|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£424|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£426|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£418|
Nestled into the stunning slopes of the Black Hills, Rapid City is South Dakota's second-biggest city. The natural beauty of the hills, surrounding landscape, wildlife and park areas make Rapid City holidays famous nationwide. However, Rapid City also offers a strong art scene, chatty locals and a long history; as such, Rapid City holidays can satisfy many different desires.
The best time to plan Rapid City holidays is during its long, sunny, hot summers, when the town is abuzz and the golden-lit landscapes. However, springtime is also an interesting time to witness the snow melt and 'rapid season' in the river from which Rapid City gets its name. Rapid City is in the 'Mountain' timezone (UTC-7), and the winters are long and cold, however they are very dry, and, according to some locals, crisp blue winter mornings are the best time to visit. Rapid City has a domestic airport with very good connections to major cities, especially Denver or Chicago, and connected flights from the UK or Europe through to Rapid City are surprisingly easy and reasonable compared with other US airports.
Holiday-makers will find hundreds of ways to enjoy Rapid City holidays, with a visit to Art Alley, sampling of locally brewed beer around the Main Street bars, and the quirky Dinosaur Park are all highlights. Hiring a car or driver is also a good option on Rapid City holidays in order to explore the attractions around the city. These include the presidents of world-famous Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills National Forest, and a rare opportunity to explore the history of America's westward spread up-close at nearby Deadwood; possibly the country's most famous small Wild West town.