Serving as Oklahoma’s capital and largest city, Oklahoma City offers an abundance of activities and events to keep you entertained for endless amounts of time. Unfortunately, our time there wasn’t endless, but even though we only had one day to explore “The Big Friendly”, we feel like we were able to get a good taste of the city and had an amazing time in the process. If you’re a time-crunched traveler like us, then this is (we think) the perfect itinerary for you to make the most of your time in OKC!
*Be sure to check out our “One Day on OKC” travel vlog for a closer look at our time in this amazing city!
Now, let's get into the itinerary...
Elemental Coffee (815 N Hudson Ave) - Where we went
Elemental is a minimalist cafe serving espresso and craft coffee made from beans roasted in-house. They also have a great selection of teas, pastries, and even breakfast burritos… All of which are delicious!
Clarity Coffee (431 W Main St Ste A)
Kitchen No. 324 (324 N Robinson Ave)
10:00am: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St)
With more than 28,000 Western and American Indian artworks and artifacts and the world's most extensive collection of American rodeo relics,The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America's premier institution of Western history, art and culture. The collection here is truly impressive!
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse (1309 S Agnew Ave) - Where we went
Located in Historic Stockyard City, Cattlemen's Steakhouse is an Oklahoma City staple serving up delicious house-aged steaks in their nearly unchanged 1950’s dining room. There’s a reason that Cattlemen’s has welcomed the likes of Gene Autry, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Reba McEntire, George Bush and more in it’s 100+ years of service. If you decide to have a meal at Cattlemen’s and are feeling adventurous, order the “Lamb Fries”, AKA Lamb testicles that are thinly sliced, battered and fried. They are surprisingly tasty!
Tucker's Onion Burgers (324 NW 23rd St)
The Hall's Pizza Kitchen (1004 N Hudson Ave Ste 106)
1:45pm: Riversport Adventures (800 Riversport Dr)
Riversport Adventures is an exciting outdoor adventure park offering fun for the whole family. Experience whitewater rafting, adventure courses, zip lines, & much more! We LOVED the whitewater tubing, and the FlowRider Surf Machine is a fun experience surfing on an “endless” wave. If you’re wanting to do the white water rafting, be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time. Otherwise, you’ll be left watching from the sidelines, wishing that you were having that much fun… Like we did!
4:30pm: Check-in/Freshen Up at Hotel
5:15pm: Explore the Bricktown District
Bricktown is a lively entertainment district, with repurposed warehouse spaces home to bars, restaurants, an eclectic mix of shops, and much more. Another point of interest is The Bricktown Water Taxi that takes riders along the Bricktown Canal for tours and dinner cruises. Again… We recommend making your reservation ahead of time because they can book up fast!
6:30pm: Dinner at Local Restaurant
Bricktown Brewery (1 N Oklahoma Ave) - Where we went
Bricktown Brewery opened its doors in 1992 in what was formerly the Bricktown Candy Factory in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since then, they’ve opened another 17 locations in 4 states all while continuing to use locally sourced ingredients and making as much of their menu in house as possible. We really enjoyed the Chopped & Chipped Nachos (Chips, slow-smoked pork shoulder, BBQ sauce, cheese blend, white queso, Cholula® sour cream, cilantro) and the BBQ Chicken Pizza (Pulled roasted chicken, onions, cilantro, diced jalapeños, cheddar, sweet peppered bacon, BBQ sauce, mozzarella), but I don’t think you could really go wrong with anything on the menu.
Cheever's Cafe (2409 N Hudson Ave)
Burger Punk (3012 N Walker Ave)
8:00pm: Sunset at Wheeler District
The Wheeler District is a 150-acre urban development situated directly adjacent to Downtown Oklahoma City on the south bank of the Oklahoma River. The unique site includes the former Downtown Airpark, which operated from the 1940s until 2005 as well as the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel that the city bought on eBay back in 2008 and is now the centerpiece of activity in the Wheeler District.
... The end.
And just like that, your time in OKC has come to an end. We hope that this itinerary has helped you enjoy your time to the fullest! And if it did, we hope that you’ll consider signing up for our email list and/or subscribing to our YouTube Channel for more adventures!