Escape to Afton, Oklahoma for an unforgettable adventure. Surrounded by Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, this prime destination is ideal for family vacationers and couples embarking on the ultimate romantic getaway. Enjoy an array of outdoor activities, such as boating, fishing, swimming and horseback riding. In addition, two championship golf courses are within close proximity. You can also try your luck at a casino, take a ride on a paddlewheel riverboat, and explore museums and a botanical garden.
Considered best bass fishing in Oklahoma, this is the place to show off your angler skills. Boaters can count on fully-equipped marinas while golfers can expect a great game at the Shangri-La Golf Club 27-hole championship course.
Step back in time at the historic Har-Ber Village, a collection of reconstructed 19-century buildings, or experience various styles of gardening at the Lendonwood Gardens. And for a perfect romantic evening, watch a sunset from a southern-style paddlewheel riverboat.
Grand Lake Travel Tips
Packing tip - Planning on a variety of activities? Pack appropriate footwear for each one. And don't forget extra socks.
Best Attraction - Cabin Creek Vineyard and Winery. Learn about wine-making and enjoy a wine tasting on a shady porch.
Best time to visit - Summer is the premier time to visit this area but all seasons bring unique charm and activities.
Clanton's Café Fans of chicken fried steak will be serious fans of Clanton's, whose signature dish was featured in Gourmet Magazine. Other tempting entrees are fried chicken and big burgers. Side dishes include homemade French fries, creamy mashed potatoes and calf fries.
Nowhere on Route 66 This special eatery on renowned Route 66 is known for its daily specials. These tasty dishes include barbecue sandwiches, chicken quarters, rib rack pork chops, Guinness stew and smoked Rubens. All meals come with one or two sides. Live music is on tap every day.
The Hickory House Great barbecue is not far away at The Hickory House. Savor slow smoked and extremely tender ribs, pork, beef, and chicken. Seafood, including salmon and grilled shrimp is also available along with such stellar sides as onion rings, coleslaw, steak fries and baked potato.
The Lazy Parrot Steakhouse and Grill Succulent steak is the main event at The Lazy Parrot. However, you can also order everything from shrimp to spaghetti and meatballs. The vegetables are fresh and the potato skin appetizer is huge. Choose to sit outdoors for a fantastic view of Grand Lake.
The Shebang Marvelous menu items abound at The Shebang, which is open every evening at 5:00 p.m. for dinner. Choose from steak, seafood, chicken, pasta, baby back ribs, pizza and nightly chef specials. The restaurant's bar serves a collection of premium liquors and fine wines.
Fuzzy to Fabulous Derived from stunning Suri alpaca fiber, the products sold at Fuzzy to Fabulous run the gamut from clothing to yarns. In addition, there's an array of hand-crafted South American alpaca items. You'll also enjoy browsing the unique jewelry lovingly created by Oklahoma artists.
Littlefield Sporting Goods Take care of all your sporting goods needs at this full-service store that carries a wide range of products. You'll find everything from rifles and archery products to fishing rods and live bait. Brand names include Smithwick, Bandit, Cotton Cordel, Zoom and Lake Fork.
Red Door Galleria Unusual antiques, collectibles and bric-a-brac are what you'll encounter at Red Door Galleria. Spend an hour or an entire afternoon browsing and you're sure to uncover the perfect gift for someone back home or the ideal household item you never thought you'd find.
The Grapevine and More Discover upscale home furnishings, exquisite floral designs by a renowned local artist, and designer western clothing and shoes for women at The Grapevine and More. As for the “more”, you'll find a stellar collection of candles, lotions, and home accessories.
The Vintage Rooster As its name implies, The Vintage Rooster is the place to go in the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees area for antiques and collectibles. This multi-dealer mall features a multitude of first-rate items that even the most discerning buyer will be hard-pressed to pass up.