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 EXCUSE, REASON for a girlfriend getaway we can help you get the most out of your time in Okoboji!
NO KIDS, JUST THE GIRLS…of course you are looking to stay somewhere as quiet as possible! Check out the opens in a new windowOakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast which is kid-free and overlooks a beautiful wetland in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes! Amazing breakfast included! opens in a new windowThe Inn, brand new last year, opens in a new windowOkoboji Commons Motel, or opens in a new windowVintage Inn Block and Suites would be other great options. If you need a more budget friendly hotel the newly remodeled opens in a new windowSuper 8 in Spirit Lake is crisp, clean and fantastic. opens in a new windowFor all lodging options CLICK HERE.
We all renew and keep our energy up differently. For some it’s time to lace up the shoes and take a run or walk on the many beautiful opens in a new windowtrails throughout the Iowa Great Lakes. Maybe it’s a group Yoga class at opens in a new windowThe Studio Yoga and Barre or opens in a new windowYoga Okoboji or pampering yourself with a relaxing, professional facial treatment at opens in a new windowOkoboji Skin Care! Let Dallas and her team give you the ultimate Okoboji pampering experience! Possibly all it takes is a good cup of coffee and a power breakfast at opens in a new windowArnold’s Perk. opens in a new windowThe Studio Yoga and Barre also offers stand up paddle board classes, launching from Okoboji Boat Works Beach. Find a class on the Mind, Body App or call for a private class booking.
No trip to Okoboji is complete without a day on the lake and there are many ways to get out there! If you have an adventuresome and experienced boat driver opens in a new windowrent a boat for the afternoon at one of our many fine rental stores. If you would rather leave the driving to a professional many opens in a new windowrental facilities will provide a driver for an added fee. Also, there are many excursion boats departing from opens in a new windowOkoboji Boat Works . There is also the opens in a new windowQueen II, which departs several times a day from Arnolds Park Amusement Park. If you like the lake better from the land there are many opens in a new windowbeaches for a relaxing day of fun in the sun. Before, after, or during your day on the lake you will surely be hungry and most definitely thirsty. Lake Hair Don’t care…dine and grab a drink at Snapper’s, opens in a new windowThe Hutt, opens in a new windowTweeter’s, Bracco, opens in a new windowThe Garden’s or opens in a new windowThe Barefoot Bar.
SIP & SAVOR
After full day the hardest decisions you may have is where to have happy hour and get something to eat! For a before or after dinner drink opens in a new windowOkoboji Commons Tasting Room is a must while in Okoboji. For a unique cocktail or small plate appetizer you can’t go wrong. You will feel like you are in a big city. You can also be transported to yesteryear at Tavern at the Park opens in a new window at the Inn Hotel where you can have a fabulous cocktail or lunch or dinner! Check out lakeside dinning at opens in a new windowThe Okoboji Store, opens in a new windowWaters Edge, or opens in a new windowBracco. If you are in search of a place you can dress up and visit in a quiet environment check out opens in a new windowYesterday’s, opens in a new windowMinerva’s, or opens in a new windowKazarelli’s. opens in a new windowLittle Swan Lake Winery is a great site for a late afternoon tour and tasting followed by dinner and entertainment in their tasting room. Many of the local eateries and bars have entertainment all week long. Check opens in a new windowthe events calendar for options.
Of course the one thing any Girls Getaway must include is shopping and Okoboji has it all! From unique boutiques, Okoboji clothes, house wares, antique shops and everything in between Okoboji shopping can fill a whole day or more! The opens in a new windowShops at Queens Court have an excellent variety and then you can wander up the sidewalk to opens in a new windowThe Central Emporium or right across HWY 71 to opens in a new windowHomeology. While you are in this area grab lunch on the spacious deck at opens in a new windowThe Hutt and then swing by opens in a new windowBungalow 29 on your way up HWY 71 to Spirit Lake where you can shop all along the way. Make sure to stop at opens in a new windowMary’s which offers kitchen gadgets, clothes, jewelry, home décor and so much more. Then be sure to wander the growing and eclectic shops on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake such as opens in a new windowAllure. You will also want to be sure to make time for The Great Lakes Mall where you can clothes shop for all ages at F opens in a new windowashion Formula, opens in a new windowThe Look, or opens in a new windowWild Child. You can also find the perfect accessories at opens in a new windowSpirit Lake Silver and Gold. If your looking to redecorate a room or your whole house you will want to spend time in opens in a new windowInteriors. Finally, no trip to Okoboji is complete without shopping at opens in a new windowThe Three Sons in Milford and just outside Arnold’s Park Amusement park.
If your group has a pull to the Artsy side of life a stop at the opens in a new windowPearson Lakes Art Center would be time well spent. Check the calendar of events as there may be a concert, class or movie to take in while you are here. Speaking of taking in a show, no Girls Trip to Okoboji is complete without a night at the opens in a new windowOkoboji Summer Theater, performing 9 different shows throughout the summer. Finally, if you would prefer to get your hands dirty there is opens in a new windowCreative Spirits in Spirit Lake, where you can enjoy a glass of wine while painting an original masterpiece with the guidance of a professional instructor.
Whether you are celebrating a life event or just escaping the craziness of everyday life, we all need these breaks and the bonding that goes with them. Often a few days away with your friends, mom or sisters leave you so refreshed you come home an even better mother, wife or employee. But if you are still feeling guilty about how much fun you had without your family make reservations to bring them to Okoboji for a opens in a new windowFamily Fun Getaway!
Who say’s Girl’s weekend just needs to be for the Girls….how about an opens in a new windowOkoboji Guys Getaway.