Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Eating out on Oklahoma City breaks means plenty of options, from the succulent beef served up in traditional steakhouses, to noodle soup in the Asian District. The entertainment's just as varied too - choose from top DJs and live music in the hip bars and clubs of Bricktown, or country and western at the Rodeo Opry in Stockyards City.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Celebrating the spirit of the Old West, this must-see museum delves deep into the very soul of Oklahoma City. There's stacks of memorabilia; a rodeo arena where you can watch live roping; a re-created cattle town; some classic examples of Western art; and more guns, hats, boots and saddles than you can count.
A Sense of History
You can discover Oklahoma's past, including the 1889 Great Land Run when settlers literally ran to grab land, as well as the story of its African American community and Native American tribes, at the Oklahoma History Center. A visit to the National Memorial and Museum at the site of the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people is a reminder of a more recent past.
If you're lucky enough to be on an Oklahoma City break in June, you can savour the spectacle of Red Earth - a three-day celebration of Native American culture and traditions. Over 1200 dancers and artists from more than 100 tribes light up the city with parades and ceremonial dance competitions, plus there's a market with art, crafts and food. If June is not your travel dates, no worries, as many powwows take place every year May through November, with the famed Standing Bear Powwow taking place every September.
You can wear the kids out on the rides and coasters of Western-themed Frontier City theme park, or on the slides and flumes at White Water Bay waterpark. Or take them to see the 1800 animals resident at the City Zoo.