When you read that title you might have thought, “What the heck is there to do in Oklahoma City?” Well my friends, I’m about to tell you. This Weekend Travel Guide to Oklahoma City might just blow your brains.
Huge thanks to Visit OKC for sponsoring my trips to your beautiful city and for helping me organize the amazing giveaway at the bottom of this post! This post contains affiliate links.
Where to Stay in OKC
21c Hotel may be my favorite hotel ever! Not only is an ultra-modern hotel, they also have a museum on the first floor that is open to the public. I’ll get more into their restaurant, Mary Eddy’s, later on in this post. But for now, can we talk about these windows in the rooms?
The Colcord Hotel is super swanky and nestled in the heart of Bricktown! I love it because they deliver coffee, tea, and cookies to your room every day. Plus, their shuttle (which is a Benz if you play your cards right) will take you anywhere within the area! I MAY have spent $20 on Uber during my trip because of this. #winning
Where to Eat in OKC
Mary Eddy’s is located inside of 21c Hotel in OKC. Hands down my favorite things on their menu is an appetizer. The Loaded Hashbrowns are out of this world, and not what you think!
My inner hipster was very happy with this choice. Kitchen 324 has everything your millennial heart desires, from avocado toast to lox bagels topped with salmon roe. Plus, their bakery counter is legit – I highly recommend the cinnamon bun!
If you’re looking for a super casual (possibly hungover) breakfast, Waffle Champion is your spot! Their french toast waffle is off the chain. If you’re looking for something more savory, try their Waffles and Gravy! Just make sure you get there early because the lines can get a little ridiculous.
If you’re looking for some dank af Mexican food while you’re in OKC, Barrios is your place! Plus it’s super trendy and cute. I’m here for their queso, fajitas, and all of their drinks. The Cheech & Chong (super strong, smokey drink) was fun to see, while the Cactus Fruit Slushie was sweet and playful.
Speaking of experiences, if you’re in a party mood you should definitely check out La Brasa. It’s a lounge / Peruvian restaurant / crazy cool place to visit. For starters, when you walk in it almost gives the feel of a super elegant, artsy whore house. Don’t worry, thta’s just the decor. Although, it does turn into somewhat of a nightclub as the sun goes down. Let’s just say what happens at La Brasa stays at La Brasa. Oh, and as far as food I’d tell you and your friends to just split a chicken. Its massive.
The Jones Assembly
The Jones Assembly kind of reminds me of The Rustic in Dallas, except it’s not as country. It’s a huge restaurant with two floors and a patio. There’s a stage inside and one outside for music performances and random movies being played. When we visited, they were celebrating their birthday with Frose all day. I’d say order yourself a Jones Squeeze (alcoholic Capri Sun), some Octopus, and literally any pizza!
Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
Everyone knows pepperoni pizza is my favorite food. Don’t get me wrong, I love fancy food, but nothing makes me feel as happy as a good slice of pepperoni! Hal’s has some pretty tasty pizza, plus their decor is fun and lively! I’m also gonna need y’all to order Quinn’s Burrata – it is EVERYTHING.
If you’re looking for a fancy dinner with some incredible seafood, check out The Drake. Y’all already know I came here for the oysters, but the seafood paella is a must-have too. Don’t get me started on how good their clam chowder is – you NEED to get this if you’re a chowda girl. The scallops and Salty Baked Branzino also came highly recommended.
Yet another adorable stop in OKC. Honestly, by the time I made it here, I was feeling a bit lethargic. Therefore I can only really recommend their salads and queso (because that’s all I ate.) Next time i’m in town, i’m definitely going back for some steak and some of their Mixed Seafood Tamales (because, duh.)
Where to Relax in OKC
I don’t think I’ve ever been as relaxed as I was while visiting udånder. First of all, they only use non-toxic products (Hello, Indie Lee and Tata Harper!)From the steam room to the sauna, the foot soak to the hot tea. It was all that I needed for my girl’s trip! I’ve been considering going back soon because I don’t think we have anything like it in Dallas.
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Fun fact- the OKC Ferris Wheel was purchased on Ebay. It used to be on the Santa Monica peer! If you want to do something chill at night, head out to the Wheeler District and go for a ride with your boo or some friends. Don’t forget to snap some pics with the OKC sign while you’re there!
Museum of Art
I love visiting museums when I head to different cities, and OKC is no different. The MOA OKC is super colorful and full of history. I was surprised by the 4 different exhibitions they had when I was there! From Victorian clothing made of paper to the one and only Dale Chihuly, they honestly bring in the best!
Water Taxi Ride in Bricktown
I mean, what’s more relaxing than a boat ride through a city? A boat ride through a city after grabbing a beer and some grub at Charleston’s! I’m not gonna stop you from getting a cold one after your ride either.
OKC National Memorial & Museum
Honestly, going to this was the first time I’d heard of the OKC bombings. I think that hearing and experiencing everything for the first time made my trip to the museum even more emotional than I expected. I highly encourage you to go.
Where to Play in OKC
Whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding – you name it, Riversport Adventures has it! They even have ropes courses and Cloud Bounce. If you’re a thrill seeker, this is the place to go!
Y’all know I’m afraid of heights, so mastering the rock climbing silos was quite the adventure for me. But honestly, I loved it and facing my fears was easier than I thought! Head here if you want to get high. (bahaha)
Oklahoma City Zoo
Going to the zoo may not be what comes to mind when you go on vacation, but honestly that’s a mistake. I mean, you can have one on one encounters with elephants at this place! FREAKING ELEPHANTS. I was late af to my encounter so i missed it (and literally almost cried) but you better believe I’m going back the next time I’m in town. Don’t worry though, my trip was TOTALLY made because I got to see my favorite animal – A RED PANDA!
Flat Tide SUP at Lake Overholser
Sure, you can paddleboard all over OKC, but Flat Tide SUP will add a workout to your..uhh, workout. If yoga is your thing, they have that. If you really want to break a sweat, try their fitness classes. Personally, I feel accomplished just standing up on those wobbly boards.
Getting to OKC
Getting to OKC is super easy from DFW! It’s only about a 3 hour drive and a much shorter plane ride to the vibrant city. Here are some cool ways to go if you visit!
- Take a car (so you can make all the pit stops along the way).
- Rent an RV in Oklahoma (so you don’t have to make any pit stops).
- Fly (so you can have all the time to explore).
- Take a bus (so you can relax while you ride).
Did I convince you to take a trip to OKC? Let me know where you want to visit in the comments below. Actually, scratch that. I may be able to give you a free trip just for reading this post (and helping out some of my friends in OKC.) Here we go! I’m gonna do it. Here’s how you can win a trip to OKC!
What You Win
A 2-night stay at 21c Hotel OKC
2 Steam + Sauna visits plus foot soaks at udånder
2 Riversport passes to Riversport Adventures
2 passes to the OKC National Memorial & Museum
2 passes to the OKC Museum of Art
2 day passes to Ferris Wheelers
A $50 gift card to Mary Eddy’s Restaurant
A $50 gift card to the Cafe at OKC Museum of Art
A $50 Visa Gift Card to use how you want on your trip
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