SOUTH BEND is a water-based city.
Like a fish out of water, South Bend can't live without the St Joseph River as it learned to profit from being on the water from intensive processing to a set of attractive outdoor settings in the riverside areas.
Whether you are leisure type or business traveler, there are plenty of things to see and do within the city. From a room in cheap hotel in South Bend to a luxury one all are available at Booked.net. You can check out hotel offers with maps, photos and secure forms at our website.
When it comes to entertainment, South Bend is a great playground offering 18 riverside parks, an abundance of walking tracks, some mountainous bike trails and both fitness and recreational centers scattered within the city. In addition, South Bend is a pioneer of whitewater rafting in North America with the first whitewater rafting course ever established in the area. East Race Waterway was firstly for training athletes, but today this is a ready experience for every traveler. Away from aquatic pleasures, there is much to do for football fans in South Bend as the city is home to College Football Hall of Fame housing interactive exhibits about this game.
Other attractions include;
Century Center boasts an Art Museum with unique exhibitions inside and provides historic riverfront area to enjoy vistas
Saint Mary's College, a unique in architecture building located across from the University of Notre Dame
Artpost Gallery houses exhibits with works from regional artists
Studebaker National Museum with wagons, military vehicles, and electric cars from the 1930s
Potato Creek State Park features camping, hiking trails, a stocked lake, affordable overnight cabin rentals and so on
On your sightseeing you can make sure that South Bend keeps strong ties to its riverside setting as a lion's share of culture stretches along the banks of St Joseph River. Even the city's name comes from a bend at the river that first shaped the city and so this city was named after a large southern curve at the river.
Today a great number of ships are drawn to South Bend running along the canals along the St Joseph River and making transfers in the city. It led to the fact that South Bend evolved into developed economy with companies such as Studebaker, Oliver Chilled Plow, and Singer headquartered in the city yet South Bend is grounded in tourism.
If you are to the city, make straight for its downtown packed with exquisite shops, upscale restaurants to tantalize your taste buds and bars to kick back in the evening. This area is the best example of the college scene due to Saint Mary's College and University of Notre Dame located nearby.
From its youth-oriented downtown to mature city center, South Bend can become an unforgettable experience with Booked.net.