I grew up in South Dakota, and have, for the most part, seen everything there is to see! I grew up in Mitchell, which is on the eastern border, just west of Sioux Falls. I loved it there, I really did, but other than the Corn Palace, there’s not much to see there! The best place to go is out west to the Black Hills! There is so much to see there!!! The Badlands, Wall Drug, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and of the number of caverns and mines that are available, Dinosaur Park (my favorite), Custer State Park, Deadwood, Sturgis. You get the picture! One of my favorite places to visit in the hills was Keystone! Not much to it, in fact it really is mostly a tourist trap, but I loved it, and still go there every time I make a trip to the hills!
Really, there is so much to see there, that you could just wander around for several days, have a great time, and still not see a fraction of what there is to see there!
I hope you get a chance to go, and have a great time!!!!!!!
Oh, and as for places to eat, try AJ’s. My aunt used to work there, and it was great! I don’t remember a lot of other places we ate out at, as my uncle was a chef, and mostly he cooked for us when we were there. We did used to go to the Great Wall when I was a kid, but I think it burned down or something like that!
Todd Schoonover asks,
There are actually a few signs in other countries. Which also adds to the appeal!
Only visited San Diego once, so I know nothing about places to stay or work. However, I lived in a suburb of Chicago for over a year, so I can tell you what I know. As strange as it may sound, the best job I’ve ever had was working at the Domino’s in Waukegan. Easy job, great bosses, and awesome tips. On a bad night, I would bring home $50 a night. On average, between $100 and $200 a night! Those Chicago people love their pizza delivery people, that’s for sure! LOL. I think the suburbs have cheaper housing. We paid about $400/mo for a 2 bedroom townhouse. It was a nice place, too. Of course that was 11 years ago, so things might be more expensive now. Chicago is a very interesting place to live! Traffic sucks during rush hour, though. But then I’m sure the same is true for San Diego! San Diego was a very neat place to visit, but I know nothing about the cost of living there. LOTS to see, that’s for sure. We spent 7 days there, and I was exhausted by the time we left, because there was just so much to see! Good luck trying to decide!
Sadly, that is the only place I ever went while I lived there. If you’re up for some shopping, you have to head up to Gurnee and hit the mall! It was a really cool mall when I was there. (that was 12 years ago, but I’m sure it’s still a really good mall)
Richie D asks,
There are so many things you can see around there. The Badlands, Wall Drug, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil’s Tower, etc. If you have time, you should take a few days and see as much as you can. It is an experience you will never forget. I used to spend my summers there, every year, and even that was not enough to take it all in! Have a great time!