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Get yourself a quick getaway in Guthrie

By Traci Hayes / Lifestyle / August 30, 2019

Looking for a relaxing getaway to break up the hustle of your daily life? Head north on I-35 a few miles and you’ll find the delightful, historic town of Guthrie. With ample Victorian charm and the friendliest folks this side of the Mississippi, Guthrie is an attractive stop to slow down and really take in your surroundings.

Guthrie’s unique offering of places to add to your itinerary make it hard to choose which things to do, see and eat in a day. But we gave it a shot and here is a lineup with multiple options worthy of your consideration:

You’ll definitely want to arrive early enough to grab breakfast at Missy’s Doughnuts and Bakery, located just off the highway at the second Guthrie exit. It is all good, but the baked cinnamon rolls are legendary.

Check in to one of the 14 stunning rooms at the Dominion House Boutique Hotel, opened to the public in 2018, or stay at one of the many beautiful bed and breakfasts like the Pollard Inn. Visit www.guthrieok.com for a complete list.

Definitely head to the iconic downtown area of Guthrie and stop in a few of the antique stores that are the town’s hallmark. While strolling the streets, refuel with a delicious coffee at Rick’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees. And good luck resisting their tasty display of chocolates.

For lunch, you can’t go wrong with the long-time Guthrie go-to, the Stables Café where you’re taken back in time with the vintage signs found all over the restaurant.

Relax after lunch at The Boarding House, a trendy game lounge, where you can play unlimited table games from their huge selection.

Your evening plans should include one of the following:

  • A second-to-none live production at the Pollard Theatre (Driving Miss Daisy is currently running)
  • A classic throwback  drive-in movie at the Beacon Drive In Theatre (check their seasonal calendar on Facebook @BeaconDriveIn)
  • A Red Brick Nights event (first Saturday of the month May-Sept.) with live music, food trucks and pop-up shops. During the July Red Brick Nights, Guthrie hosts an epic fireworks show that is ranked one of the biggest and best in Oklahoma.

If you’re wanting to go all-out or impress your travel companion, a reservation at Gage’s Steakhouse for dinner would do the trick. Located in The Guthrie Depot, chef Rob Ferris cooks melt-in-your-mouth dishes. If steak isn’t what you’re up for, a few solid alternatives are Roma’s Italian Restaurant or Senor Lopez Mexican Grill & Cantina.

Before jumping back on I-35, grab a locally roasted coffee from Hoboken Coffee Roasters (read about their dedication to roasting at: www.hoboken.coffee).

While growth and change are certainly evident in Guthrie, there’s also determination from locals to keep the history that gives the town its charm front and center. The bigger cities may have all things modern, but when it comes to charm, they can’t compete with Guthrie’s historic architecture, brick streets and unique culture.

See more about Guthrie on Youtube.

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