The itinerary will give you an impression of Oklahoma City and leave you wanting more. If you are wondering what to explore in Oklahoma City, then you have come to the right place. I recently visited Oklahoma City and we’re covering the best things to see, stay, do, eat, and drink in this lively city.
Oklahoma City is a beautiful city full of exotic and Instagram-able restaurants, fascinating museums. With my experience of exploring OKC, I truly fell in love with the city and am already looking forward to returning. Here is everything I suggest you do while visiting Oklahoma City.
Start the day with a tour of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. The museum is one of the most tragic moments in the city’s history. But it focuses on the caring society and what has become known as the Oklahoma City Standard.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a few blocks southwest of the Memorial. The stunning Chihuly Tower in the entrance will prepare you for the great selection of Chihuly glass, a member of a worthy permanent collection. The museum also holds a gift shop, a cinema, and the Museum Café, a refreshing place for lunch.
Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is towards the South on Hudson to Sheridan. If you are a nature lover, wander through the variety of gardens and enjoy water features, art, and landscaping; then tour the centerpiece of this city-block green space, the Crystal Bridge.
The Historic Stockyards City is an area serving both real and urban cowboys. Take a stroll down the street for dinner at the famous Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. If you’re here on Saturday night, enjoy great live entertainment at the Rodeo Opry.
End your evening with a trip back to the National Memorial. The scene at night is serene and moving with the dark reflecting pool and the Field of Empty Chairs. A night at the historic Skirvin Hotel will give you a taste of old Oklahoma City.
Visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Plan a trip here for an hour or two to see everything from art to rodeo practices.
Bricktown is an ideal choice for lunch, shopping, and strolling. Take a ride and enjoy the Water Taxi on the Bricktown Canal and get an up-close-and-personal look at the Land Run Monument.
Where to Stay
While I stayed at OYO Hotel named Townhouse Oklahoma City-Penn Square and I highly recommend you do the same! It is a beautiful boutique hotel with a spacious reception and waiting lobby. In addition to being a hotel, it also has a conference room, a swimming pool.
There are plenty of other great food and drink options within a short walking distance of the hotel also. Travelers consider this hotel as an exquisite and ideal option to stay in due to its perfect location.
Another wonderful perk of staying here is that they offer complementary services such as Wheelchair Accessible, Reception, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping, First Aid, Gym, Microwave, Parking Facility, CCTV Cameras, Fire-Extinguisher, Conference Room, Electric Kettle, Attached Bathroom, Free Wi-Fi, Step Free Access, Refrigerator, Vending Machine, 24/7 Check in, Card Payment, Swimming Pool, Coffee/Tea Maker, Complimentary Breakfast. With these facilities available at all times, the guests staying at this hotel are bound to have a memorable experience.
This OYO hotel in Oklahoma City covers some major attractions of the city within a short walking distance. The most famous Oklahoma City Zoo is just 7.4 miles away from this hotel, The Myriad convention and civic center are at a short distance of around 7 miles from this hotel.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located just 4.5 miles away. Nature-lovers should adore the most ravishing views of Lake Shepherd located just 2.7 miles from the hotel. Likewise, Belle Isle Lake is at a distance of around 2 miles from the hotel’s location. Sports and fun lovers can enjoy live Basketball matches, events, and concerts at Chesapeake Energy Arena situated just 4.5 miles of distance from the hotel premises.
All about the food in Oklahoma
The food scene in Oklahoma City is on the brink of explosion. But it’s a pretty delicious platter of everything there is to eat in the city. So raise the toast to America’s most underrated and distinctive food city.
This charming lunch spot is visually appealing as it is tasty. In the space adjoining Black Walnut and Grey Sweater—La Baguette Deep Deuce is a bistro-style cafe serving breakfast and brunch in the morning and lunch. The restaurant has a Mediterranean influence, so expect sides like couscous. La Baguette also has a bakery section filled with decadent cakes and pies to satisfy a sweet craving, as well as wine and local beers on tap.
Located in the downtown district, surrounded by many of the city’s top hotels, Kitchen 324 is a classic establishment that appeals to the business crowd. Kitchen 324 offers an extensive breakfast menu every day of the week, featuring such entrees as fried green tomato Benedict and Green Eggs & Ham. Its lunch and dinner options are equally as enticing with items like fried chicken pot pie and coffee-crusted beef tenderloin gracing the menu.
Paseo Grill serves as a posh spot to entertain your significant other This place is best for a fancy dinner with your loved ones or business partner.
Located in the historic Stockyards, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse is known to serve the top-sirloin steak after a long workday. This restaurant has hosted everyone from George W. Bush to Reba McEntire. The prices are reasonable for the portion sizes, and you have a good selection of steak cuts from which to choose, in addition to sandwiches at lunch and omelets, hotcakes, and French toast for breakfast. Try the strawberry shortcake and coconut cream pie if you have a sweet tooth.
OKC offers a variety of ways to play outside. From manicured gardens to wildflowers or urban trails to water sports, OKC has plenty of ways to play outdoors. Oklahoma City has a network of 10 interconnected trails that lead to nearly every part of the city, a total of 80 miles of non-motorized trails.
Bryan has visited exactly one more country than his wife, and she won’t let him forget it! Also an avid photographer, he enjoys entrenching himself within the local culture in order to learn more about the people of a place. He is the co-founder of Budget Your Trip and loves a good adventure, an exotic meal, or a passionate conversation about global events.