many. If you want to take it off her to-do list. If you're looking for…

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