Vacation rentals in Rapid City

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Highlights Rapid City

  • Historic sites
  • National parks
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Reptile gardens

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Rapid City, Black Hills
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Rapid City, Black Hills
Vacation Rental • 592 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.5
(26 reviews)
Charming one bedroom apartment in downtown Rapid City, within minutes to restaurants, shopping, bars, breweries, coffee shops and more. This is the perfect pivotal location for touring the hills, coming home to relax, having a nice dinner and drinks without having to stress about driving home. Walk to the bike path, hike and bike the trails, and the home is even close to the golf course! Easy access to interstate, conveniently located downtown in the beautiful historic district.
from $172 / night
Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Rapid City, Black Hills
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Rapid City, Black Hills
Vacation Rental • 398 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
9.6
(47 reviews)
Located in the heart of downtown, less than a 5-minute walk to restaurants, shopping, coffee shops and the Rapid City bike path. This luxurious Studio is set up with a king size bed, kitchen and dining area with a private entrance directly to the outside. Enjoy the beauty of Rapid's beautiful Rose Garden - Halley Park, directly located across the street with views from the window. You can also enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights displayed in the winter season. Convenient location and direct access to all the intersections that will take you to Mount Rushmore, Black Hills, Spearfish, Deadwo...
from $172 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Rapid City, Black Hills
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Rapid City, Black Hills
Vacation Rental • 700 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
9.5
(35 reviews)
Super cute two-Bedroom apartment with luxury bedding and new furnishings. Walk downtown to all restaurants, boutiques, Main Street Square, civic center and local events. The location is spectacular and convenient to get anywhere by foot or car. This apartment is centered in the middle of everything! It is a great pivotal point as we are located 30 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, 30 minutes from the Badlands, 45 minutes from Deadwood, 45 minutes from Custer State Park and surrounded by the beautiful Black Hills. Rapid City's Rose Garden (Halley Park) is located directly across the street with vie...
from $317 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Rapid City

$376for 27 Jul - 3 Aug
$338 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Rapid City

6%for 27 Jul - 3 Aug
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Vacation rentals in Rapid City

A South Dakota bucket list destination

Rapid City is the ultimate all-American destination with an impressive number of unique sights and attractions for visitors. The capital city is home to the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which draws millions of visitors each year! There are also several wildlife parks, children’s attractions, museums, and a historic downtown district. It’s the perfect destination for couples, families, groups of friends, and nature lovers with a countless number of activities to do and sights to visit.

Finding your perfect Rapid City vacation rental

Rapid City offers a wide range of vacation rentals, with a little something for every type of traveler. Choose from a variety of sizes, styles, and locations, depending on your unique travel preferences. Stay close to the charming downtown district, just a short walk from shops and restaurants. Or, stay in a rental close to the park areas with a private balcony where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding natural landscapes. Oversized vacation rentals are available for families and large groups. Couples and smaller groups can select from an assortment of cozy 1- or 2-bedroom rentals. Rapid City rentals are typically equipped with high-speed internet, modern furnishings, washer/dryer, and fully functioning kitchens. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

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The area and getting around

Arriving in Rapid City

Rapid City is served by the nearby Rapid City Regional Airport. The airport is located just 11 miles outside the city center, or about a 15-minute drive away. Taxis are available for getting from the airport to the city. Rideshare apps, such as Uber or Lyft are another popular option. It is recommended to rent a car during your time in Rapid City. Car rental companies are available at the airport as well as in downtown Rapid City.

Getting around Rapid City

The downtown area of Rapid City is the most walkable part of the city. Reaching any sights or attractions outside the downtown area requires a car. Many of the parks and wildlife reserves require a bit of a drive outside the city limits to be reached.

Travelers and activities

Rapid City for families

Rapid City is an excellent family-friendly destination. Families with children should visit Dinosaur Park, a sprawling green space featuring several life-sized dinosaur sculptures. Entrance is free and there is no charge to walk around the grounds. Also, pay a visit to Reptile Gardens, where children can experience up-close encounters with live reptiles, such as 500-pound tortoises, snakes, and alligators.

Rapid City for the culturally curious traveler

Rapid City is home to many iconic American sights. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, which is an enormous sculpture of the heroic Native American, Crazy Horse. The sculpture is carved into the side of a mountain and has taken many decades to complete because of its sheer size. Also, pay a visit to the Journey Museum and Learning Center which combines several collections of prehistoric and historic artifacts together to tell the story of the Western Great Plains through the lens of the Lakota tribe.

Rapid City is known as “The City of Presidents.”

Top 5 travel tips in Rapid City

1. Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial

This colossal and famous monument is hands-down the crown jewel of attractions in Rapid City. The memorial park spans 1,278-acres across a granite mountain range. The faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are carved into the mountain-side, each measuring around 60-feet in length. The massive work of art is an incredible sight to behold and a must for any traveler in Rapid City.

2. Drive through Badlands National Park

The 240,000-acre Badlands National Park is brimming with other-worldly rock formations and prairie lands. You can drive through the park, where you’re bound to see plenty of wildlife including wild bison, prairie dogs, antelope, and bighorn sheep. Enter the park at the easternmost entrance for the best scenery and landscape viewing.

3. Visit the picturesque Custer State Park

Custer State Park is home to one of the most scenic and picturesque areas of South Dakota. Here you’ll find a variety of landscapes and wildlife including elk, buffalo, coyotes, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, river otters, and more. Drive through the park and stop at the many overlook points to take photos and enjoy the views.

4. Explore the historic downtown

Rapid City is home to a beautiful historic downtown district. Stroll around the quaint streets to discover the 33+ restaurants, cozy cafés, 70+ boutique shops, and numerous art galleries. The downtown area is also home to 43 life-sized bronze presidential statues located throughout the streets of the district.

5. Learn about the original people of South Dakota at Prairie Edge Trading Co.

This beautifully designed center combines an art gallery, a trading post, and a museum all in one. Here you can learn about the Native American tribes who once inhabited this part of South Dakota through a series of artworks, handicrafts, and artifacts. Spend an hour or so browsing the various indigenous items, and purchase a piece to bring back home with you.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Rapid City

How much do the vacation rentals in Rapid City cost on average?

Last year, rentals in Rapid City had an annual average cost of around $254 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Rapid City?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Rapid City are April ($129 the average per night for accommodation), March ($200), and December ($207).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Rapid City?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Rapid City, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of $340 per night), followed by July ($334), and then June ($308).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Rapid City?

In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Rapid City, it is necessary to plan ahead as 76% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Rapid City were July, October and February, with average availabilities of 67%, 29%, and 26%, respectively.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Rapid City?

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