101 Things to see in South Dakota

There are so many things to see in South Dakota that you could probably spend months there without doing them all. Let’s face it, South Dakota wouldn’t really be on most people got to see list but you would be wrong to think that. From outdoor recreation, family attractions several with an old west vibe, and an abundance of wildlife South Dakota offers so much to explore. After all, where else can you see a 12-foot-tall prairie dog!

Love outdoor recreations, well you will love South Dakota. With 2 national parks and several national monuments, most people would think of the Badlands and Mount Rushmore. And of course, Sturgis we all have seen pictures of the famous bike week held each August, but South Dakota is so much more. So here is a list of 101 things to see in South Dakota. What are you waiting for, let’s take that road trip!

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Airbnb Near Yellowstone National Park

Are you looking for an Airbnb near Yellowstone National Park? Well, look no further as this list will help you find the perfect cabins near Yellowstone that fits your needs.

Yellowstone National Park is a popular destination however their choices of where to stay during your visit are limited. The park’s facilities have few amenities including wifi and cell phone cover which most of us need. Also, some of the places don’t even have private bathrooms, and most book up a year in advance.

There are many choices for Airbnb near Yellowstone that offer accommodations for larger groups as well as many with hot tubs, TV, wifi and cell service, and beautiful views.

This list includes (except one listing) Airbnb near Yellowstone that are within 30 miles (minutes) to one of the park entrances. So you can enjoy all the park has to offer , not have a long drive to get into the park and still have amenities that you are looking for while on vacation.

For tourist information visit the park’s website here.

If you are traveling with kids, Yellowstone has great places that your kids will love. Check out my article about Things to do in Yellowstone with kids.

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West Coast Family Vacation Ideas

Here are 15 West Coast Family Vacation ideas that your kids will love. From mother nature’s outdoor experiences to winter skiing and snowboarding, there is something for everyone.

So make memories with your family this summer on a road trip on the west coast. You won’t regret it!

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Midwest Vacations for Families

Here are 13 Midwest vacations for families ideas that you and your kids will enjoy for your next road trip. From national parks to amusement parks, from outside adventures to inside museums these places cover something for everyone.

It doesn’t really matter where you go, the important thing is that you go and enjoy quality time with your family.

Check out the list of Midwest Vacations for Families:

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Things to Do Rocky Mountain National Park

There are so many things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s one of the most stunning national parks in America. Almost 4.5 million people visit it each year and you should have this park on your bucket list too. It’s the “highest” park in the states with 77 peaks over 12,000 feet. The highest being Long Peak at 14,259.

Amazing scenery along with the wildlife that you can see close, beautiful lakes and waterfalls, 350 miles of hiking trails, alpine sites, and millions of stars will make you want to visit over and over again.

As Rocky Mountain was always on our bucket list when we discovered we would be picking up our new camper only 3 hours away we immediately booked camping and were lucky enough to get a site in July for the first week in September.

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Things to do in Yellowstone with kids

There are so many things to do in Yellowstone with kids. It’s a park made for families to explore and things to keep kids interested. From seeing a large amount of wild animals to taking a hike, swimming near a hot spring, watching a geyser erupt, and experiencing an old west cookout Yellowstone has something for everyone.

Here is a list of things to do in Yellowstone with your kids:

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Incredible Hikes Everyone in Maine Should Do

Maine is a great place to take a vacation especially if you love the outdoors. Here are 10 incredible hikes everyone in Maine should take at least once in their lifetime.

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This is my favorite hike in Maine. This circuit hike can be strenuous at times, but the scenery is so worth the effort.

This hike is within the 100-mile wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail.

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Vacation

Upper Peninsula Michigan vacation has always been on our bucket list and after viewing so many beautiful pictures of it, we decided it was time for us to go. We took 2 weeks and drive with our camper attached from New York to experience the land of the waterfalls and boy we weren’t disappointed.

After a long ride on Route 80, we started to head north and finally stopped for the night in a campground just north of Ann Arbor. Wow, we made it to Michigan but to get to the Upper Peninsula was still going to be a ride but now it was time to start enjoying our vacation.

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Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park was established in 1935 so there would be an outdoor playground for the growing east coast and the Washington DC metropolitan area. The park is one of the few on the east coast with dense forest and Skyline Drive which began construction in 1928 before the park was established, was built solely for the enjoyment of the park.

Today, Skyline Drive stretches 105 miles with stunning overlooks. This two land road brings 1.5 million visitors through the park each year. With 195,000 acres, this park has over 200 species of birds, a large population of black bear, deer, turkey and other small mammals.

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

With 195,000 acres and over 500 miles of trails hiking Shenandoah National Park can be enjoyed by everyone. There are hikes from easy to strenuous, from ridgeline mountain views to cascading waterfalls and everything in between. Along Skyline Drive you can hike over 100 miles of the Appleciahnan trail to get a glimpse at what it might be to accomplish such a feat.

Although I don’t consider myself an expert hiker, I love hiking and over the years visiting Shenandoah experienced some of the best hiking on the east coast. There is nothing better to fuel the soul than walking through the woods on a beautiful sunny day.

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