South Bend, Indiana


A Vacation in South Bend

Explore South Bend, Indiana, a vibrant city located in the heart of the Midwest, just a stone’s throw away from Rolling Prairie, IN along the Michigan/Indiana border. South Bend is a captivating destination that combines the charm of small-town life with the energy of a thriving urban center.

Nestled in the northern part of Indiana, South Bend is home to the University of Notre Dame and located along the banks of the St Joseph River. It offers visitors a rich tapestry of experiences and attractions. Whether you’re seeking cultural enrichment, outdoor adventures, or simply a taste of the local cuisine, a vacation in South Bend, Indiana has something to offer everyone.

Our South Bend Collection

The Appeal of South Bend

"South Bend, Indiana: Where Tradition Meets Innovation"

University of Notre Dame
Studebaker National Museum
South Bend Museum of Art
St. Joseph River Greenway
Morris Performing Arts

2023-24 Notre Dame Home Event Highlights:


October 28, 2023 – Pittsburg
November 18, 2023 – Wake Forest


November 24th, 2023 –  Boston College
December 1 & 2, 2023 – Michigan
January 5 & 6, 2024 – Wisconsin

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Game Day Rosary: 3.5 Hours Before Kickoff

Shake Down the Thunder (Organ Concert): Home Football Fridays 3:30 p.m.




To South Bend

South Bend, Indiana, is a city that boasts excellent accessibility through various transportation options, making it an inviting destination for travelers from all directions. If you prefer the freedom of the open road, South Bend is conveniently situated at the crossroads of major highways, including Interstate 80/90 and Interstate 94, ensuring a straightforward drive from neighboring cities and states. Simply use GPS or a mapping service to determine the best route from your starting location.

Travelers by air can land at South Bend International Airport (SBN), just 25 miles away from the city center, with rental cars, taxis, and rideshare services readily available for onward travel.

Additionally, bus companies like Greyhound provide scheduled routes to South Bend from various locations, while Amtrak serves nearby stations. Whatever your preferred mode of travel, South Bend is accessible.



Frequently Asked Questions

There is a reason so many guests come back to South Bend each year, but for anyone who is new to this fabulous destination, you may have some questions… and Juniper has some answers.

South Bend is located in St. Joseph County, Indiana.

South Bend, Indiana is approximately 95 miles away from Chicago, Illinois, depending on the exact starting and ending points. The drive typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours via I-90 W, depending on traffic conditions.


About South Bend

Nestled in Northern Indiana, along the Michigan border and set along the banks of the St Joseph River, South Bend is a fun city with a rich blend of culture and charm, offering a stark contrast to the serene landscapes of its surrounding counties. Located only 45 minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, this small city (the 4th largest in Indiana) boasts a lively atmosphere and a plethora of attractions for both residents and visitors.

South Bend is renowned as the home of the University of Notre Dame, a prestigious institution celebrated for its academic excellence and historic traditions. The university, with it’s popular arts, sciences and sports is a big influence over the personality of the city. Visitors can explore the grand Notre Dame Stadium, immerse themselves in college football excitement, or cheer on the Fighting Irish in many of their other popular sports (like Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming and numerous others). In addition to the University of Notre Dame, South Bend is also home to St Mary’s College and Holy Cross College. Many of our visitors to South Bend come for the  fiercely competitive sports and vibrant campus culture throughout each of the local colleges.

The city’s cultural scene is vast, with highlights including the South Bend Museum of Art and the Studebaker National Museum, showcasing the city’s artistic and automotive heritage. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the scenic St. Joseph River, offering serene parks and picturesque trails for hiking, biking, and fishing.

South Bend’s diverse culinary landscape presents traditional Midwest dishes like Indiana pork tenderloin and sugar cream pie, along with an array of dining options in the bustling downtown area. The city’s accessibility via major highways, South Bend International Airport, and various transportation options make it a convenient destination. South Bend also serves as an excellent base for day trips to nearby attractions, including the Indiana Dunes National Park and the charming towns along the southern shores of Lake Michigan.

Dining – South Bend

Indulge in tasty cuisine, inventive cocktails, and an exceptional range of beers, all served in a welcoming, warm ambiance that embraces everyone. They take pride in locally sourcing their offerings from trustworthy partners, nurturing community bonds and forging valuable connections in their neighborhood. Their aim is to craft memorable moments where the past, a sense of purpose, and enjoyable times converge. They invite you to join the in the East Bank area of South Bend.

The Lauber
504 E Lasalle Ave Suite 2
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-234-2342

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar, a grand dining establishment, stands as the go-to spot in Indiana for impeccably fresh seafood, irresistible sushi, classic Japanese fare, and a blend of Asian Fusion culinary delights. The bars are recognized for serving the top-rated Martinis in Michiana. Naturally, they excel in offering Japanese whisky, saké, and Shōchū. Additionally, you'll find a carefully curated selection of premier global wines and inventive "afterlife" cocktails.

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar
119 North Michigan St.
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-289-2222

The revamped Rohr's embodies a contemporary tavern vibe - a cozy, friendly spot emphasizing lively, tasty dishes. Envision a unique steakhouse that accentuates vibrant vegetables, fresh seafood, and certainly, signature steaks. The updated Rohr's pays homage to Notre Dame traditions while introducing lively new choices for guests seeking something extra. Delicious cuisine, outstanding service, and the cheerful grins of known companions define the essence of the new Rohr’s.

1399 N Notre Dame Ave
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-631-2018

PEGGS, nestled in South Bend, Indiana, reflects the lifelong dream of local resident Peg Dalton to own a business in her cherished hometown. Initiated in 2001, it quickly became a downtown staple known for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Peg, drawing strength from her community bonds, re-imagined PEGGS in 2017, aiming to keep its welcoming vibe while also embracing downtown's evolution. Its growth has been marked by partnerships within the local community, fostering a spot where each visit makes you feel a part of the PEGGS family.

127 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-520-1777

Shopping – South Bend

Inspire Me Boutique, situated in South Bend, Indiana, is a destination for women seeking contemporary and refined fashion. It offers a blend of European and American designer clothing, unique jewelry, shoes, accessories, and gifts, aiming to provide stylish yet timeless pieces that customers will value for years.

Inspire Me Boutique
520 E. Colfax Ave
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-232-1798

Unique Boutique International is a premier boutique that has been serving the community since 2019. This boutique specializes offering unique fashion pieces and seasonal products. Their product range includes both women's and men's clothing, jewelry, lingerie, perfume, wall decor, luggage, and a variety of other items. They pride themselves on researching and providing unique apparel and gift items from various places, ensuring a fresh and diverse range of products for their customers.

Unique Boutique International
122 S Michigan St Suite 110
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-233-0579

The Promise Boutique emerged in 2020 as a fresh and welcoming women's clothing shop aimed at embracing women of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Owned by Ashley, this boutique has quickly grown into a much-needed shopping haven on the south side of South Bend, offering a variety of clothing sizes ranging from small to 3X, and catering to a broad spectrum of style preferences.

The Promise Boutique
1290 E. Ireland Road Suite W500
South Bend, IN
Ph.: 574-217-7266

Since its establishment in 2010, Satori Boutique has empowered women to face the world with self-assurance. Under local proprietorship by Nicole Towner, the boutique offers personalized styling to every customer. Be it attire for a memorable evening, a cozy pair of jeans, or a distinctive gift, Satori Boutique is equipped with a variety of items to meet your needs.

Satori Boutique
918 East University Drive
Granger, IN
Ph.: 574-855-3794

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