Iowa’s #1 vacation destination is the beautiful area around Okoboji. The main reason people visit the Okoboji area is the chain of lakes that cover 15,000 acres from the Minnesota border to areas southward. The most popular lakes include Spirit Lake, West and East Okoboji, Upper and Lower Gar, and Minnewashta. Lake Okoboji is a favorite with a depth of 134 feet and beautiful beaches.
More Than Lakes
The lakes of Okoboji are the main attraction, but there is more to do there than swimming and boating. There are several museums in the area like the Abbie Gardner Cabin and Museum, the Arnolds Park Amusement Park, and Okoboji Classic Cars.
Links Around The Lakes
If golfing is your thing, Okoboji has several outstanding courses. You and your group can relax on the beautiful courses like Spencer Golf & Country Club, Emerald Hills Golf Club, and Okoboji View Golf Club. If mini-golf or disc golf is more your thing, check out Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course, Treasure Village Family Theatre & Mini-Golf, and Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.
A Little Retail Therapy With Your Group
No matter if you are looking for stylish clothes, quaint antiques, whimiscal gifts, or stunning home decor, the shops at Okoboji have you covered! With over 40 places to go shopping, you’ll find just what you’re looking for, or maybe even find something you didn’t even know you needed! Some favorites of ours includes Antiques, Etc., Dellapina, and The Three Sons.
All This Fun Is Making Me Hungry
What’s a relaxing day of shopping, golf, and the beach without some delicious food? No matter your taste, budget, or group size, Okoboji has a great selection of food. Bars, coffee shops, fast food, and casual and fine dining are all available. Your group can start off with breakfast at Betsy’s Diner or the O’Farrell Sisters. If you are looking for a quick and delicious lunch, you can’t go wrong with Bob’s in the Park, Minerva’s Restaurant & Bar, and Crazy Bob’s Foods at The Inn. For a nice evening dinner, you can relax on the waterfront at Dry Dock Lounge, experience fine dining at Kazarelli’s, or go casual at Gingham Inn.
Stay in Luxury
You just took a luxurious charter bus ride to Okoboji, so why not stay somewhere comfortable and get treated like a VIP? A few popular places include the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Bridges Bay Resort, and Triggs Bay Resort. There are also national chains like Super 8 and Ramada, along with plenty of camping areas like Pelzer Acres and Cenla Campground. No matter your budget or preference, there is a wide assortment of places to stay in and around Okoboji.
Book Your Group Tour and Charter Bus for Okoboji
Now’s the time to schedule your trip to Okoboji, Iowa. You don’t want to miss events like the Hot Diggity Dog Party, the Couples Best Shot Tournament at Emerald Hills Golf Club, or one of the many crusises and excursions that take place all over the lakes.