Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays! This series focuses on different top tens relevant to the world of college. Each week a different intern shares their top ten list. Additionally, look out on social media for video vlogs that may go along with the list. This week the theme is top ten places to visit in South Bend. Join Ava Downey as she shares her favorite things to do off-campus!
10. South Bend Chocolate Factory
Tour the South Bend Chocolate Factory and get some free samples. The guided tour gives you a deep dive into their chocolate-making process. It's super fun and affordable! They also have a storefront in Downtown South Bend!
9. Chippewa Bowl
Chippewa Bowl is probably the most iconic bowling alley in South Bend. It is a perfect activity during especially hot or cold days.
8. Four Winds Fields
South Bend Cubs games on Thursdays hit differently. Enjoy South Bend's minor league baseball team and the atmosphere that the SB community creates.
7. South Bend Farmers Market
Enjoy the fresh produce and home-made items from the local area at the South Bend Farmers Market.
6. Howard Park
Enjoy the river walk, take a run, look at the shops/restaurants on Jefferson. During the winter they have an outdoor ice-skating path. It is super fun!
5. Studebaker Museum
South Bend has a lot of history, especially when it comes to the industrial revolution. Visit the Studebaker Museum to see the major industries South Bend once hosted. It is attached to the South Bend History Museum.
4. Dainty Maid Food Hall
Enjoy a variety of food from different vendors all in one place!
3. Morris Performing Arts Center
The Morris Performing Arts Center is absolutely stunning and always has events going on. Check out their current event calendar to see what is playing. It is always a great weekend activity.
Roselily is amazing! Their menu is seasonally curated and includes an assortment of vegetarian and vegan options.
1. Erasmus Books
Here is a great review I found that describes Erasmus Books: "Located in the old residential part of downtown South Bend, there’s just something special and almost magical about this place." It's inside a house, so don't think you have the wrong address.