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With the University of Notre Dame central to living in South Bend, many locals rely on public transport and bike paths to get around. This means roads are relatively easy-going, so a rental car is a convenient choice. Top attractions to visit include the Morris Performing Arts Center, the National Studebaker Museum, and Tippecanoe Place.

Step off the plane at South Bend International Airport and pick up your wheels from one of numerous car rental providers, including Budget and Avis. If you’re staying in the center of town, convenient outlets like Enterprise are located nearby, with flexible packages to suit your trip. Let Orbitz help you make the right choice.


South Bend and beyond: Three destinations by car

One of the best things about South Bend is its proximity to attractions. Here are three places to discover by car.

Potato Creek State Park

For outdoor adventures, jump in your car and head to Potato Creek State Park. Recreational activities include cross-country skiing, fishing, mountain bike trails, swimming, camping, and a tubing hill. Hike along the ridge overlooking Worster Lake, or walk the easy Peppermint Loop Trail after a stop at the Nature Center.

Journey time: Around 25 minutes

Distance: Approximately 15 miles

Harbor Country

Explore eight charming small towns on a drive to Harbor Country, a popular weekend leisure destination. Cruise along scenic country roads, stop for a picnic on the shores of Lake Michigan, and gallery-hop across quaint streets. For shopping, go for a drive on Red Arrow Highway, stopping at unique antique stores, craft shops and boutiques.

Journey time: Around 45 minutes

Distance: Approximately 35 miles

Chicago

Whether you’re on vacation or traveling for business, an easy drive to Chicago puts you in the heart of big city action. Stop by at Millennium Park and admire sky-high views from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Attend an event at McCormick Place, before dining along The Magnificent Mile. To catch a show, check out the schedule at the legendary Chicago Theatre.

Journey time: Around two hours

Distance: Approximately 95 miles