South Dakota: Road Trip!

Group 6 South Dakota, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City, Custer, Sioux Falls
Spring, Summer, Fall
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About the location

South Dakota has a way of surprising you. I mean, who knew how beautiful of a state it is?! I sure didn't, until I got to see it all first hand from the windshield of my RV and the dirt beneath my feet. And I think it's 12/10 worth a road trip. There is so much to see from one of a kind memorials and exhibits to a huge range of terrain, to epic hiking trails, to hidden gems of places to stay, and so much more.

This is for the adventurers, outdoor fanatics, happy hour lovers, and road trip enthusiasts. If you're interested in exploring the belt of South Dakota, keep reading!

Guide Highlights


Have you ever stayed cliffside overlooking a National Park? What about at a brewery? Maybe glamping under the stars? We've got it all here!


What's a road trip without scenic routes? SD has THE coolest drives - granite spires, mountain tunnels, lakeside, cliffside, + more.

Guide Summary

This guide is designed as a complete road trip breakdown - transportation options (car, camper rentals, etc.), places to stay (bnbs, hotels, at wineries/breweries, and camping options), 6 destinations (each with 4+ things to do and see), food + drink options, 2 National Parks, a 7-day example road trip itinerary, and a packing list.

If you've ever thought about seeing the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or whatever else in South Dakota, why not see it all?! This guide is for you! So, read up, pick your must sees and hit the road!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Group 39 Art
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Girls / Guys Trip
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Brittney Stubbings

    Brittney Stubbings

    Former RVer. Current San Diegan. Find me in the sunshine, with a craft beer in hand, fitting bits of travel into my every day life - and sharing them with you to do the same!

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