Sioux Falls flyers are going to be pretty excited about the return of this warm destination.

Late last week, the Sioux Falls Regional Airport announced Allegiant is bringing back its non-stop flights from Sioux Falls to Ft. Myers. Florida this Spring! As if Sioux Falls needed another excuse to take a vacation!

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According to officials with the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Allegiant departures will primarily happen "on Sundays and Thursdays through the first week of April." This seasonal flight is just one of the many travel experiences that the Sioux Falls Regional Airport provides frequent Sioux Empire flyers.

So what are other non-stop flights that the Sioux Falls Regional Airport provides Sioux Falls travelers? Well, I'm so glad you asked! The Sioux Falls Regional Airport does a great job updating its direct flights based on the yearly and seasonal availability.

These are some of the flight options at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport for future Sioux Falls explorers!

  • Punta Gorda, Florida- Punta Gorda Airport (Seasonal Destination) 
  • Phoenix, Arizona- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Yearly Destination)
  • Orlando, Florida- Orlando Sanford International Airport (Yearly Destination) 
  • Chicago, Illinois-Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Yearly Destination) 
  • Dallas, Texas- Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (Yearly Destination) 
  • Denver, Colorado- Denver International Airport (Yearly Destination) 
  • Nashville, Tennessee- Nashville International Airport (Seasonal Destination) 
  • Atlanta, Georgia- Atlanta International Airport (Seasonal Destination) 
  • Las Vegas, Nevada- Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport (Yearly Destination) 
  •  Los Angeles, California- Los Angeles International (Seasonal Destination) 

There's so much traveling to be done and it all starts at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport!

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown

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