South Bend, IN
By Reaunna Murphy

South Bend is a Midwestern hub for industry and business. Originally a post for the fur trade, South Bend, Indiana, named for its location on the southernmost bend of the Saint Joseph River, quickly became the center of industry as factories, such as the Studebaker Company, began springing up along the river’s edge. Today, South Bend receives visitors from around the nation who come to support the sport of football and experience a live Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football game.

With you can access information for the South Bend Regional Airport (SBN), located just a short drive from downtown. ( The South Bend Regional Airport is also home to the South Shore Train Station, connecting South Bend to the neighboring metropolis of Chicago, Illinois. A wide variety of hotels are scattered along your path as well, giving you plenty of options on places to stay. Let help you with booking your flight and hotel by following ( invites you to visit this historic Midwestern landmark. While visiting South Bend, check out a baseball game at the Stanley Coveleski Stadium, home of the South Bend Silver Hawks. Itching for football? Check out a Notre Dame Collage football game and wants you to be sure to take a walk around the campus and check out the Golden Dome. Fitting with the theme of “Fighting Irish”, South Bend offers a selection of pubs and hot spots to unwind or wind up, whatever your preference may be. Be sure to wonder down to State Road 23 as well as Michigan Street to hit all the night life South Bend has to offer.

Visit the South Bend Museum of Art, located in the Century Center in downtown South Bend. Or see the Studebaker National Museum and visit Tippecanoe Place, former mansion of Clement Studebaker.  Up for a trip to the zoo? The Potawatomi Zoo, named after the Potawatomi tribe that once inhabited the South Bend area, is a great place to spend the day with your family. If you are more for theatre, check out The Morris Performing Arts Center. Catch a live performance from the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, or any number of comedians, singers and ballets.

While visiting South Bend, suggests visiting the local Famers Market, for locally grown produce and a friendly local experience. Load up on fresh produce, flowers and handmade art pieces before heading over to one of more than 50 parks, golf courses and recreational opportunities in the area. Find yourself in town on the right day and you will have an opportunity to check out “Drums Under the Bridge”, an event that happens twice a month during the summer season. Listen to locals wail away on their percussion instruments and join in yourself for an even more rewarding experience! 

With you can book and experience of a lifetime. Visit South Bend, Indiana today! You can see our top 10 selections of things to do in the city below, as well as our calendar event list. We encourage you to book with us. To do so, just click the above links to start your search for great rates to this wonderful city.


  • 1. Northern Indiana Center for History/Copshaholm
  • 2. Studebaker National Museum
  • 3. Potawatomi Zoo
  • 4. South Bend Regional Museum of Art
  • 5. Ella Morris and Muessel - Ellison Botanical Conservatory
  • 6. Shiojiri Niwa Garden
  • 7. Military Honor Park
  • 8. Rum Village Nature Center
  • 9. East Bank/ River Walk
  • 10. Northern Indiana Center for History


  • 1. Sugar Camp Days - March
  • 2. Dyngus Day - March/April
  • 3. Riverbend Film Festival - April
  • 4. South Bend Blues and Ribs Fest - June
  • 5. Sunburst Marathon - June
  • 6. Summer Fest - July
  • 7. Notre Same Shakespere Festival - August
  • 8. Pulse Christian Music Festival - August
  • 9. Kee-Boon-Mein-Koa ( Indiana Pow Wow) - September
  • 10. Art Beat - September


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend
123 North St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN
By Keleigh M. Quinn

If you are looking for a little bit of luxury during your visit to South Bend, Indiana, book your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend. This hotel is located right in downtown South Bend, directly across the street from the College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend’s biggest attraction. The hotel is also just a few minutes away from the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College. A 10 minute shuttle or taxi drive will get you to or from the South Bend Regional Airport. Whether you are in town for business or to watch the Fighting Irish take the field, this hotel offers all of the comforts and conveniences you need.

After receiving your warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in, you can head to your well appointed guest room or suite. These rooms, some overlooking the St. James River, include Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree Sleep Experience bedding. You will also find a television with premium cable channels. High speed internet access is complimentary in all guest rooms, as well as throughout the hotel. Suites offer a small refrigerator, dining table and wet bar, as well as a separate sitting area.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend offers several great dining options. For breakfast, you can visit Great American Grille, located in the beautiful atrium. Here you can sample all of your favorite foods at the expansive breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner are served at Sean O'Casey's Irish Pub, a charming casual restaurant filled with Irish-themed charm and traditional dishes.

Other amenities include an indoor, heated swimming pool and fitness center. If you are planning a meeting or event, you will find over 24,000 square feet of meeting, event and ballroom space. For larger groups, you can also use the adjacent Century Center Convention Complex. Catering is available, and you will have a wonderful staff to help plan and run your event.

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Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN
By Katelyn Mohney

The Hilton Garden Inn® of South Bend, Indiana is located less than 15 minutes from the Michiana Regional Transportation Center and 2 hours from both the Chicago Midway Airport and the Chicago-O'Hare International Airport. Check-in starts at 3 p.m.

Guests may choose a room with a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Suites and handicapped accessible rooms are also available. Suites feature a king-sized mattress in the bedroom and a sofa in the living area which can be converted into a bed to accommodate sleeping at night. All rooms are furnished with a 32" flat screen television that has standard and premium channels, including HBO®. Wired or wireless high speed internet is accessible in all guest rooms at no extra charge. The adjustable thermostat allows guests to have total control over the climate in the room, providing the potential for maximum comfort. All rooms provide an iron, an ironing board, a hairdryer, a desk and chair as a work area, and two telephones with a dataport.

The hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Room service is available in the evening.

The hotel is only 3 miles from the center of the city of South Bend and is surrounded by interesting opportunities for entertainment, such as the College Football Hall of Fame, the East Race Waterway, the Morris Center for Performing Arts and Newton Park. Be adventurous by taking advantage of local recreational activities: bowling, hiking trails, bicycling, golfing, water and jet skiing, horseback riding, and gaming at the video arcade, among other things. Check-out ends at noon.

The Hilton Garden Inn® invites guests to enjoy a trip to South Bend, Indiana in this comfortable and convenient environment. Allow to assist you in booking a room today. Please follow this link ( to make reservations.