Oklahoma Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
Offering a spectacular mix of the Native American culture and history, beautiful attractions and exciting activities, Oklahoma is a great state that you should definitely add to your must-visit list. Another reason why many travelers choose to go to the state is the low cost of almost everything that is related to the needs of tourists and travelers, including Oklahoma vacation homes.
While planning your trip to Oklahoma, make sure to browse the vacation home listings that we have that would help you look for the best Oklahoma vacation deals and Oklahoma vacation specials which would give you choices on Tulsa vacation homes, Grand Lake vacation cabins and Broken Bow vacation rentals.
Oklahoma Vacation Destinations
As the capital and principal city of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City serves as the political, cultural and economic center of the state. Because most of the attractions are situated downtown and in the northern part of town, you might want to get an Oklahoma City vacation rental in these areas. Some attractions that you could visit in this city include: the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, which is home to the widest collection of Chihuly glass as well as to an art house/revival theater; the Myriad Gardens, which is a beautiful urban park that has a seven-storey botanical garden; and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
If you are renting an Oklahoma City vacation home in the northern part of town, you can visit the Oklahoma History Center, the Oklahoma City Zoo and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for a memorable family trip. The city also has the Remington Park Racing Casino where you can do some gambling and probably make a small fortune to complete your Oklahoma City Adventure.
Tulsa is situated in the Green Country region of the state and is known as "T-Town" to the locals. Tulsa has also been dubbed as the "Oil Capital of the World". As you visit Tulsa, you would be able to experience the charm of the old west combined with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The city is also where the largest displays of Art Deco in the US can be found.
While you are looking for Tulsa vacation homes, make sure to consider the attractions that you would like to visit. Some popular attractions in the city include the Creek Council Oak tree, the Geo Science Center, the Gilcrease Museum, the Greenwood Cultural Center, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.
As for activities, you can always go shopping at some specialty shops and shopping centers scatter throughout the city. You can also watch concerts and other musical performances at the BOK Center. If you want to take a leisure stroll or to do some bird watching, you can head to the Oxley Nature Center, which has plenty of small habitats such as ponds, a mini-prairie and a small forest. If you are traveling with your children, you can also visit the Tulsa Zoo to not just see plenty of animals but also ride on the Wildlife Carousel and the Zoo Train.
Tulsa is also home to several events and festivals so if you can, try scheduling your trip around one or some of them. Some events and festivals that you can look forward to in the city would be the Blue Dome Arts Festival, the Conestoga, the Cherry Street Farmer's Market, the Mayfest, the Mini-Con, the Tulsa Oktoberfest, the Tulsa State Fair and the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show.
A suburb city situated to the north of Oklahoma City, Edmond is visited by many tourists to attend the Liberty Fest. Liberty Fest is a 4th of July celebration, which is said to be one of the best celebrations in the state and as some say, even in the country. While staying at an Edmond vacation rental, also make sure to go to the UCO, which is Oklahoma's oldest public Higher Learning center and the oldest schoolhouse in the state. You would also enjoy shopping in the city as Edmond offers plenty of old shops, strip malls and specialty stores.
Home of the Oklahoma State University, Stillwater is another one of the cities in the Frontier Country region of the state. Here, you can rent a Stillwater vacation home and take a tour of the oldest building that is still standing on the OSU campus grounds as well as catch some athletic events. Stillwater is also home to many restaurants that serve both delectable local and international fare.
As the birthplace of one of the most popular Hollywood actors today, Shawnee is an interesting destination not just for the fans of Brad Pitt. You may want to go here for a day trip to visit several attractions including the Heart of Oklahoma Shawnee Expo Center, the Log Cabin and the Burial Plot of Brewster Higley.
For families who are traveling together and staying at a Shawnee vacation rental, there are also several family-friendly attractions and places where you can go for a wholesome time. These include the Noah's Ark Petting Zoo, the Shawnee Bowl Family Fun Center, KidSpace, the Lions Club Park, the Woodland Park and Star Skate.
Oklahoma Vacation Activities for Everyone
Offering a longer shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts combined, Oklahoma can be considered as a lake lover's paradise where visitors can do a lot of swimming, boating, fishing and many other water recreation activities. You might want to consider renting a Grand Lake vacation home to have a wonderful nature experience.
You can also head to the Winding Stair Mountains which has a recreation area where visitors can hike, bike and set up camp. This area would also allow you to visit the Ouachita National Forest, where a wealth of outdoor activities also awaits you.
The Mountain Fork River is another destination where those who are into fishing and angling can go. You can also bring your ATV and your four-wheel drive vehicle and rev through hundreds of miles of lush green forestry.