About this trip idea

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy the outdoors in an urban setting, South Bend has the perfect weekend adventure for you.

Start with The East Race Waterway located in the middle of South Bend on Niles Avenue. Open June - August on Weekends, this 1,900 foot waterway allows for visitors over 54" to raft or kayak down water flowing 450 – 500 cubic feet per second. The only urban rafting experience in the Midwest!

After you enjoy your time on the water, head down to the South Bend Chocolate Company for a taste of handmade gourmet chocolate. Try your hand at making your own chocolate covered spoon, take a tour of the museum and watch a video on the history of delectable chocolate.

Next head to the University of Notre Dame, a gorgeous sprawling campus that is rich in history, whether you visit the museum or simply take your own tour.

When your stomach is full and need for adventure fulfilled, stop off at the Comfort Suites for a night's rest, the amenities include the ability to bring your 4-legged companion for the night along with enjoying a hot free breakfast in the morning.