OKC makes best vacation destination list
With Ponyboy's walls draped in vintage photos of Okies, this coffee shop and cocktail bar will make you feel welcome in the Sooner State any time of day. While in town, devote a morning for wandering the Myriad Botanical Gardens, which contains "The Crystal Bridge," a breathtaking 224-foot tropical conservatory. Also make a pit stop at the OKC Museum of Art where you can wander one of the world's biggest Chihuly collections. Rachel Cope, CEO & Owner of 84 Hospitality, also urges solo travelers to visit '90s-inspired pizza shop, Empire Slice House and Goro Ramen. For overnight accommodations, check yourself into The Colcord (their restaurant, Flint, is a stellar brunch choice) or the 21C Museum Hotel, perched on the emerging "Film Row." If you're feeling brave, book at The Skirvin. Founded in 1911, this hotel is said to be haunted (the New York Knicks blamed a 2010-loss against the OKC Thunder on the ghosts), but the fun you'll have listening to local musicians cover hits ranging from Chopin to Bruno Mars in the lobby's Red Piano Lounge will more than make up for any "visitors."
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