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Discover the Natural Beauty of Southeastern Oklahoma

If Oklahoma brings to mind vast plains and grasslands, you might be surprised to learn about the existence of forests and mountains in southeast Oklahoma. A vacation to the region gives you an opportunity to get away from it all and get back to nature. Autumn visits are sure to please with fall foliage displays that rival those seen further east. Revive and unwind while hiking, paddling or fishing, then return to peaceful lodgings at Beavers Bend Resort Park cabins.

Hiking Trails

You will find a plethora of hiking trails in Beavers Bend State Park. While a majority of the trails are rated easy to moderate, the 8.6-mile Skyline Loop offers a challenge for more experienced hikers. Grab a trail map with ratings and reviews to find the perfect hiking paths for your trip, whether you are looking for a short, casual stroll or a heart-pumping full-day trek.

Kayaking or Canoeing

The clear, cool waters of the Mountain Fork River make it a perfect place for your kayak or canoe outing. Paddle your way through tall stands of trees and along rocky hillsides. Stop for a picnic and a snooze on the shores. You can find anything from 4-mile trips to multi-day expeditions for whatever floats your boat!


The 14,000-acre Broken Bow Lake is surrounded by the forested Kiamichi Mountains. The entire site is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, so you will be rewarded with unbroken views of natural beauty while out on a fishing boat excursion in the middle of the lake. Hire a guide to find the best locations to toss your line on this large body of water.

Eastern Oklahoma offers a beautiful setting for a quick getaway or a longer vacation. You will find plenty of outdoor activities to rejuvenate or relax. Set your sights on something new and plan your next holiday getaway to Broken Bow, OK.

Great Places to go in Galveston Island

Plan your next vacation to Galveston – the largest and wealthiest town in the state in the 19th century – and one where the history and culture still thrive. Galveston is a comfortable and active tourist destination year round and offers a wide variety of things to do and see.

Getting There

The closest airport to Galveston is 30 minutes away in Hobby, and their shuttle from Hobby airport to Galveston, can efficiently get you there and back. Within the city public transit buses is available.There are many great hotels and lodgings convenient to Galveston attractions.

Relax and Play

Stewart Beach is a 10-mile stretch of turquoise lines by clean sand where you can enjoy some fun in the sun. Keep a bit of ocean atmosphere by visiting Moody Gardens, featuring three glass pyramids. The largest of the three houses an aquarium. The Galveston Waterfront offers dining and entertainment with a view of dolphins and passing ships.

History and Culture

A visit to the East End Historical District offers over 50 blocks in which to visit historical buildings with the charm of old stained glass, wrought iron and ornate carvings. The Texas Seaport Museum offers a view of the Elissa, a historic tall ship that still puts out to sea on a regular basis. Or stop by Seawolf Park and see a WWII Era US Navy submarine.

Taste the Local Fare

La King’s Confectionery is a free stop where you can watch a master candy maker at work and get a taste of genuine southern pecan pralines or salt-water taffy. Then, visit a local restaurant and enjoy a taste of classic seafood dishes. If steak is more to your liking, don’t miss Number 13, where the view and the steak compete for top billing.

With so many things to do, you can enjoy a day or a week and not run out of things to do. Experience the local history and flavors for a memorable vacation you will want to repeat.

Plan Your Long Weekends in 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: Here is a list of long weekends this 2019, based on Proclamation No. 555, s. 2018 declaring the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for 2019.

Note: The infographic is not an exhaustive list of all the 2019 holidays declared by Malacañang. This list covers only holidays that fall on a Monday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday (with one vacation leave in between), making the long weekend possible.

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