Time / MONEY: Oklahoma City among "The 20 Best Places To Go in 2018"
Average airfare: $405
Average hotel night: $99
Cost to spend a week for two: $2,034
Don’t write this city off as a Western throwback. “Oklahoma City has worked hard over the years to become more than just a cow town,” says Ben Buckner, Lonely Planet’s editor for the Western U.S. A sample itinerary: Check out the fine collection of 19th and 20th century art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, watch the Thunder play in the Chesapeake Energy Arena, and end up drinking and dancing in the Bricktown District.
Yet cross the Oklahoma River and you’ll find more of the typical cowboy flair you might expect in Stockyards City. Local shops have everything you’d need to outfit an entire ranch—including the cattle, which you can buy at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards. For more, check out the Adventure District’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
To keep up with all the latest accolades about OKC, check out the accolades section of the Greater Chamber of Oklahoma City website.