Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Downtown South Bend – Where Old Meets New

Trendy boutiques, vintage cars, and white water rafting—downtown South Bend has it all! Discover an upbeat vibe where you can live the city life and revel in a bit of outdoor excitement too. Amble along the historic streets, take in the scenery, and fall into the easy rhythm of life in Northern Indiana.

Visit eclectic studios, galleries, and museums, indulge in some retail therapy, or take in a performance at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Tour an old-fashioned workman’s cottage and an antique-filled mansion built by an early industrialist. Looking to pick up the pace? Hop on a white-water rafting adventure that takes you right through the middle of town! No matter your speed, Downtown South Bend is sure to please.

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