Plan a mid-week getaway with a few friends and enjoy the monthly Wednesday Wine Walk in downtown South Bend. Stroll the streets and stop into the many participating restaurants to try out three different wine and food pairings at each establishment. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride from one restaurant to the other, and enjoy some of downtown's best tastes.
Don't forget to indulge in a little retail therapy while you're here. Mishawaka is home to the second largest retail area in the state, with the 120-plus store University Park Mall and plenty of boutiques and shopping strips—such as Heritage Square —lining the streets to keep you busy all day.
No getaway is complete without a little art and culture. Catch a show at the highly renowned South Bend Civic Theatre , or see what acts are making a stop in town at the Morris Performing Arts Center . The South Bend Mishawaka community is also home to 13 museums, as well as many college campuses boasting performances and galleries of their own.