Animated man taking photos, looking at a map, taking selfies, and exploring

Fantastically Familiar

It's a great time of year to get out and experience something new, or see something familiar with a new perspective. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready—you're about to take a staycation.

That's right, you won't need plane tickets for this trip, no long lines or security checks. You don't even have to worry about your itinerary! That's because we've created a comprehensive insider's guide for getting away right here in Okoboji. Who ever said adventure can't be close to home?

Below you'll find all our favorite local attractions. Food and drink, art and music, shopping, unwinding, exploring with the family—it has something for travelers of all sorts. You might be surprised at what you find, and you'll never be so proud to call this place home.

Enjoy your stay.

Your Staycation Itinerary 

Minervas (restaurant)
Why we love it: Our on-site restaurant with a patio overlooking the beautiful Brooks Golf Course.
Why you'll love it: Great for the whole family. Try the Maple Glaze Salmon!

Wine Bar & Art Gallery (evening drinks)
Why we love it: It’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with its calm, quaint atmosphere.
Why you'll love it: Splendid views of Arnolds Park and live music on the front patio in the summers.

Nektar (caffeine fix)
Why we love it: Nektar has a unique food truck setup with a fun hipster vibe. 
Why you'll love it: You must try the lavender honey charcoal lattes and veggie toast on an everything bagel!

Okoboji Lake (looking for adventure)
Why we love it: There's so much to do around the lake! Private boat rentals and tours, the 14+ mile trail system, and dining and drinks. There’s something for everyone!
Why you'll love it: Try dinner on the patio at Snappers and order the Colossal Coconut Shrimp or Island Tacos. Then finish your evening with a sunset cruise. 

Book Your Staycation