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Researching Your Perfect Vacation Getaway

For many people, the ideal getaway involves traveling to and staying by the coastline of the eastern seaboard. People who live in landlocked states in particular find enjoyment and adventure in vacationing in locales like gulf coast towns, the quiet beaches in North Carolina, and tropical islands off the coasts.

However, before you arrive, you may want to know exactly what lies in store for your upcoming vacation. You can find out about the accommodations, amenities, recreational opportunities, and more by visiting the company’s website today.

Local Dining

Part of the fun of traveling to a new city or state is checking out the local cuisine. You may want to try fare that is unlike any meal that you can get at home.

The website offers visitors a list of local places you can sample during your visit. The local eateries have food and beverages that are made from ingredients that are native to the area. You could try seafood dishes made from freshly caught fish, lobsters, scallops, and crabs, all of which may be next to impossible to get at home.

Further, you might want to dress up for dinner during your vacation rather than visit a place where jeans and tee shirts are acceptable. The website shows you what eateries are formal or semi-formal so you can enjoy a fancy night out instead of a meal inside your hotel room.

Local Shopping

What would any vacation be without bringing back some souvenirs and mementos by which to remember the trip? When you want to venture into local stores for some shopping, you might wonder where these businesses are located.

The website provides the address of local stores and also gives you a preview of what kind of products you will find in each one. You can head to stores where you can find clothing, keepsakes, and more during your travels.

Local Activities

Finally, you might want to indulge in some of the recreational opportunities found in the resort town where you will be staying. You can check the website to find where you to enjoy some of the best bird watching, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

The site tells you if you need a permit or what the local laws are regarding viewing and approaching wildlife. You can get pictures, videos, and other images to remember the outdoor fun you enjoyed during your vacation.

Things To Do At Beaver’s Bend State Park In Oklahoma

This is the first Spring Break ever and we had a great time.  Our favorite getaway place, Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was as relaxing and peaceful as ever. We have been here a few times in the previous years and I can say this is a great place if you need to be just with yourself or with your family enjoying the serenity of nature away from the busy life in the big city.

Here are few things you can do at Beaver’s Bend State Park:

Hiking

Hiking – There are hiking trails all over the state park.

We enjoy hiking.  Besides being a good exercise, hiking gives you feeling of achievement.  Once you reach the top of the hill, it feels amazing. Climbing down the hill feels more tiresome because you are using different muscles. Overall, it’s an awesome hobby.

Camping

Camping – Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma is also a great place to camp.  There are family-friend and pet-friendly camping grounds in the park.

We drove around and saw campers in their tents and camper vans. Since it is Spring Break, we saw group of young campers in the area.  My family haven’t tried camping yet because of personal reasons. Hopefully we will be able to camp here in the future.

Camping needs a lot of preparation.  You have to have a very well-made and durable camping tent. Camping is fun, too.  Remember, there is no cellphone signal in the woods so you can only use data on your mobile phones.  On the other hand, there are areas in the park where cell signals are very limited.

Soaking your feet in the ice cold water in the river.

Fishing – Yes, you can do fishing in the river at Beaver’s Bend State Park.  Bring your fishing gear and unexpired fishing license or fishing permit and you are good to catch rainbow trouts and other trouts.

We would love to go fishing in the future.  We just have to work on my darling daughter’s patience.  🙂 For now, we just enjoy soaking our feet in the ice cold water in the river.

DO NOT FORGET:  If you hear the siren, get off the water immediately because the water level in the river will rise quickly when they release water from the dam.  🙂