Flying from Sioux Falls to Los Angeles just got a little more convenient and a touch more affordable late last week.

Allegiant Airlines kicked off direct flights from Sioux Falls to LA on Friday, (May 31).

Dakota News Now reports that Allegiant's new direct flights are part of the company's latest nationwide expansion to 66 different cities across the country.

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As of right now, Allegiant flies out of Sioux Falls to 11 different locations including, Austin, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, California, Nashville, Tennessee, Orlando, Florida, Phoenix, Arizona, Punta Gorda, Florida, San Diego, California, Santa Ana, California, and Tampa, Florida.

Travelers can also catch flights on Allegiant out of Rapid City South Dakota as well.

Over the years, Allegiant Airlines has built a reputation for providing cheap non-stop flights to a variety of destinations throughout the United States.

The airline has been in existence since January of 1997. It is currently the fourteenth largest airline company in North America.

Allegiant offers service mostly to smaller non-hub regional airports, and typically only a few times each week.

Source: Dakota News Now/ Allegiant Airlines

Twelve South Dakota Places to Put on Your "Must Visit" List!

Make the most of summer in South Dakota and visit these spots that speak to why SD is great!

A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

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Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.

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