This Road Trip Will Give You The Best Iowa Beach Day You've Ever Had
Now that it’s summer time in Iowa, it’s time to hit the road and enjoy some of the state’s beach traditions! From sandbars to Nutty Bars, Iowans know how to enjoy a hot summer day. If you’re looking for an idea to create the best Iowa beach day ever, look no farther than this single-day road trip we’ve created for the beach bug in all of us!
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Start off your best ever Iowa beach day with breakfast at an Okoboji icon: the O'Farrell Sisters Diner.
With 9 kinds of eggs benedict, enormous pancake and cinnamon roll french toast, you'll be sure to start your day in the best possible way.
After breakfast, head down to Terrace Park Beach to lay out on the sand and wade in the warm waters of Lake Okoboji!
All that splashing and swimming will make you hungry, so head up towards Spirit Lake for a filling lunch at the Spillway Drive Inn.
This seasonal spot serves up tasty burgers, hot dogs, tacos and more with outdoor seating and an old-fashioned vibe.
After lunch, walk off those calories with a stroll along Spirit Lakes public beach. If you're looking for swimming and wading, you'll find it here.
For dinner, head down south again for a meal at the legendary McKeens Pub and Grill.
Their grill turns out some of the best steaks, burgers and BBQ in the state.
After your delicious dinner, you've got to follow it up with a Okoboji tradition since the 1940s - a Nutty Bar from the Nutty Bar Stand!
This tasty ice cream treat is exactly what you need to wrap up the best Iowa beach day ever.
If your ideal beach road trip involves a lot more ice cream than just one Nutty Bar, then you might want to set aside a day to tackle our
Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In Iowa That’s All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More – because there’s no such thing as too many sundaes!
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