The city of Okeechobee is ideal for a relaxing vacation. Situated along the northern rim of Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s central inland sea,, the city's name means 'big water' in the language of the Hitchiti tribe.
Okeechobee is packed with culture, attractions, nature, and welcoming locals. Whether you're looking to unwind and be pampered or get active in nature, there's something for every traveler in this city.
Okeechobee is considered the Specked Perch capital of the world, and so naturally, there is a large fishing community here. Plenty of stores rent fishing equipment throughout the city, as well as offer boat tours. When in the city, make sure to spend some time on the water -- it's incredibly relaxing and a true local pastime.
Elsewhere, Okeechobee’s Main Street includes a range of shops and restaurants, including a local favorite, Gladys’ Restaurant. Flagler Park is just off Main street and is a great place for the family to take in a stroll; there's even a helicopter and tank in the park to honor local veterans, along with a war memorial. Flagler Park also has a butterfly garden with colorful sculptures of butterflies and an impressive selection of colorful plants.
Alternatively, downtown Okeechobee has two flea markets -- The Trading Post Flea Market and The Big O Flea Market -- that are great for getting a bargain and a local souvenir from your trip.
Other options for adventure include Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area which has serene views of the wilderness, and visitors can see alligators, as well as go running or biking on the trails. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is equally beautiful and just a short distance from the downtown area, with over 100 miles of hiking trails and swamp buggy tours.
Stay close to downtown areas to be near to all the attractions and a range of restaurants. Okeechobee has a wide selection of rentals including vacation homes, apartments, condos, cabins, and hotels. Most properties come with full kitchens, living areas, laundry services, and even a hot tub -- ideal for the perfect vacation with family and friends.
The best times of year to visit Okeechobee are from late February to mid-May when the weather is pleasant and rentals are cheaper, or from mid-October to mid-December for the fall foliage and festive season.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Okeechobee. The hottest month in Okeechobee is June, when temperatures peak at 95 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 30 ˚F. The wettest month in Okeechobee is July with 10.07 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.18 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. We have 242 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Okeechobee ranging from inexpensive options to luxury places to stay. If you are wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Okeechobee is just $25 per night. The average price of an accommodation is $195 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your time in Okeechobee, then you can choose from over 64 accommodations that have WiFi internet. 8 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 5 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Okeechobee, you'll want to pick from 79 places to stay that provide parking. We have 16 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 29 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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