I consider myself pretty handy around the home, but sometimes I need a hand when it comes to bigger projects. I also work two jobs, so time is a problem as well. So, when my roof started leaking I reached out to one of the many contractors in the Sioux Falls area. Out of 6 contractors, only one of them called me back. He told me he could visit the next day. I never heard from him again.[Read more…] about Contractors in Sioux Falls Suck!
Sioux Falls is a great city to live in; you can check this by reading any list of the top cities in the country. There comes a time though when the Falls Park, bike trails, and downtown Philips/8th & RR nightlife just won’t do it for you anymore. The bad news up first; Sioux Falls is a fairly isolated city, like most in the Midwest seem to be. You won’t be driving an hour or two and city hopping like on the East coast, and the megalopolis unending suburb-sprawl in the West is replaced with cropland around here.
The good news is that you have options for your weekend road trip; you will just need to spend a little longer in the car to get to them. This list is going to stick to places within a five hour driving distance. Yes you can drive to Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, and Winnipeg Canada from Sioux Falls; but you are stretching a weekend trip and are going to have two heavy travel days on either side. So grab your coffee, queue up your playlist or audiobooks, half-heartedly tell the driver you are willing to drive if they want to switch, and let’s set out.
Roads, roads everywhere and not a twistie in sight.
The Great Plains of eastern South Dakota might not be quite as empty as Utah’s Salt Flats, but when riding motorcycle it can certainly feel like it. To add to that we have a nice, easy to navigate, grid style road pattern that works great for normal driving but just isn’t quite as fun to throttle around on two wheels. There’s a reason the annual Sturgis Rally is held on the other side of the state, but if a 10 hour round trip isn’t in this weekend’s plans there’s still some closer roads that might fulfill that itch. These routes will still have plenty of straights but that’s a bit unavoidable in these parts.[Read more…] about Best Motorcycle Routes Near Sioux Falls
Summer is the time to find a food truck and eat on the street. Here is the lineup you’ll find in Sioux Falls this Summer for 2019.[Read more…] about Summer 2019 Food Trucks
Wow, it’s cliched to open an article in in such a way, but it’s surprising how far Sioux Falls’s craft beer scene has come. For a long time we have seen the rise and success of a lot of wineries and vineyards around the state. That’s been exciting for those of you that enjoy a sweet wine (the style most often brewed in this region it seems) and a good refreshing cider. But up until just a few years ago, if you wanted a good local brew you were kinda outta luck. Not sure what changed, but in the last five years the scene has exploded. The exciting part has been seeing the cooperation between the competition and the focus on educating and supporting homebrewers. Sioux Falls breweries have really locked in the heart and soul of “made local” and truly seem to want to be there for the community. No matter what you are hoping to get in a beer, even if you go in without knowing yourself, you are going to be able to find it here in Sioux Falls.[Read more…] about A Guide to Local Beer Breweries
When I first moved to Sioux Falls from Chicago, my sister payed me a visit. I was given the task of showing her what the city had to offer. I wanted to show her some unique things that only Sioux Falls had to offer. I failed miserably. I just didn’t know any unique places to take her.
Since that first visit from my sister, I’ve gotten to know the city much better and came up with some great ideas for unique things to do for any tourist. Let me be your personal guide to our great city with this list of unique things to do in Sioux Falls.[Read more…] about Unique Things to do in Sioux Falls