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 warmest months in Okeechobee are July and April, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 32 ˚F. The wettest month in Okeechobee is May with 11.97 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.21 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 234 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Okeechobee, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. If you are trying to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Okeechobee is just $12 a night. In general, a place to stay in Okeechobee will cost you $199 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 60 accommodations in Okeechobee that have WiFi. We have 7 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 4 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Okeechobee, you'll want to pick from 75 places to stay that provide parking. We track 15 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 27 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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