South Dakota offers family travelers plenty of cool activities this winter.
In the western region, head to Spearfish for snowmobiling and snowshoeing. There are more than 350 miles of trails in the Black Hills National Forest. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, the trails develop a 5-foot snow pack during the winter, perfect for snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Visit Terry Peak Ski Area near Lead and Deadwood for skiing and snowboarding opportunities. This park offers a variety of trails for skiers of skill levels from beginner to expert.
Visit Aberdeen in the northeast region of South Dakota. The city offers winter activities for all interests, including sledding at Baird Park, snowmobiling at Dakota Midland trail and buffalo hunting at Royal Flush Hunting Lodge.
Central South Dakota, in the Missouri River region, offers travelers ice fishing opportunities. Lake Sharpe is a 56,000-acre reservoir, home to a variety of fish including crappie, yellow perch and channel catfish. Lake Oahe is home to walleyes and northern pike. Guides are available for novice ice fishers.
Explore the state parks in South Dakota’s southeast region. Good Earth State Park, a National Historic Landmark, is an important cultural and historical spot with hiking opportunities year-round. Newton Hills State Park features miles of pristine, snow-covered trails during the winter.
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.