Brookings Itinerary
Mother & Daughter Day Trip

Brunch, shopping, wine … Need we say more?

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Ease your way into the day with a fresh manicure or pedicure. Catch up and share stories while being pampered at Brookings Nails & Spa. This locally owned nail spa can accommodate every style, size, color and trend to make you feel fancy for your day out. Make sure to call ahead and set up an appointment prior to your arrival.


For brunch, make your way to Cotttonwood Bistro. A hidden gem located on 6th Street provides their own roasted coffee and delicious hearty breakfasts. You’ll learn more about what kind of coffee drinker you and your built-in best friend are, and what beans to pick up to have a little piece of Cottonwood at home.


Spend your afternoon shopping local.  Our Downtown is always offering new products and great times. Shop at one or shop at them all! Who cares? It’s a girl’s day!  Grab your next favorite read at The Nook. This local book shop has genres to pique the interest of all readers. Find new trendy outfits and home decor at Dakota Soul Boutique. Pick out gently used pieces from Trendz. This consignment store is not your normal secondhand offering.


Explore the South Dakota Art Museum together. Gaze at the artwork by South Dakota artists and view the new and ever-changing galleries. If you haven’t had enough shopping Downtown Brookings, shop the Museum Gift Shop with one-of-a-kind treasures such as matching earrings to remember the girls’ trip.


Is it really a girl’s day without making time for wine? Mosaic Wine Bar & Small Plates is ready to serve you by the glass

, bottle or flight. Once you step in, you’ll never want to leave. Relaxed seating and large windows offer a comfortable atmosphere. Their experienced and knowledgeable staff is determined to find something for everyone to enjoy. Order a small plate of quality charcuterie style snacks to eat while enjoying your time together.


Craft Chophouse and Lounge is the perfect place to treat your mom or daughter for supper.  This restaurant takespride in handcrafting and locally sourcing every dish they serve. Local favorites include the Black & White Alfredo and Crafted Pork Chops.


Eating popcorn at movie theater


What Rom-Com have you both been dying to see in theaters? Cinema 8 offers all new releases and lets you enjoy movies the way they should be, on the big screen.




After such a sweet day with your best friend, end your night with a sweet treat. Before leaving town, make a stop at Insomnia Cookies. They have over 30 different flavors to choose from. Vegan and gluten free options are available at request. The late-night sweet shop serves warm cookies and ice cream till 3 am every night.

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