Since Oklahoma City is the Spiritual home of ‘Cowboys and Indians’, expect a rich history of epic proportions when you visit Oklahoma City. A city so large it is considered the third biggest in the country, Oklahoma City is best explored by hire car. Soon you will experience its seriously cosmopolitan vibe, luring with eateries to rival those of New York City and shopping so good you will need to buy an extra suitcase to fit it all in.
Start at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, located downtown, where you can marvel at the world’s largest collection of Chihuly glass before grabbing a bite to eat at the museum restaurant. On a more somber note, it is worth paying tribute and learning more about those who died in the 1995 terrorist attack at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in the same area.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at Lake Hefner, a man-made lake created to combat a serious water shortage back in 1947. Named after the Mayor who served at the time of its creation, the Lake is a great place to catch the sunset while sipping a cold Margarita over dinner at Louie’s Grill & Bar.
For classic Oklahoma-style food, head to the enduringly popular Cheever’s Cafe and chow down on southern classics in a fine-dining atmosphere. The family-owned restaurant still sits in the site of its former incarnation as a flower shop, and the historic building attracts tourists keen to soak up the atmosphere.