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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

Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
Hyatt Place South Bend / Mishawaka
3 out of 5
215 W Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN
The price is Rs6,600 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

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! (972 reviews)

"The receptionist was very welcoming and answered all my questions and concerns. Her attitude was very positive and would definitely consider going back."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 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 Rs5,178 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (958 reviews)

"All state precautions were made. The room was comfortable, clean and spacious. The breakfast was handed out in a safe fashion. We loved the area, as well."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 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 Rs6,866 per night from 13 Nov to 14 Nov

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! (675 reviews)

"Location was great and off the street parking. Great venues in walking distance from the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Doubletree Hotel South Bend
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in South Bend

Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
3 out of 5
52860 SR 933, South Bend, IN
The price is Rs6,596 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated in South Bend, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roseland Town Park and University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Stadium is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (412 reviews)
Had to change rooms to get a booked King room

"Had a great time"…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
Staybridge Suites Elkhart
Staybridge Suites Elkhart
3 out of 5
3252 Cassopolis Street, Elkhart, IN
The price is Rs6,002 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Situated in Elkhart, this aparthotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Wellfield Botanic Gardens and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Ruthmere Mansion. The Lerner and NIBCO Water ...

4.3/5Excellent! (312 reviews)
Love it

"Very cozy! Loved the kitchen area! Will stay again"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Staybridge Suites Elkhart
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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