When I arrive in a South Dakota city or town, I love to look for the local charms not found anywhere else — the restaurant with the best hot beefs, the stream that’s home to a rare bird, the hiking trail that leads to a surprising view. Here at South Dakota Magazine, we’ve been searching out unusual adventures and secrets for 36 years.
We publish our favorite findings in the paper magazine, but you probably don’t have all of our past issues available for reference as you plan your next South Dakota road trip.
That’s why we’ve created this travel planner, an updated travelogue of South Dakota. Many thanks to our partners in this online project — the towns, cities and regional groups who welcome you with open arms.
This year we are also encouraging safe travel. You will see that many of our recommendations include options for traveling while social distancing.
Enjoy your explorations of South Dakota!