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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 near Bridges Bay. 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

Bracco (restaurant)
Why we love it: Our on-site restaurant offers some of the best views of East Okoboji Lake
Why you'll love it: Great for the whole family. Try the Coconut Chicken Salad!

The Ritz (evening drinks)
Why we love it: Drinks, food, and stunning lake-views. The Ritz has it all.
Why you'll love it: Signature drinks galore! Try the Fishbowl.

Boating (looking for adventure)
Why we love it: Relaxing fun for the whole family. Boat rentals and cruises available.
Why you'll love it: Everyone can enjoy the beautiful Iowa Great Lakes.

Ready to Explore?

Discover adventure close to home.

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