8 Summer Activities We Just Can't Wait For in Sioux Falls

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One day (very soon, I hope) this snow will all melt away, the sun will come out and stay, the birds will sing and chirp, and it will feel like SUMMER! Summer in Sioux Falls is such a beautiful time of year - the city seems to come alive with beautiful greenery, blue skies and perfect temps. If you’re anything like us, you are itching to get outside and finally take advantage of the thing we love most about Sioux Falls - those summer months. Below is a list of great ways to get outside this summer and enjoy some fun in the sun.

Bike Trails and Hiking Paths: Sioux Falls is home to over 29 miles of hidden bike trails and hiking paths that take you all throughout the city. The trails will also take you into the downtown area, by restaurants, shops and bathrooms.

Golfing & Frolfing: Whether regular golfing or frisbee golf is your thing - Sioux Falls has you covered. You can golf at places like Willow Run or Prairie Green while you can frolf at places like Tuthill Park, Tomar Park or Spencer Park.

Thunder Road of Sioux Falls: This park is FILLED with tons of family fun outdoor attractions. From miniature golf, to go-karts, to bumper boats, laser tags, water wars and human foosball. This place has it all.. And the kids are sure to love it.

Great Bear Recreation Park: This winter ski hill turns into a beautiful area to hike, come the warmer months. With over 4 miles of hiking and varying difficulty levels, you are sure to fall in love with the views of wildflowers and bluestem grass.

Kayaking: Sioux Falls provides great kayaking opportunities throughout the city with many access points to the river. Plus, you can rent kayaks or canoes from Nyerg’s Ace if you don’t have your own.

Wild Water West Waterpark: Water slides, sand volleyball and a swim up bar? The ultimate FUN IN THE SUN! This is a great way to cool down (if we ever actually heat up!) during those warm summer months.

Movies in the Park: Looking for something free and fun for the kids? Moonlight Movies at Fawick Park is the answer. Avera presents free movies in the park on Saturdays through June, July and August and their schedule of movies should be coming out soon. What a relaxing way to enjoy a beautiful evening.

Sioux Falls Sunsets: And of course, maybe my favorite thing about Sioux Falls, are the gorgeous sunsets that we get all throughout the summer months. Pick a park, somewhere on the water or even just your own patio - nothing beats sitting back and watching that sunset magic.

We are so lucky we get to live in a place that offers so much summertime fun and the opportunity for such an active lifestyle. Being cooped up all winter is hard but hang in there folks, summer’s on its way.