South Dakota Vacation Rentals

Top Vacation Destinations in South Dakota

  • Rapid City1,250 Properties
  • Lead1,247 Properties
  • Sioux Falls952 Properties
  • Custer721 Properties
  • Deadwood472 Properties
  • Spearfish321 Properties
  • Sturgis313 Properties
  • Hill City262 Properties
  • Hot Springs216 Properties

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South Dakota Travel Guide

What South Dakota lacks in population (it’s the sixth least-populous state), it gains in incredible natural beauty. The northern regions are similar to Wyoming and Montana in their vast rolling hills and prairies where the horizon seems lightyears away. In the south, the smooth geography gives way to rugged Badlands and wild canyons. As a part of the Midwest, it’s fiercely American -- the capital of Pierre is pronounced “peer,” the icons of Mount Rushmore tower over the land, and the state sport of rodeo still rallies an impressive following.

Things to Do in South Dakota

A visit to South Dakota should include many things central to the classic American road trip. Visit the larger-than-life statue of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, check out the jagged peaks of Badlands National Park, see mammoth fossils from the ice age, and spot wild mustangs and buffalo.

For the music inclined, take a tour through the National Music Museum, and history buffs should pay a visit to the Wild West origin town of Deadlands. No matter what kind of traveler you are, a road trip through South Dakota will definitely be worth your time.

Best Places to Stay in South Dakota

Most of the state’s action takes places in the southwestern corner. If you’re short on time, visit here to see most of best stopping points.

Best Time to Visit South Dakota

Winters are long in South Dakota, so we recommend visiting between the months of May and October.

Price and Availability in South Dakota

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in South Dakota tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in South Dakota tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Wednesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in South Dakota is in August, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in South Dakota is in the high season in July. South Dakota has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

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Destinations in South Dakota

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