7 Places In Iowa That Are Like A Caribbean Paradise In The Summer

Ah, the dog days of summer. There are a lot of great things to do in right here in Iowa – but sometimes you wish you were on an island beach far away, sipping a cocktail. Well, maybe you don’t have to leave the midwest for that. There are a surprising number of places in the state that feel like an island getaway in Iowa – ranging from large beaches to thrilling waterparks to restaurants bursting with island flavor. So get your Hawaiian shirt on, set your watch to island time, and make this a summer to remember without ever leaving the state.

Have you been to any of these in-state Caribbean getaways? Do you have a favorite place for an island getaway in Iowa? Let us know in the comments section. If you’re interested in dinner at Flying Mango, make sure to visit their website for more information on their menu. And if you’re looking for some good places to eat this summer, don’t miss these seasonal restaurants while they’re open.

Address: Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark, 630 Linden Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331, USA
Address: Flying Mango, 4345 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA
Address: Orleans Beach, Orleans, IA 51360, USA
Address: Manchester Whitewater Park, 300 W Main St, Manchester, IA 52057, USA
Address: Lake Icaria, Iowa 50841, USA
Address: Big Creek State Park, 8794 NW 125th Ave, Polk City, IA 50226, USA
Address: West Lake Park, 14910 110th Ave, Davenport, IA 52804, USA