To be honest, Sioux Falls is not a popular layover destination among flight attendants. Every time I would tell someone I was on my way to Sioux Falls, for 24 hours, they laughed at me. They would say “I hope you have Netflix.” or “I hope you brought a good book.”
Well, guess what, joke is on them.
Sioux Falls is a hidden gem!
I had a wonderful day consisting of:
- Friendly people
- Cute boutiques
- Cozy coffee shops
- A gorgeous park to enjoy the fresh air
I would like to extend a thank you to Erica, Best Dressed Blonde. I reached out to her via Instagram, because I saw she lived in town. I asked if she could recommend places to go. Every place she recommended was amazing, and I am grateful. Because I hate planning!
I started the day at The Source, coffee roastery and taproom. The smell of coffee and calm music playing overhead, relaxed my busy mind.
My faith in humanity was boosted, as I worked on my computer and silently people watched. Everyone who came inside to grab a cup of coffee, seemed to know and love each other.
Other notable coffee shops:
After the caffeine started to kick in, I walked along Phillips Avenue, in the mood to window shop.
The first boutique I walked into was Lot 2029. This boutique is reasonably priced. They have clothing, jewelry, and great gift ideas too. My favorite part of the entire store was the dressing room. Each room is lined with brick and has a cute little stool inside.
The other boutique I wandered into was PRIMP. The customer service was top notch. I was greeted with a mimosa, but then I was left alone. Which, I love. I don’t like to be hassled. The clothing is simple, and classic pieces.
After shopping around, I met up with a crew member of mine. The weather was so beautiful outside, we walked to Falls Park. The falls are about a half mile from downtown. There is a cafe and shop overlooking the park. You can also walk along the rocks to take a better photo or sit to have a picnic.
We worked up an appetite and made our way back to town. We ate the Blarney Stone, which was a fun Irish pub. They offer classic Irish favorites, like bangars and mash, and the bar opens up to the outside to let in a breeze.
Other notable restaurants and bars:
Finally, if you have room for dessert. Stop by CH Patissterie. The desserts are ALMOST too pretty to eat, and there are multiple gluten-free options.
Have you ever visited a town that surprised you with it’s charm?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!