South Bend

Travel Guide
Basilica of the Sacred Heart featuring a park and heritage architecture

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

Motel 6 South Bend, IN - Mishawaka
Motel 6 South Bend, IN - Mishawaka
2 out of 5
236 N Dixie Way, South Bend, IN
The price is Rs3,445 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated in South Bend, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roseland Town Park and University of Notre Dame. St. Mary's College and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes ...
3.5/5 Good! (681 reviews)
"As expected for the price. Didn't have any issues but not a place you'd go for luxury. Good value."

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2021

Motel 6 South Bend, IN - Mishawaka
Ramada by Wyndham South Bend
Ramada by Wyndham South Bend
3 out of 5
52890 State Rt 933 N, South Bend, IN
The price is Rs5,412 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roseland Town Park and University of Notre Dame. St. Mary's College and Grotto of Our Lady of ...
3.9/5 Good! (91 reviews)
"Good place to stay at, clean."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

Ramada by Wyndham South Bend
Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame
Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame
3.5 out of 5
1140 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,625 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Situated in South Bend, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Stadium. Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Mary's ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (261 reviews)
"Great hotel in a great location!!"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kasa South Bend-Notre Dame
Kasa South Bend-Notre Dame
3.5 out of 5
307 E Lasalle Ave, South Bend, IN
Located in Northeast South Bend, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Morris Performing Arts Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Notre ...
2/5 (2 reviews)
"Great location. Unfortunately, was advertised as able to sleep 6 people (2 single beds, 1 King bed and a pull out sofa). The pull out sofa did not have sheets and Kasa was unable to resolve this issue for us after 2 hours of phone time with the company during our vacation. They only reimbursed partially ..."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2021

Kasa South Bend-Notre Dame
Quiet And Comfy Studio Apartment In South Bend, Minutes From Notre Dame! Pet Friendly! Apts
Quiet And Comfy Studio Apartment In South Bend, Minutes From Notre Dame! Pet Friendly! Apts
3.5 out of 5
2222 Hollywood Place, South Bend, IN
Situated in South Bend, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Memorial Family Medicine Center, University of Notre Dame and Grotto of Our Lady ...
Quiet And Comfy Studio Apartment In South Bend, Minutes From Notre Dame! Pet Friendly! Apts
Quiet Comfy 2 Br Home In South Bend, Minutes From Notre Dame! Pet Friendly! 2 Bedroom Home
Quiet Comfy 2 Br Home In South Bend, Minutes From Notre Dame! Pet Friendly! 2 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
2222 Hollywood Place, South Bend, IN
Situated in South Bend, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Memorial Family Medicine Center, University of Notre Dame and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. ...
Quiet Comfy 2 Br Home In South Bend, Minutes From Notre Dame! Pet Friendly! 2 Bedroom Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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