Brookings Itinerary
Girls’ Day Out in Brookings

Is there anything better than a road trip with your best girls? On this adventure, you’ll visit local businesses to shop and grab a bite and enjoy cultural activities geared to help bring you and your besties closer than ever. Brookings is an off-the-beaten-path destination that you will love exploring together.

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Cottonwood Bistro

Meet up with your best galpals for brunch at Cottonwood Bistro. With options for breakfast, lunch, and everything in between, you can catch up while sipping your locally-roasted lattes. Breakfast is available all day, and the coffee is always piping hot! The menu is varied, with plenty of fresh-crafted options for meat-eaters and vegetarians. The ambiance is clean and modern, with friendly and attentive staff who ensure you have everything you need.

Pro Tip!

Try the homemade granola!

The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co.

Grab your girls, and let’s go shopping! The first stop is The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. This is the best spot to find a gift for your favorite foodie or a little something for yourself. They have every gadget you can imagine, spices, mixes, and dips. A favorite section is the items for little chefs to help get your kiddos interested in helping out in the kitchen. You’ll be sure to find something you’ve never seen before!

the Nook

Your next stop is the Nook. This bookstore and gift shop is thoughtfully arranged by what type of person you are shopping for. This organization makes it quick and easy to find the perfect gift. The selection of books was vast and diverse, catering to a wide range of reading preferences. The staff is also highly knowledgeable and helpful at recommending books or finding the ideal little something to take home.

Pro Tip!

Check out the selection of unique cards and stationery!

The Socialight Boutique

Is there anything more fun than picking our new clothes and accessories with the girls? At The Socialight Boutique, you will find the perfect outfit for any occasion. They feature various trendy and classic styles, all carefully curated to help you look and feel your best. Whether searching for a stylish work ensemble or a casual weekend outfit, you will find something in your taste and budget.

Pro Tip!

Visit their in-store sister, Gameday Social for all your SDSU school spirit wear!

South Dakota Art Museum

The South Dakota Art Museum provides a unique and enriching experience. Conveniently located on campus, they have a superb selection of South Dakota-themed art and a rotating gallery. On a recent visit, an exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian highlighted a local but nationally-known artist. It’s a great place to spend a few hours with friends taking in the exhibits, and striking up some interesting conversations. Did I mention it’s completely free?

Pro Tip!

Take your time with the gift selection! You can get a unique piece of art for that someone who has everything.

Mosaic Wine Bar & Small Plates

Located next to shopping and multiple outdoor art pieces is Mosaic Wine Bar. After a day of exploring downtown with the girls, stop in and grab a glass of wine. If you’ve got the munchies after your long day, you can grab some small plates to share, like hummus, pretzels, or a charcuterie board. The beautiful space has giant, airy windows, and you’ll feel at home immediately. If you can’t choose just one, try a flight of four half-pours!

Pro Tip!

Visiting in summer? Try the wine slushie!

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