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Downtown South Bend
Discover the upbeat vibe reverberating through downtown South Bend, where you can live the city life and revel in a bit of outdoor excitement, too. Are you into an eclectic art scene? You’ll find it in the studios, galleries and museums, plus productions at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Is shopping in trendy boutiques, dining on fine cuisine or experiencing jazzy nightlife part of your agenda? What about exploring the past by viewing shiny vintage cars, touring an old-fashioned workman’s cottage, or roaming through an antique-filled mansion built by an early industrialist? South Bend has it all.
You can even have the thrilling experience of rafting down a zooming waterway right in the middle of town. Best of all, these incredible offerings sit within a compact area where you’ll find plenty of plazas and parks to stop for a breather, plus laid-back pubs and restaurants. Whether you're all dressed up or just going casual, you'll find loads of ways to simply enjoy.