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South BendUnited States of America

This thriving metropolis is known for its revered colleges, arts and entertainment centers, great shopping, restaurants, parks and plazas, and rich local history.

South Bend is a charming city with diversity in its arts, history, universities and shopping. Begin your stay exploring downtown. Find local, regional and international goods as well as boutique and handmade arts and crafts. Dining options are plentiful, with everything from counterculture coffee and ethnic foods to fine dining.

The colleges in South Bend foster a vibrant community of intellectual, scientific, artistic and sporting pursuits. See the iconic gilded Golden Dome and the statue of Mary on the main building at the University of Notre Dame.

Arts are big in South Bend so enjoy seeing a show or hearing the symphony orchestra play at the beautiful Morris Performing Arts Center. Originally built in 1921, the Morris Performing Arts Center is on the National Register for Historic Places.

If you are a history buff, be sure to walk through the Oliver Mansion and Center for History, the Victorian mansion that was Joseph D. Oliver’s house; he was the inventor of the chilled plow. Visit the indoor museum at the Military Honor Park and take the little ones to the children’s museum. Discover how Christian faith influenced life in South Bend at the Taylor Memorial Chapel and the Grotto of Our Lady at the University of Notre Dame.

With an array of parks and recreational centers, South Bend offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity. Take a morning stroll through the city’s parks and gardens on the designated Riverwalk trails. Visit the wildlife oasis of Rum Village Nature Center and walk or bike through the woodlands. Take the kids to the Potawatomi Zoo and discover scientific gems and historical artifacts at the Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum.

South Bend is in North Central Indiana, 96 miles (155 kilometers) east of Chicago. The most efficient way to get around is by Transpo, the local bus system. If you choose to drive, the city is easy to navigate and taxis are readily available.

Where to stay in South Bend

Northeast South Bend, South Bend, Indiana, United States of America

Northeast South Bend

While visiting Northeast South Bend, you might make a stop by sights like Coquillard Park and Howard Park.

Northeast South Bend
The History Museum which includes interior views, heritage elements and a house

West Washington

West Washington might not have many top sights, but South Bend Civic Theater and Studebaker National Museum are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

West Washington

Top hotels in South Bend

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
3 out of 5
215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs6,624 per night

Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from University Park Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium is 3.1 mi ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)

"Friendly staff, saw frequent cleaning. Rooms were well maintained and the beds were comfortable. Complimentary breakfast with indoor and outdoor seating available. Everyone was wearing masks including guests. We would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
3800 N Main St, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs6,449 per night

Situated in Mishawaka, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Compton Family Ice Arena and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)

"Always a nice experience. Very nice staff and very clean"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Varsity Clubs Of America - South Bend by Diamond Resorts
Doubletree Hotel South Bend
Doubletree Hotel South Bend
3.5 out of 5
123 N Dr. Martin Luther King BLVD, South Bend, IN
The price is Rs8,216 per night

Located in the heart of South Bend, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from South Bend Regional Museum of Art and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Notre Dame ...

4.2/5Excellent! (653 reviews)

"Amazing staff, very clean. Made me feel comfortable traveling during Covid 19"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Doubletree Hotel South Bend

Popular places to visit in South Bend

University of Notre Dame
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University of Notre Dame

5/5(1 review)

Experience a day in the life of a student at one of the prettiest campuses in the United States. Admire iconic landmarks and experience the passion of a football match. 

Potato Creek State Park
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Potato Creek State Park

Explore the great outdoors at Potato Creek State Park, a lovely green space in North Liberty. Wander the university campus and riverfront in the area.

University Park Mall
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University Park Mall

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home at University Park Mall during your trip to Mishawaka. Amble around this family-friendly area's university campus or attend a football match.

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