Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Activities in South Sioux City

It’s hot out there in Siouxland! Although it’s tempting to stay inside and enjoy the air conditioned comfort of your living room, there’s plenty going on in South Sioux City to get you out, about, and active. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with some of these great activities. After all, summer only comes around once a year!

Cool off at the Norm Waitt Sr YMCA: The local Y right here in South Sioux City has both an indoor and outdoor pool, and of course, lots of classes for fitness, fun, and childhood development. From swim to spin, the Y is a great place to get fit and make community connections. Visit for pool and class schedules, and more!

Get active on the brand-new 14-mile trail loop: In late June 2016, South Sioux City held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-completed biking, walking, and running trail that now encompasses the entire city. South Sioux City is famous for being a bicycle-friendly locale, but now the city has improved upon a good thing by connecting the existing bike trails into a contiguous route. You read about the inaugural ceremony and route here!

PDGADisc Golf and PDGA Tournament: On July 16 & 17th, South Sioux City CVB and VOLO Sports proudly hosts the 3rd annual Bridge the Gap disc golf tournament. This is a PDGA Tier B tournament occurring over 2 days and 3 courses. Find out more about this fun event here!

For more disc golf, Crystal Cove is a PDGA-sanctioned, 18-basket course open to the public located within Crystal Cove Park. Come check it out!

Play ball: Golf, that is! South Sioux City boasts two golf courses to get you out on the green: Covington Links and South Ridge. Visit here for directions, fees, and membership information.  

Reflect on US history: Visit Freedom Park, where US servicemen and women are honored and remembered. Located on the bluffs of the Missouri River, Freedom Park contains a replica of the famous Vietnam Wall, as well as the John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the creation of this park in progress--there are more great things planned for this beautiful space, including an interpretive center, Korean War Memorial, and children’s play areas.   

Visit the Danish Alps State Recreation Area: Located less than 15 miles from South Sioux City, the Danish Alps offers camping, fishing, hiking, an equestrian trail, and more. Visit this natural area in our own backyard!

Do you have a favorite summer activity you’d like to suggest for Siouxland residents and visitors? Let us know in the comments section below! South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is dedicated to promoting business, tourism, and recreation in greater Siouxland. For more information, follow our blog or visit our website today.