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 September, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 32 ˚F. The wettest month in Okeechobee is July with 10.49 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.96 inches of rain.
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If you want an internet connection during your time in Okeechobee, then you can choose from over 64 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. 8 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 5 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Okeechobee by car, be sure to choose from 79 accommodations that provide parking. 16 places to stay have a a pool or jacuzzi
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