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6 Picks: Spots for Fall Color

Foliage season is almost here. Peak color change is expected the week of Oct. 24. It’s time to get the hiking boots out and plan autumn adventures. 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…

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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. Here's a guide to local ice cream options in South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area. The…

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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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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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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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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 8 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 South Bend and Mishawaka. Take Mom Out for a Meal What mom wants to cook for Mother's Day? Answer: not many. If you're looking for Mother's Day…

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Things to Do in The Bend in Spring

Beautiful flowers and more sun can only mean one thing — spring is here. As The Bend comes into bloom, it's an ideal time to get outside and explore. Miles and miles of hiking trails and bike paths await. Adrenaline seekers can conquer and aerial ropes course. Golfers can head to our championship…

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Try These Digital Jigsaw Puzzles

If you're staying indoors more this winter, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to spend your time. Our digital puzzles are updated with winter scenes South Bend, Mishawaka and elsewhere around The Bend. Give them a try! RELATED CONTENT: Make The Bend Your Virtual Background The Golden Dome Photo by…

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Where to Find Winter Outdoor Dining

Patio season isn't over just yet. As temperatures drop during fall and into winter, restaurants around The Bend are getting creative when it comes to outdoor seating. Igloos by reservation, heaters in place of umbrellas — if you're more comfortable eating outside right now, there are places for you…

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