By Reaunna Murphy
South Bend
Indiana
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Welcome to South Bend, Indiana; apply named for its location on the southernmost bend of the Saint Joseph River. Originally a post for the fur trade in the 1820’s, it began to grow with the development of industrial sites along the river, such as the Studebaker Company. Currently the home of the Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football team, South Bend attracts travelers from around the nation who want to experience the home games in person.

EscapeWizard.com wants to help you plan your next adventure to this Midwestern landmark. With EscapeWizard.com you can access information for the South Bend Regional Airport (SBN), located just a short drive from downtown (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). The South Bend Regional Airport is also home to the South Shore Train Station, connecting South Bend to the neighboring metropolis of Chicago, Illinois. A wide variety of hotels are scattered along your path as well, giving you plenty of options on places to stay. Let EscapeWizard.com help you with booking your flight and hotel by following (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). 

While visiting South Bend, Indiana, check out a baseball game at the Stanley Coveleski Stadium, home of the South Bend Silver Hawks. Itching for football? Check out a Notre Dame Collage football game and EscapeWizard.com wants you to be sure to take a walk around the campus and check out the Golden Dome. Get tickets to see your favorite sports team compete with the “Fighting Irish.” Fitting with the theme of “Fighting Irish”, South Bend offers a selection of pubs and hot spots to unwind or wind up, whatever your preference may be. Be sure to wonder down to State Road 23 as well as Michigan Street to hit all the night life South Bend has to offer.

Visit the South Bend Museum of Art, located in the Century Center in downtown South Bend. Or see the Studebaker National Museum and visit Tippecanoe Place, former mansion of Clement Studebaker.  Up for a trip to the zoo? The Potawatomi Zoo, named after the Potawatomi tribe that once inhabited the South Bend area, is a great place to spend the day with your family. If you are more for theatre, check out The Morris Performing Arts Center. Catch a live performance from the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, or any number of comedians, singers and ballets.

While visiting South Bend, EscapeWizard.com suggests visiting the local Famers Market, for locally grown produce and a friendly local experience. Load up on fresh produce, flowers and handmade art pieces before heading over to one of more than 50 parks, golf courses and recreational opportunities in the area. Find yourself in town on the right day and you will have an opportunity to check out “Drums Under the Bridge”, an event that happens twice a month during the summer season. Listen to locals wail away on their percussion instruments and join in yourself for an even more rewarding experience! 
     
South Bend is waiting for your visit! To get the most out of your trip and plan for best quality and price, please visit the EscapeWizard.com’s link above to book your trip today!
Hotels in South Bend
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn Express
120 Dixie Way North, South Bend, IN
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Whether you are in South Bend to cheer for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish or to conduct business, the Holiday Inn Express is an excellent option for your stay in South Bend. With its multilingual staff (fluent in English, Spanish, and Hindi) and its array of amenities, this hotel demonstrates a commitment to hospitality and comfort. From 3pm when you check in to 11am when you check out, you can experience the comfort and convenience that this hotel has to offer.

The hotel has 84 updated rooms, including 31 suites, with either one king or two queen beds. The rooms come with such luxuries as a 32-inch TV, microwave oven, mini refrigerator, and safe. Vacationers who book suites will have a table with four chairs in their rooms, in addition to the work desk that comes in all rooms. Some suites even include a Jacuzzi tub to give guests the feel of a spa inside their hotel rooms.

Guests at the Holiday Inn Express are encouraged to step outside of their rooms and enjoy all that the hotel has to offer. For example, vacationers can relax in the whirlpool or swim in the heated indoor pool. They can exercise in the fitness center, which features a stationary bike, a weight machine, an elliptical, and two treadmills. Business travelers looking for hotels in South Bend will gladly note that the Holiday Express has a 1,456-square foot meeting room and a state-of-the-art business center. All vacationers can read the free morning paper delivered to their rooms and then sample the complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is perfect for business and leisure travelers to South Bend. It is conveniently located near top attractions, such as Notre Dame University, the College Football Hall of Fame, and Potawatomi Zoo. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express. To do so, click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in South Bend
By Shaina Amienyi
Staybridge Suites
52860 S.R. 933 and Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN
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Staybridge Suites is located in downtown South Bend, close to three colleges and universities, including Notre Dame. Business travelers will appreciate that the hotel is also close to the Century Convention Center and only five miles from South Bend Regional Airport (SBN). The friendly hotel staff can assist vacationers in English or Spanish. Check in is at 3pm and check out is at 12pm, but late check out is available.

This hotel offers several complimentary amenities, such as the morning newspaper, buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, dinner snacks, and drinks. If you do not want the buffet breakfast, you can cook your own breakfast and other meals in the room’s full kitchen. Kitchens come stocked with microwaves, pots and pans, dishes, and silverware. They have all the appliances guests will need, including a refrigerator with ice maker, stove, toaster, microwave, and dishwasher. The 90 guest suites at Staybridge Suites also come with single or double beds, Cable TV with Premium movie channels, a DVD player, and more.

Guests will not only appreciate the amenities in the suites, but they will also be delighted by the hotel’s other offerings. The property provides a fitness center, equipped with a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, and weights, that is open 24 hours. The property also features barbeque grills, an indoor pool, and a theater room. There is a 24-hour convenience store in the lobby if guests need to pick up a snack, and if guests want to relax and mingle, they can visit Sundowner Receptions, held in the Great Room on select weeknights.

Staybridge Suites provide a comfortable, affordable lodging option for vacationers traveling to South Bend. Only two miles from Notre Dame University, home of the Fighting Irish, Staybridge Suites is a great destination for those wanting to experience activities at Notre Dame’s campus. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at Staybridge Suites; simply click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your hotel suite.