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5 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Think you can't enjoy the outdoors as the temperatures drop and snowflakes fly? Think again. Lace up your boots, zip up that coat and pull on some gloves before heading outside for these five fun activities. Ice Skating at Howard Park Howard Park in South Bend is home to a state-of-the-art…

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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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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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First Fridays in South Bend

Downtown South Bend hosts "First Fridays" on the first Friday of each month all year. Residents and visitors alike fill the streets for live music, movies and other entertainment. It's one of our best times to explore the downtown area. As with most things, coronavirus has had a major impact on…

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Plan Your Regional Getaway

Let’s be honest, county lines don’t mean much when it comes to your travel itinerary. Perhaps The Bend is the focal point of your trip, whether it’s a visit to the University of Notre Dame or visiting relatives for a week during the summer. We think there’s plenty here to keep you entertained. But…

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South Bend's River Lights Shine Bright

Sunset brings one of The Bend’s finest public art displays to life. Unveiled in 2015 as part of South Bend’s 150 th birthday celebrations, the South Bend River Lights are now a fixture of the downtown landscape. Vibrant color washes over the St. Joseph River, highlighting the “Keepers of the Fire”…

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