OKC chosen among best budget-friendly road trips
A road trip is a classic American vacation, but some states are better than others while others are better treated as a single destination.
Oklahoma City landed as one of the “50 Best Budget-Friendly Road Trips,” according to a recent story from Oprah Magazine. Word-of-mouth recommendations, in-the-know tips from travel advisors all were factors as well as hotel costs, gas prices, and entertainment venues were used in the selection of the Top 50.
“Oklahoma City's affordability combined with the quality and variety of experiences makes it a go-to destination for families and travelers seeking easy and memorable getaways,” said Lindsay Virdine vice president, destination marketing. “Now more than ever, we're seeing increased interest in road trips to regional destinations that pack a lot of fun. OKC is perfectly positioned to be just that.”
The story had the following reasons as to why Oklahoma City ranked among the 50 best road trip destinations:
What to see/do: There’s something for everybody in eclectic Oklahoma City. For those wanting an educational day out, try the powerful Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, the Science Museum Oklahoma, or Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens. If outdoorsy is more your thing, there are activities galore at Riversport Adventure Park (think whitewater rafting, kayaking, and zip-lining). And for something off the beaten path, visit the interactive art experience Factory Obscura, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.
Where to stay: Hampton Inn & Suites Bricktown is walking distance from many sites, with affordable rates and an indoor kids pool.
Where to eat: At The Wedge Pizzeria, not only are the pies in-demand, but kids get the pizza dough to play with while they wait. There’s also Hideaway Pizza, a popular casual spot with numerous locations, Iron Star Urban Barbeque, or S & B’s Burger Joint.