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Places to Visit
University of Oklahoma
Just a short drive from downtown OKC (20 minutes) is Norman, OK, home of the University of Oklahoma. By now, you should know that no trip is complete without Meagan and me stopping by the local college campus!
We really enjoyed the OU campus, which is absolutely MASSIVE! We’d recommend a stroll through fraternity/sorority row and the Parrington Oval, the focal point of the campus.
It goes without saying that you should also walk past the football stadium. You will find quite a few statues of famous players there (still waiting on the Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray ones which are sure to pop up soon!).
While visiting Oklahoma City, make sure to stop by the impressive and moving National Memorial and Museum. The events, the memorials, and the heroes of that fateful day in April 1995 are well preserved at the museum.
The cost is $15 per person, which we found well worth the money. The outdoor memorial, located on the site of the former Murrah Federal Building, is incredibly well done and worth a visit. Make sure to check out the memorial fence, where gifts are left behind to honor the victims and survivors of the bombing.
We stumbled upon Will Rogers Park in Northwest OKC as we were looking to kill some time before Meagan got a massage. The expansive park is a beautiful respite from downtown OKC and has great, windy walking trails. This park turned out to be such a pleasant surprise and is a great place to unwind and relax.
For those big on the ‘gram there are countless instagrammable scenes at Will Rogers park.
On the fringes of OKC just across the river, there is a Ferris Wheel (hence the name!) This fresh and up and coming part of OKC hosts concerts, fitness classes, and has many, many, many hammocks to just chill. Additionally, the park and district borders a running and biking trail for those looking to get their exercise in!
Plus, there is this great OKC sign there to do posts like this:
Places to Eat
Just a few blocks from our AirBnb was the Plaza District- a super trendy and very hipster section of town. We read multiple rave reviews about The Mule and it did not disappoint (Just look at this amazing grub)!
They serve up speciality cocktails including their house – you guessed it- MULE alongside gourmet grilled cheese. If you ever have the chance, check this place out! YUM!
Fuzzy’s Tacos has a few locations in OKC and trust us, they do not disappoint! We ate at the location on OU campus and sampled the enchiladas, tacos, and a chilled goblet of beer (which was absolutely perfect on a hot day). Make sure to carve out some time for swinging by Fuzzy’s on your trip to OKC.
Where to Stay
We really had NO idea where to stay when we booked this trip. Our Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25482625) was near the Plaza District and was a quick drive to most areas of the city.
We suggest renting a car – the city is pretty spread out and a car makes it much easier to get around. Bricktown also has an abundance of hotels and was a very popular and happening area down by the Oklahoma River.
Go off the beaten path on your next weekend getaway and check out OKC! You’ll love the people, the food, and the laid back lifestyle.
If you’re traveling, why wouldn’t you travel with Airbnb? We absolutely love it and haven’t stayed in a hotel in over 3 years!
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