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Sometimes, a Day Date is where it is at! Finding a babysitter to take on the bedtime routine can seem a bit more daunting than finding a babysitter to take on a fun morning of playtime. 

For kids who are used to Mom and Dad for bedtime, it can be hard to enjoy a night out knowing that your kids may be struggling at home. 

That’s why we love a good Day Date! Plus, you still get to go to bed on time- a true win-win! 

If dates out are not in the picture for you right now, aim for a date night in! We love something like this date night box. Coming up with date night ideas can be hard after a while! Have a surprise date night in your own home each week. 

The winter months in the Midwest can limit some things. But for day dates, winter can bring on a whole new level of fun! 

Our Favorite Winter Day Date’s Spots in Sioux Falls:

Outdoor Spots 

The Outdoor Campus

During the winter months, the Outdoor Campus has so much to offer! Check out their winter classes, rent snowshoes, or join in during cross-country skiing time! They even host date nights where they teach you how to cook what you can hunt. Remember, all the fun at the Outdoor Campus is free! 

Great Bear

Great Bear offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross-country skinning, and even a restaurant on campus! If you are looking for an adventure date day, they have a little something for everyone. 

Ice Skating with the Sioux Falls Parks and Rec

The City of Sioux Falls maintains six outdoor ice skating rinks. This could be a perfect option if you want to learn something new! There are rentals available for those who do not own their own skates. For more about ice skating, read here! 

Food Spots

We have some incredible places to eat here in Sioux Falls! Check out some of the local spots for a long lunch out! A long meal out might be hard to do with your whole family together, but perfect for a date day. 

Some of our favorite places: Look’s Marketplace, All Day Cafe, Josiah’s Coffeehouse, M.B. Haskette Delicansent, Falls Overlook Cafe, and Bread and Circus Kitchen. 

Activities Spots

A day date is a perfect opportunity to check out something in Sioux Falls that you usually don’t get to do. Maybe your kids are too little for golfing, or they don’t enjoy art! Use your day date to take in something new. 

Spots to check out! 

The Washington Pavillion: The Visual Arts Center. Maybe you go to the science center with your family but always skip over the art side. The art collection and exhibits at the Pavilion are well worth the slow stop! Check out what is currently being shown here.

The Siouxland Museums. Check out the local history! If you like touring old homes, the Pettigrew House is perfect for you! Or check out the Old Courthouse Museum, which also boasts one of the most prominent buildings of the Sioux Falls Skyline. 

Great Shots. Enjoy a relaxing morning or afternoon of golf! Spend time in your own bay, order some food and drinks, and relax over some easy golf fun. 

Dave and Busters. Enjoy some games that you pick! If you are a couple that loves playing games, this is the perfect spot for you. 

Go Shopping

Enjoy a day out shopping without the kids! Getting in and out of the car as quickly as you want is such a thrill, haha! 

Check out the shops downtown (stop in and get some coffee to keep you warm at Joshia’s or Coffea). There are many unique and local shops downtown. There is something for everyone! 

For a full list of downtown shopping, click here! 

For the Spontaneous 

If you are a couple that loves the excitement of something new, check out these adventure scratch cards! Be surprised every date with what you will do! 

Enjoy your Day Date in Sioux Falls!