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Oklahoma isn’t usually the first place that people think of going when planning a trip to the US, but if you’re able to at least pass through then you’re going to be in for a positive surprise because it’s a highly underrated state with a lot of amazing things to do and see throughout its beautiful cities and charming towns. Oklahoma is a state that has something for everyone, so in this post, we’re going to share with you some of the things not to be missed when visiting Oklahoma.
Where to stay
Depending on where you’re going to be visiting in Oklahoma, you have a lot of great options to choose from, such as upmarket hotels in downtown areas of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, to charming country inns and even private rentals through places like Airbnb. There are plenty of beautiful places all over the state that you can find to suit your budget. If you’re looking to experience some of the popular casinos that the state has to offer, then a good choice is to search for a hotel near Black Hawk Casino so that you don’t have to drive or travel far after a night enjoying the casino.
Depending on what you’re interested in, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained in Oklahoma, so whether you’re a science enthusiast, art lover, or history buff, the state has much to offer for all interests, budgets and age groups. Children and people of all ages will especially love the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, which is the only one of its kind in the world and completely dedicated to toys and action figures.
Foodies will especially love Oklahoma and all the mouthwatering delights it has to offer. There is Snow Cream, which is ice cream made with fresh snow and is a known Southern tradition that is loved by many — you definitely don’t want to miss trying this local delicacy. Another sweet treat you should enjoy if you’re a root beer lover is Pop’s Root Beer Bread Pudding. For a more savory taste, then you should not pass through Oklahoma without trying one of their famous Fried Onion Burgers, which is loved throughout the state and is a big hit with tourists and locals alike.
Typically, many places in the US are not known for being easy to get around if you don’t drive and don’t have the same level of public transport compared to other countries. However, Oklahoma is somewhat different in this respect, and of course, it depends where you are in the state as in more rural places it’s going to be easier to have a car. Oklahoma City, for example, has some pretty great options for those who either don’t drive or simply prefer not to. From ridesharing options, taxis, buses, trains, cycling, and even walking, Oklahoma City is one of the most accessible cities within the state to help you get around without a car. If the weather is nice, then it’s a good feeling not to be stuck in a car in lots of traffic as you try to navigate your way around the city.
Do you have a favorite destination in Oklahoma?