Man exploring his local area by taking selfies, looking at maps, packing, etc

Fantastically Familiar

It's a great time of year to get out and experience something new, or see something familiar with a new perspective. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready—you're about to take a staycation.

That's right, you won't need plane tickets for this trip, no long lines or security checks. You don't even have to worry about your itinerary! That's because we've created an insider's guide for getting away right here in Sioux Falls. Who ever said adventure can't be close to home?

Below you'll find our favorite local attractions. Food and drink, art and music, shopping, unwinding, exploring with the family—it has something for travelers of all sorts. You might be surprised at what you find, and you'll never be so proud to call this place home.

Enjoy your stay.

Your Staycation Itinerary

Falls Park (the outdoors are calling)
Why we love it: Rushing waters of the Big Sioux River, walking paths, and lots of fascinating Sioux Falls history—right off of downtown. 
Why you'll love it: The falls are beautiful! You can also climb to the top of the visitor's center for an unbeatable view of all downtown. 

Sertoma Park (nearby park)
Why we love it: One of Sioux Falls's finest parks. You'll want to bring the whole family! Sertoma has gorgeous walking paths, play equipment, and a butterfly house.
Why you'll love it: Sertoma Park is a gorgeous oasis-garden tucked away right in the heart of the city.  

Downtown Sculpture Walk (arts & culture)
Why we love it: A fun and easy way to experience some of Sioux Falls's unique Midwestern culture, and get some light exercise!
Why you'll love it: Not only will you enjoy the unique sculptures along the streets of downtown, Sioux Falls. You'll also get acquainted with local boutiques and restaurants on the way. 

Sip-n-Cycle (fun with friends)
Why we love it: A lively, social way to spend the evening with friends. 
Why you'll love it: See the city with your friends, enjoy some cool drinks, and burn a few calories while you're at it. What's not to love?