Restaurant: “My husband and I love good craft breweries. Crooked Ewe in South Bend is a favorite, as well as Evil Czech. When I crave a next-level pizza, Venturi in Goshen is my go-to.”
Outdoor Activity: “This area has so many fantastic parks, each with their own features and personality. The St. Joe River is a key piece of some of my favorites. The Mishawaka Riverwalk is lovely, incorporating four parks nestled along the river. St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend is great, too, with canoe rentals and outdoor performing arts in the summer. You can even check out their live bald eagle cam here!”
Shop: “Indiana Rug Co. in Mishawaka is a favorite. They make beautiful rugs, as well as aprons, pillow covers and bags. They also have a great variety of locally themed items. I also love Sanaa Chocolates in Mishawaka. Their artisan bonbons make great gifts. Brain Lair Books is another family favorite, and a great local resource for the community.”
Cultural Activity: “I love the performing arts and live music, and we are blessed with a variety of venues for tours, like the Morris Performing Arts Center, the Lerner Theatre, and the Mendel Center, as well as local performing arts groups like the South Bend Civic Theatre, Southold Dance and more. Add in all the performing arts options at the universities, and small local venues and performers, there is truly something for everyone!”
Best Way to Spend a Saturday in the Region: “It’s probably a bit cliché, but there’s a reason it is on so many people’s bucket lists… A football Saturday at Notre Dame. It really is one of a kind in collegiate athletics.”
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