I've been to some nice hotels before, even some all-inclusive resorts in Mexico but this new resort being built in Oklahoma City would put them all to shame. The Chickasaw Nation is working on a new $300 million dollar resort project with hotel rooms for guests and a fantastic looking water park.
This new resort would be positioned around the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City's mayor David Holt posted on Facebook about the new resort boasting about it's size with 400-hotel rooms, the water park being both indoors and outdoors, lots of retail, dining opportunities, and conferences rooms available for rentals.
The New Oklahoma City Resort Will Be Named the OKANA Resort
The OKANA resort is sure to bring families from all over the area to check out this beautiful facility. Mayor Holt continued to brag online that this resort will be world-class. His hope is that this resort helps more families also visit the First Americans Museum that explains the history and culture of Native and Indigenous people. Mayor Holt continued to say that "this development will help it realize it's full potential as a national and international destination."
Most People Are Very Excited to Hear About the OKANA Resort Being Built
The reaction online has been very positive so far, most people just wanting to know when it will be done so they can book a stay. There are also tons of positive comments regarding the water park being indoor and outdoor so it can be used year round.
LOOK: See America's 50 Best Beach Towns
Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker
consulted data from WalletHub
, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here
. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.
See Inside Jimmy Buffett's Staggering $6.9 Million Palm Beach Mansion
sure knows how to live the good life. His former 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 4,039-square-foot mansion in the exclusive Eden Properties neighborhood in Palm Beach is exactly the kind of laid-back home you'd expect the superstar to relax in when he's off the road.
The interior centers around a combined dining and living room with eye-popping vaulted ceilings topped off by skylights, while a massive wall of mahogany-framed sliding glass doors looks out over the pool area outside. The kitchen is decorated in gleaming white, and each of the bedrooms has its own attached bathroom, while the massive master suite also has sliding glass doors that open to both the pool and a bathroom that looks like it belongs in a high-end resort.
The exterior of the house is just as striking, centered around a sparkling pool of deep cobalt blue. The pool area features plenty of lounging, and a loggia just outside the living room offers open-air dining. There are lush gardens, brick paths that walk through elaborate pergolas and a fountain. The property also features a two-car garage with a guest suite overhead, and it offers deeded access to the beach nearby.
See Inside Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's Malibu Beach House:
and Trisha Yearwood
's former beachside house in Malibu offered a gorgeous vacation paradise for the country music power couple to relax.
Brooks and Yearwood bought their 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 4,200-square-foot house in Malibu for slightly less than $5 million in June of 2008. The house itself is fairly modest, but very well-appointed, featuring an open floor plan.
The living room boasts a corner fireplace and multiple sets of French doors that open to the backyard. The kitchen includes marble countertops, while skylights offer plenty of natural California sunlight. The den features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves on either side of a fireplace of white brick.
The backyard is spectacular, featuring a loggia, an outdoor fireplace, a half-court basketball court and elaborate landscaping. The house provides direct access to the world-famous Malibu beach via a set of steps.
The couple sold the house in Malibu in late 2016 for $7 million.