Named after the bend in St. Joseph River, South Bend is a popular vacation destination often known as the home of the University of Notre Dame. Here, there are a lot of fun activities for families and couples to enjoy, such as hiking trails, water sports, shopping experiences, zoos, and churches. There are also a lot of museums to learn about history and classic cars, as well as events and cultural happenings. Along with farmer’s markets and local cafés, there's a whole host of restaurants and bars for relaxing in the evenings.
One of the top places to visit in South Bend is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The church has stunning architecture with stained glass windows and beautiful murals. There is also the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is a shrine where visitors can enjoy a quiet moment. At the Studebaker National Museum, view automobiles and wagons from throughout the ages. There's also a historic collection of over 70 vehicles to wander around. Potawatomi Zoo is home to more than 400 animals and is the oldest zoo in Indiana.
You can be right in the center of all the action with a hotel or motel in Downtown South Bend.
The best time to visit South Bend is during the summer when the weather is warm and events are held over June to August.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in South Bend. The warmest months in South Bend are August and July, when temperatures reach 94 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -15 ˚F. The wettest month in South Bend is May with 8.33 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 1.78 inches of rain.
Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 975 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in South Bend, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to South Bend can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $17 per night. On average, a place to stay in South Bend will cost you $439 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your stay in South Bend, then you can choose from over 555 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 149 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 51 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to South Bend? Then choose one of the 548 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 34 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 93 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
In South Bend AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 6 providers, including 464 places to stay from Airbnb, 51 accommodations from VRBO and 51 places to stay from Homeaway.
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