Oklahoma City

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History, sports and entertainment, and a true western spirit, make “The Big Friendly” a great family destination.

With gardens, an amusement park, science museums, a zoo, cowboy museum, and western-themed shows and art galleries, there is plenty to do in Oklahoma city that doesn’t take place in its most famous district, Bricktown. While you should still see this former warehouse area turned entertainment district, it’s worth visiting the other attractions too.

The state capital of Oklahoma was established in the 1880s following a land rush on newly released prairie land. The first settlers to arrive were pioneers and homesteaders, known as the Boomers and the Sooners.

These days, most visitors mainly visit the north side of the Oklahoma River, where the main attractions are. The streets are set out in simple grids and getting around by car is easy. You can also jump on the Metro Transit bus or the hop-on, hop-off Downtown Discovery bus.

The Arts District sits to the west of downtown and is where you’ll find the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Myriad Botanical Gardens. The five-day Festival of Arts takes place in this district each spring. Before you leave, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial to commemorate the 1995 bomb attacks on a government building.

Art lovers can move on to the Paseo Arts District, with its colorful stucco buildings and galleries.

At night, head east of downtown to the city’s most lively area: Bricktown. Visit a steakhouse or go dancing. If you are here between April and September, watch an Oklahoma City RedHawks baseball match at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Nearby to Bricktown is the historical district of Deep Deuce, once a center for jazz and African-American culture in the 1940s.

In the northeast is the “Adventure District” with interactive museums and theme parks. Visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or take the kids to the Science Museum or Oklahoma City Zoo. The Zoo Amphitheatre is part of the city’s live music scene and often hosts performances by well-known bands.

Of course, you can’t visit a former cowboy city without seeing cattle. Go to Stockyards City to witness an auction at the huge National Stockyards cattle market.

Where to stay in Oklahoma City

Comfort Inn & Suites Oklahoma City near Bricktown
Comfort Inn & Suites Oklahoma City near Bricktown
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$573 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Central Oklahoma City, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, OU Medical Center and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Red Pin ...
4.3/5Excellent! (906 reviews)
"Nice clean hotel"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Oklahoma City near Bricktown
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,775 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this spa hotel is steps away from Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma State Fair Arena (The Big House) ...
4.4/5Excellent! (210 reviews)
"This hotel is easily in my top two, the other is in Austin TX. The Omni checks all the boxes, to ensure a great stay / experience. Thanks!"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oklahoma City Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oklahoma City Airport
2.5 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$757 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in Central Oklahoma City, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Celebration Station and White Water Bay. Harlow Park and State Fair Park are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (749 reviews)
"Need more parking"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oklahoma City Airport
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OYO Hotel Edmond - University of Central Oklahoma
OYO Hotel Edmond - University of Central Oklahoma
2 out of 5
The price is HK$280 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Situated in Edmond, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab and E.C. Hafer Park. ...
2.2/5 (115 reviews)
"It was all right they will work with u"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

OYO Hotel Edmond - University of Central Oklahoma
Home2 Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Yukon
Home2 Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Yukon
3 out of 5
The price is HK$655 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Situated in Yukon, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City and INTEGRIS Community Hospital ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (469 reviews)
"Excellent service and great rooms"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Yukon
Home2Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City South
Home2Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City South
3 out of 5
The price is HK$721 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in South Oklahoma City, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Crossroads Shopping Center, Yellow Rose Theater and Earlywine Park. First Christian ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (257 reviews)
"The room was very spacious and staff was very friendly"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Home2Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City South
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