5 Life Experiences to Check Off Your List in Sioux Falls

Do you have a long “would love to do someday” list? It’s OK. Life happens! But now is the time to start planning to experience the things you’ve always wanted to. Sioux Falls can help you check several items off your list in one trip.

Take dance lessons.

The second Friday of every month, couples can break out their new dancing shoes for an evening with the Ballroom Dance Club of Sioux Falls. There is a 45 minute lesson before the dance starts, and everyone is welcome. Learn the Waltz, Rumba, Swing, 2-Step Polka, and more, depending on the dance style of the evening. Or, if you prefer to take lessons in a more private setting, the Date Night Dance Company offers small group classes and private lessons by request.

Try skiing or snowboarding.

It’s never too late to learn a new hobby. Great Bear Recreation Park is ideal for newbies to this exhilarating sport. The knowledgeable ski school instructors and low-difficulty hills will dramatically lessen the intimidation factor, making it much easier to focus on the task at hand. Then, after your visit, you can take your impressive skills to new heights. Your friends don’t have to see or know about how your first day went!

Explore the arts.

Finding time to get creative during the daily grind isn’t easy. Thankfully, Sioux Falls is home to many art galleries and studios, so be prepared to be inspired. The Washington Pavilion’s Wine on the Wheel classes are held on select Thursday evenings and offer adults time to unwind, sip wine, and mold clay into a beautiful piece for your home. (It’s a two-part class, so plan accordingly.) Otherwise, take a three- or four-hour painting class at Wine and Canvas or Creative Spirits in town. View their event calendars to find a canvas design you like and sign up!

Rekindle the flame.

Save the date for a much-overdue romantic outing. The ClubHouse Hotel & Suites is the perfect place to unwind after a long work week. If you're looking for fine-dining, enjoy a glass of wine and a five-star meal at Morrie's Steakhouse. You can even opt to finish your evening with a stroll through Falls Park during Winter Wonderland or retreat to the hotel’s outdoor fire pit for some s'more roasting.

If you’re looking for a two-day date idea, reserve a spot for Friday or Saturday night at M.B. Haskett for their multi-course Prix Fixe menu. You can also coincide your date night with a Broadway show at the Husby Performing Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion, located only a few blocks from the restaurant.

Pamper yourself.

Whether you’re looking to take care of yourself, or you and your significant other, Spa 2000 is a day spa retreat that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated inside and out. They offer massage, facials, manicures, and pedicures. They even have a couple’s suite for massages where you’ll receive champagne and a sweet treat!

If you’re looking to find the beauty within, give yoga a try. The Organic Yoga Company is a great place to start. Jump into a group session if you’re feeling ambitious, or take a private lesson if you want the extra attention. Either way, the deep breathing exercises, poses, and meditation will leave you feeling like a whole new person.