Local Area Resources
The Notre Dame Conference Center's location offers access to many wonderful activities within a two-hour drive, from downtown South Bend to Amish country, from Chicago to the dunes and vineyards near Lake Michigan.
The area of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan that includes South Bend is frequently called "Michiana". The following links will help you explore Michiana and take full advantage of your time here!
The main site for South Bend keeps residents and visitors informed of recreation opportunities, planned construction, parking restrictions, and much more.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a calendar of upcoming events. It also has an excellent, comprehensive guide to dining in the South Bend area.
The Area Attractions page of this site is particularly useful for finding links to learn more about the areas of Michiana beyond the cities of South Bend and Mishawaka.
Here are direct links to some of the popular attractions in South Bend: