Fireside breakfast at The Oakwood Inn

Winter is the perfect time for an Okoboji Couples get away!  Winter is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Rest & Relax Oakwood Inn Winter is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to Read More »

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museum

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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kayak

Okoboji Fall Girlfriend Getaway 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 Read More »

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Okoboji Fishing with John Grosvenor

Angling in the Iowa Great Lakes offers diversity. By Greg Drees People are drawn to water magnetically, spiritually. Anglers are among the most ardent to seek lakes of fortune. They come from near and far to the waters of Okoboji, lured by the legend of the fisheries, which are healthy, diverse and full of mystery. Read More »

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Bike Trail

With miles of new trail and fresh asphalt overlays on existing tails, there has NEVER been a better time to bike in Okoboji! The Iowa Great Lakes has 60 plus miles of dedicated paved trails and bike friendly streets which equals numerous routes and rides for all ages and ability levels. The “spine” of the 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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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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Bridges Bay Resort

The weather may not always be bright and sunny, but no worries! We have the perfect plan for an unexpected rainy day to keep you busy while having fun exploring Okoboji! Museums The personality of Okoboji has been shaped by its significant history. Our local museums can help take you on a trip through time 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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Queen

You have a weekend in Okoboji… What will you do to fill your time? Scroll to have your weekend timeline already planned out for you!   ARRIVE FRIDAY NIGHT You just reached your dream destination of Okoboji to have arrived at one of our beautiful lodges and resorts! After you drop of your bags, get 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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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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Fireworks

Explore these teen friendly activities with you, your friends, and or family for any weekend or weekday in Okoboji! Arnold’s Park Beach Sand Volleyball Right on the beach, Arnold’s Park offers 5 sand volleyball courts that host league games and friendly competition! Grab everyone you can find to fill up the teams and courts!   Read More »

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Music at the park

If you’re looking for a family-friendly summer vacation, this will be your last stop. Not just for this year’s vacation planning, but for every year after. Okoboji offers something for the entire family Monday – Sunday. And we mean it! (Who doesn’t love lake life?) And next year when you’re making the drive, we guarantee 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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Boating

Okoboji is home to a numerous amount of family friendly activities that everyone will enjoy! Make it a goal to visit the following exciting Okoboji activities around the area! Click places you are interested in to visit their website for more information! Mini-Golf!  Pirate’s Cove, Ranch 66,  and Treasure Village – You can find easy entertainment in spending Read More »

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