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South Bend Weekend Getaway

The St. Joseph River serves as a sparkling backdrop for a weekend in South Bend, Indiana, home to the University of Notre Dame.
South Bend's Oliver Mansion. Photos by Kim Ranegar.
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South Bend Museum of Art.
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Ten don’t-miss activities in South Bend:

West Washington Walk The Oliver Mansion ends a pretty half-mile stroll. (574) 232-4534; downtownsouthbend.com

South Bend Chocolate Factory A free tour includes tastings. (800) 301-4961; sbchocolate.com

South Bend Museum of Art Works of Hoosier Impressionism star. (574) 235-9102; southbendart.org

Eddy Street Commons Upscale stores and a sit-down restaurant take this beyond the typical college retail scene. (574) 287-9890; eddycommons.com

Hensell’s Oaken Bucket Head downstairs for outdoor seating, then dig into hearty burgers. (574) 289-1616

The Carriage House Dining Room and Gardens Tucked in a restored church, its cozy atmosphere makes this fine-dining spot a destination. (574) 272-9220; carriagehousedining.com

Sorin’s The restaurant in UND’s Morris Inn features fresh dishes, like a pineapple chicken salad. (574) 631-2020; morrisinn.nd.edu/sorins

Ivy Court Inn and Suites The renovated rooms are classy and spacious. From $89. (574) 277-6500; ivycourt.com

For more information or to plan your trip, contact the South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau. (800) 519-0577; visitsouthbend.com

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