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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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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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Restaurant Weeks in Downtown South Bend

Calling all foodies: Downtown South Bend's Summer Restaurant Weeks are here! Several locally owned restaurants are participating from July 25-Aug. 7 with special menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a great time to visit an old favorite or try a new spot either for dine-in or carryout. Stay…

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Recharge at These Coffee Spots Around The Bend

Sometimes during your travels there might be need for a dose of caffeine. Or maybe you're just in search of a cozy nook in which to hang out for awhile. Take a look at some of the spots where you can enjoy a cup of whatever gets you going. Chicory Café A local favorite, the New Orleans-inspired…

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5 Great Winter Walks Around The Bend

We all need to get outside a little more these days, even during the winter months. Fortunately, there are several paths and trails around The Bend where you can bundle up and go for a walk. These are five of our favorites. University of Notre Dame The undisputed champion of places to get your steps…

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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. 9 Unique #OnlyinTheBend Gifts…

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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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