The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to get your South Dakota summer bucket list made. We all know how fast summer flies by, especially once school is out. Make your bucket list now and then be sure to pack your summer with all the fun and unique activities that South Dakota has to offer.
1. Host a cornhole tournament.
Invite over your friends or family and make sure there are a bunch of snacks and beer. A cornhole tournament is a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon.
2. Get outside and go fishing.
Head out to a lake and catch some sun while you try to catch some fish.
3. Go horseback riding.
If you've been on a horse, you know that this is the best part of summer. If you haven't, this is your year to start!
4. Mountain bike in the Black Hills.
It really doesn't get any more "all-terrain" than this.
5. Visit a farmer's market.
Pick up some fresh produce and honey while you're at it.
6. Go on a road trip.
Go anywhere! It doesn't matter where, just get out and explore SD.
7. Watch a movie outdoors.
You can go to a drive in theater or one of the many movie in the parks events throughout the state.
8. Go camping.
South Dakota is full of beautiful state parks and if you don't make a point to go camp in each one, you're really missing out.
9. Go tubing.
Either floating down the river or being pulled behind a boat, you're guaranteed a good time.
10. Plant your own garden.
Vegetables always taste better when you grow them yourself.
11. Visit a local vineyard.
Many of them have live music and wine events!
12. Challenge yourself to run a 5k.
Whether it's your first 5k or you've run marathons, get involved in your local community and run or walk a 5k near home.
13. Spend time in Spearfish Canyon.
Hike, camp, fish - you can do it all in this beautiful area of South Dakota.
14. Visit a local flower garden and take in the beauty.
McRory Gardens in Brookings is just one of the many stunning flower gardens in South Dakota.
15. Go on the ultimate South Dakota waterfalls road trip!
If you only pick one thing off of this list, make sure it's this one! This road trip will take you to the best South Dakota waterfalls. Best of all, it's all planned out for you!
Get all of the road trip details here.