Can you imagine a city founded by plotting sites of land, lining up 50,000 hopeful homesteaders, and yelling “Go!”? That’s how Oklahoma City got its start. Throw some cowboys tending to their herds and Native American settlements on the open plains, and voila—you have a true frontier town. While “The Land Run” occurred in 1889, that same exciting spirit of exploration holds true today. A vacation in Oklahoma City is your chance to yell “Go!” to outdoor adventure, a melting pot of culture, and eclectic cuisine. Ready to explore? Enjoy your journey into America’s heartland with the best Oklahoma City vacation packages. Travelocity bundles your airfare and accommodations into Oklahoma City package deals that save you enough money to better enjoy the attractions the city has to offer.
Whether you’re planning a family vacation in Oklahoma City, are looking for an unexpected destination for a romantic getaway, or will be in town for business, downtown is your best bet. You’ll be close to all the action, but just a short drive to the attractions outside the city limits. Here are some of our favorite hotels in downtown Oklahoma City:
You’re ready to spend your Oklahoma City vacation exploring, but where do you go and what do you do? Saddle up and check out the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, which features exhibits detailing the Wild West, Native Americans, and of course cowboys. When you’re done reliving a cattle drive, make your way to the Bricktown neighborhood and take a water taxi through its canal, stopping at different shops along the waterway. It’s a scene stolen from Venice and dropped in “The Sooner State.”
Are you the sporting type? Stay in Bricktown for the evening and enjoy a juicy hot dog and a cold beer while watching the Oklahoma City Dodgers swing for the fences at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Or, if you are a basketball fan, make that a beer and a dog while watching the Oklahoma City Thunder play at Chesapeake Arena.
Have you ever wanted to see modern-day cowboys ride bulls, wrestle steers, and corral broncos bareback? The Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo—one of the biggest in the nation—offers you the chance every April. If you want something a little tamer—and a tad more historical—grab a rental car and drive up to Guthrie for the annual ’89er Day Celebration. This event celebrates the Oklahoma Territory Land Run of April 22, 1889. A chuck wagon feed and reenactment are some of the spectacles you’ll be treated to during the weeklong jamboree.
Become a temporary Sooner with a trip to Oklahoma City. Browse Travelocity’s list of flights and cheap hotel rooms to bundle your trip into an Oklahoma City package. Your holiday in the heartland will be unforgettable, and with the money you save, you can treat yourself to one of the city’s famous onion burgers from a food truck…or a top-cut sirloin dinner in a multi-star establishment. Who are we to judge?
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