You find that the key to a worthwhile getaway is the presence of a few non-negotiables: a plethora of activities to engage in, an astounding culinary scene, and a small-town welcoming feel from locals – no matter how large the city may be. Oklahoma City checks all of these items off your list, and is home to some of the most competitive professional sports teams in the nation to boot. With a plethora of cheap hotels in downtown Oklahoma City to choose from, your stay in The Big Friendly will reaffirm what you already know: that travel is essential to your happiness. When you bite into a perfectly cooked steak at a downtown restaurant or sit courtside at a Thunder game amongst screaming fans clad in orange and blue, you’ll silently confess your love for Oklahoma City, and be thrilled you thought to reserve accommodations ahead of time. Understandably enough, you might have a few questions about the city before you venture off, and we’re here to happily answer them for you.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is located less than one mile northwest from the city’s downtown district. If you’re looking to make the memorial one of your primary destinations, there are many nearby hotels to make your stay more convenient, such as the Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown-Bricktown. No matter where you stay, visiting the destination will be both educational and emotional, as it commemorates the 168 people who lost their lives on April 19, 1995. In order to better come to terms with an act of senseless violence that changed the nation forever, the museum offers an in-depth look into the events of that fateful day and aims to help visitors understand the impact it had on Oklahoma City. The facility’s outdoor memorial pays tribute to those who were killed as well as the 680 people who were injured, but survived, the attack.
Oklahoma City is home to several RV parks that offer camping spaces if you’re bringing along your trailer, but otherwise, you’re better off staying at hotels in downtown Oklahoma City. However, if you’re planning on making the capital city a stop on your way to being reunited with the great outdoors, we have a few recommendations for stunning camping locations outside the city. Rent a car and drive 94 miles southeast of the city to Chickasaw National Recreation Area to spend your sojourn hunting and fishing beneath the shade of massive oak trees. For a campsite a bit farther away, travel 246 miles southeast to Beavers Bend State Park and cook over an open flame alongside the Lower Mountain Fork River.
No matter if your trip to Oklahoma City revolves around barbecue, basketball, or basking in the sunshine at a nearby camping site, book luxurious accommodations today with Travelocity. With downtown Oklahoma City hotels available in the heart of it all, including the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Centre, you’ll find the ideal location for your getaway in The Big Friendly. This journey is sure to confirm that travel makes life worthwhile, which is precisely why you began wandering in the first place.
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