Patio

When summer finally comes we all want to be outside as much as possible! Here are 15, YES 15, great patios for outside dining or drinks! 1. The Beach Club Lounge at the Inn The Beach Club transports lake-goers to the northern Caribbean in its heyday. The Cuban-American menu caters to Havana hankerings for Cubanos Read More »

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Game

#1.  Arnolds Park Amusement Park  No vacation to Okoboji is complete without a day at Arnolds Park Amusement Park !  From the roller coaster to the log ride, you are bound to see smiles, hear laughter, and let out a couple screams! With many kid friendly rides, it is also a great place for all Read More »

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Golf

Sometimes getting away as a family or a couple is impossible because of the “who will take the children dilemma”, or maybe you just need to relax with your people and invest in friendship, or celebrate a life event, or maybe you are retired and are looking for a guys or girls getaway! Whatever your Read More »

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Live Music

Okoboji LIVE! The live music scene in Okoboji has never been better! Okoboji offers a vast array of live music venues with an atmosphere and musical style to fit everyone!  Throughout the summer you can find live music 7 days a week!  For the most up-to date schedule check the EVENTS CALENDAR often.  Grab your Read More »

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4 girls posing for photo

Sometimes getting away as a family or a couple is impossible because of the “who will take the children dilemma”, or maybe you just need to relax with your people and invest in friendship, or celebrate a life event, or maybe you are retired and are looking for a guys or girls getaway! Whatever your Read More »

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Beach

Grab your towel and sunglasses and come explore Okoboji Beaches!   Arnolds Park City Beach   Arnolds Park City Beach is right in the middle of all the excitement. Just next to the bridge on Highway 71, you can walk or drive to the available parking lot after enjoying breakfast at the Dry Dock, lunch at Read More »

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okoboji Store

What is more enjoyable and relaxing than enjoying an amazing dinner lakeside?  Yep, not much!  So here is a list of 10 Okoboji lakeside patio dining hotspots! 1. The Okoboji Store  With three levels of outside seating, a comfy couch mezzanine level and playground for kids The Okoboji Store is your ultimate lakeside dining destination. Read More »

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Arnolds Park

Summer in Okoboji!  What could be better? Businesses in the Iowa Great Lakes area preparing for the upcoming summer season with safety and hospitality in mind. Okoboji businesses are following recommended safety protocols from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health while creating a welcoming atmosphere for their guests. We ask for your PATIENCE Read More »

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Bike Ride

Being outside and active is a great way to stay mentally and physically healthy during this unprecedented time! Here are ten suggestions of how to do that in Okoboji this summer! 1. Bike, Walk or Run Paved Trails With over 40 miles of miles of dedicated paved trails and an additional 50+ miles of signed Read More »

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food

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Take Out dining guide for all things tasty and comforting! Arnolds Perk Coffeehouse  Arnolds Perk is SO EXCITED to announce our opening day is tomorrow Friday May 22nd! We are taking extra precautions and implementing new procedures to keep our employees and customers safe! Please be patient with us! Hours Read More »

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Sunset

Suset Whether you are empty nesting, a couple looking to get away for a long weekend, or a group of friends there is so much to do sans kids in Okoboji you may want to book a whole week! Okoboji Commons Hotel STAY As far as accommodations there are many fabulous choices.  Check out the Read More »

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Okoboji Classic Cars

Whether you are a long time empty nester or experiencing it for the first time we can help you plan a fabulous Okoboji fall getaway to celebrate (or mourn) the empty nest!  Fall is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as Read More »

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Dock Jump

Budget Friendly Okoboji Vacation We often get asked about free, discounted, or budget friendly itineraries for an Okoboji family vacation.  This post will give you a whole week’s worth of ideas that will NOT break the bank and allow you to come back to Okoboji soon. Sunday:  Arrive and get checked into your home away Read More »

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