There’s more to South Bend than Notre Dame.

River photo of South Bend

South Bend recently ranked 9th on’s list of the 10 best college towns. Spend any time in Indiana’s fourth-largest city and you’ll see why: there’s something for everyone in South Bend.

Passionate about the outdoors? Sled at St. Patrick’s Park or hit the beaches of Lake Michigan (they’re less than an hour away). Need some new clothes for your upcoming job interview? Shop the variety of stores on Grape Road (or hit the University Park Mall). Want to get away? Take a 90-minute road trip to Chicago. Want to take a study break? Shop, grab coffee, or meet friends for dinner at Eddy Street Commons, a new shopping and dining center located just across the street from Notre Dame’s campus. 

Learn more about everything South Bend has to offer