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Valentine's Day Fun for Siouxland Families

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2021 is a Sunday and there are lots of lovely things to do in Sioux City and Sioux Fall to get into the spirit, including several where you can make a one-of-a-kind gift for your valentine! Consider this your ultimate guide to Valentine's Day in Sioux City and Sioux Falls, and check back often, as I'll update throughout the coming weeks as new events and details are shared.

Valentine’s Date Ideas in Sioux City

Are you looking for a special way to spend Valentine’s Day in Sioux City? Whether you’re looking for a date that's sporty, foodie, classic, or somewhere in between, Sioux City has great options for romance and fun with your Valentine this February.  So with that in mind, here are my top six recommendations for Valentine’s Day dates in Sioux City:

Best Places to Play Inside in Sioux City

Winter in Siouxland sometimes means frigid temps, arctic winds, and plenty of snow, ice, and slush, but that doesn't we have to stay cooped up! Here are some of my top suggestions for where Sioux City area kids can play indoors when the weather outside is frightful:

Things to Look Forward to in Siouxland in 2021

2021 is almost here, and things are looking up for Siouxland! Here's what I am looking forward to in Siouxland in 2021. Hopefully some of these things will make their way on to your local bucket list too! For more ideas, check out my book, 100 Things to do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die ! National Music Museum Re-opening The National Music Museum on the campus of USD in Vermillion, South Dakota, is an epic adventure for any music lover, but it's been closed for more than a year, not due to COVID-19, but for extensive renovation. Home to the oldest cello known to man and more than ten thousand other spectacular instruments, the museum promises to reclaim its place on the list of top Siouxland attractions in 2021 when it re-opens. Watch for more information on on the grand re-opening and any other fun events at the museum happening in 2021, like live music performances, kids activities, and much more! You can also check out the National Music M

Snow Sports in Siouxland

It's officially snowy fun season in Sioux City! While we don't have huge mountains, we do have plentiful snow, and some great places to enjoy snow sports. I researched the best places to enjoy snow sports in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and our surrounding communities in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota like Hinton, Ponca, and Yankton, and I was inspired by the beautiful scenery, and by the pictures shared with me of families having so much fun out in the cold. I hope you will be too! Here's where to go sledding, tubing, skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, and ice skating in or near Sioux City. I'm updating for the 2020/2021 winter season as details become available--please let me know if you know of something I should add!

Last Minute Christmas Gifts You Can Buy In Sioux City

What do you do when the shipping deadlines have come and gone and you still need another gift? For Christmas 2020, the "guaranteed by Christmas" shipping deadline has already passed for many online retailers, but you can still order from some, including Amazon (until 12/22 if you're a Prime member,)   But even beyond that point, there are options right here in town, no delivery needed. So don't despair! Here are some of the amazing local stores, restaurants, and attractions offering Christmas gifts for everyone on your list that you can get right here in Sioux City: 2020 Downtown Small Business Marketplace Pop-Up event Come shop local and regional small businesses in downtown Sioux City during weekends in December before Christmas (12/5, 12/12, and 12/19)! Sioux City Downtown Partners and Iowa's West Coast Initiative teamed up to make it possible for local makers and companies to open up shop in vacant downtown spaces just for Decembers in 2020. You can find