Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation in the Midwest of the United States should visit South Dakota. This area of the country is filled with gorgeous scenery as fabulous history and will provide holidaymakers with lots to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cabins, cottages and campgrounds.
Visitors to South Dakota will find there are many things to do throughout the year. For example holidaymakers can enjoy fine downhill and cross country skiing, tubing and snowboarding at various resorts in the state such as Terry Peak. The state also offers many scenic areas for hiking, cycling and horse riding. Golf fans will find numerous courses in towns and cities such as Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Harrisburg. Families can also enjoy a fun round of miniature golf in various places. Other popular activities available here include tennis, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, boating and rock climbing. The cities, towns and villages of South Dakota offer a great choice of cafes, bars and restaurants with local specialities and international dishes widely available. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food, drink and other provisions from many different stores and markets.
Holidaymakers staying in South Dakota will find many fascinating and beautiful places to visit. One of the most iconic sights here is Mount Rushmore with its sculptures of four American Presidents. Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state and has many wonderful attractions such as the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum and the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Rapid City is also well worth a visit with Dinosaur Park, Reptile Gardens, Storybook Island and the Journey Museum and Gardens amongst the highlights.
The weather is hottest in July with average high temperatures of about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest time of the year is January when the average high temperature is 24 degrees Fahrenheit and average lows of just 5 degrees Fahrenheit. June is the wettest month with 3.4 inches of rainfall on average. January averages the lowest rainfall with approximately 0.5 inches. However November through to March can see plenty of snowfall with an average of nine inches in March.
Visitors to South Dakota can fly to Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) from several major U.S airports. These include Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX) and Minneapolis (MSP). Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo are car rental firms located in the area and there are taxi, limousine and shuttle services available to and from the airport. Overseas visitors can fly to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and get a connecting flight to Sioux Falls. Flights arrive here from Amsterdam (AMS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) as well as many U.S cities.