Intro to Oklahoma hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Oklahoma
Those looking for discount hotel rates in Oklahoma won’t be disappointed—the state has one of the lowest priced accommodation sectors in the country. You can enjoy the adventure of the road at one of the many well-priced motels in Oklahoma, or the welcoming hospitality of a small-town bed and breakfast. Not that there isn’t a good range of luxury hotels in Oklahoma. Marble-clad pools, lavish cuisine, and wood-paneled opulence are on offer at some of its historic hotels. And first-class service and top-of-the-range facilities are available in the best Oklahoma business hotels.
Things to see in Oklahoma
One of the most popular attractions in the “Sooner State” is the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Here you can see a 1950s rodeo, take in a visual feast of Western art, or stroll down a 1900s prairie town. At the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, you’ll be able to see the prairie for real, and get up close to its herd of buffalo. Another way to take in the glories of Oklahoma’s landscape is to cruise its stretch of Highway 66. This is reckoned to be the best-preserved section of “America’s Main Street.” Visit the living history museum of the Cherokee Heritage Center for a fascinating perspective on this one-time Indian Territory. It successfully recreates the Cherokee village experience of the 18th and 19th centuries. Bricktown in Downtown Oklahoma is a fun-packed neighborhood complete with a banjo museum, live music venues, and a canal plied by water-taxis.
Where to stay in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is the state capital and the biggest city in the state. With many museums and galleries, it’s a big draw for those wanting to explore the state’s rich and diverse culture. It also has a thriving downtown district packed with attractions for families in day, and the party crowd at night. For a romantic break with a difference, Tulsa—self-styled "Oil Capital of the World”—makes a surprisingly good choice. This small city has pretty parks, districts lined with beautiful Art-Deco mansions, and respected opera and ballet companies. Lastly Durant, capital of the Choctaw Nation, is a great base for those wanting to try their luck at its casinos.
How to get to Oklahoma
Travelers who choose to fly in to Oklahoma have a choice between 2 busy airports—Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa. There are also a few domestic links to airports in Ponca City and Lawton. If you’re driving, Oklahoma is well-connected by road. I-35 reaches down from Kansas in the north and up from Dallas in the south, meeting in Oklahoma City. Travel to Oklahoma from the east is either by I-44 (Missouri) to Tulsa, or I-40 (Arkansas); this carries on to OKC, and then Texas and Amarillo in the west.