New Places To Enjoy During Your Vacation In Rapid City

Raised in Rapid City and lucky to call it home, this outdoor enthusiast loves to explore the Black Hills with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not at work you’ll find her out hiking, at a local ice cream shop, or perhaps home taking a nap.

February 09, 2023

There are certain things about Rapid that will never change. The charm. The beauty found inside and all around the city. And so much more. But within our community things are always evolving, making it a fun destination to visit time and time again. So, whether it’s your first trip to the area or a repeat vacation, here are some new things in town you should be enjoying during vacation!

Windsor Block Bar

Exterior of the windsor block that shows the warm glow of the interior with people enjoying drinks in rapid city, south dakota
Windsor Block

Stepping into Rapid City’s newest cocktail bar can be described as walking into a “warm hug”. The cozy and historic setting sets the stage for an evening of comfort and cocktails. Windsor’s mixologists are continually adding new favorites to the menu and can expertly match your flavor preferences to the perfect drink. Beyond the beautiful cocktails, guests can also browse an extensive whiskey selection and growing wine list. 

The Park

Gather at Rapid’s new upscale dining and entertainment spot – The Park! From a mouthwatering brunch to a well-prepared dinner, the menu at The Park doesn’t disappoint. Head to the bar to enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails that all pair perfectly for an evening of fun. The 707 Nightlife, the event space within The Park, offers a continuous lineup of comedy shows, live music, dancing and more to enjoy.  

Mystic Market

items on display and for sale inside mystic market in downtown rapid city, south dakota
Mystic Market

Shop a metaphysical marketplace in their new downtown location! Mystic Market sells a variety of life enriching products from crystals to candles and so much more. The store also frequently hosts astrology and tarot readings along with physics and healers for visitors. 

The Sour

Talented home bakers with The Sour expanded into a Rapid City location to continue their delicious bread creations. The bakery offers weekly specials, a lineup of sourdough variations, and are expanding into a new hands-on Sourdough Workshop. Watch their social media for weekly menu options and when to order (things go fast!) or see what you can snag at one of the locations that carries their products like bb’s Natural. 


The Coupe

interior of the coupe bar and event space in downtown rapid city south dakota
The Coupe


Delight in live music, captivating events, and a vibrant ambiance that transports you to a bygone era when you enter into The Coupe located in Downtown Rapid City. This 1940s styled wine, beer, and champagne lounge is a wonderful new nightlife option to experience while in town. Check out our events calendar to see what's happening at The Coupe!

Elements of South Dakota

Shop a curated selection of local treasures, from handcrafted jewelry to captivating art pieces, along with a variety of souvenirs at Elements of South Dakota. Nestled in downtown, the collection showcases the talent of local artists and businesses, giving you a genuine taste of South Dakota. Whether you're seeking a unique memento or looking to support the creativity of our community, you'll find it all right here.

Black Hills Escape Rooms

Two visitors trying to solve the Black Hills Escape Rooms Puzzle about Pactola in the Black Hills
Black Hills Escape Rooms

While Black Hills Escape Rooms isn't new, the brilliant minds behind this attraction are always creating new locally themed puzzles for visitors to try. The newest addition is called the Lost City of South Dakota and it takes puzzlers below the waters of Black Hills lake Pactola. 

Ugly Graffiti Downtown

A well-loved Rapid City based food truck has expanded their offerings with a restaurant in Downtown Rapid City. Ugly Graffiti Downtown is Veteran owned and operated that serves up some seriously tasty menu options like nachos loaded with unique flavors, delicious variations of mac and cheese, and a large selection of flatbreads. 

bb’s Natural

Neon bb's natural sign with people drinking wine on the other side of the glass in rapid city, south dakota
bb's Natural

Sample a selection of organic and natural wines with a visit to bb’s Natural! This wine bar pairs a global array of snacks with their happy selection of red, white, rose and orange wine for even more tastebud pleasure, my favorite is the Truffy Pop. When you inevitably fall in love with something you taste – head to their retail section and purchase something amazing to go. 

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