I’m really excited to interview Nicky Omohundro of Little Family Adventure about Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nicky’s tips for the best things to do in Oklahoma City are awesome because she originally moved to OKC when her husband was in the military. They loved it so much, that they moved back when he retired. OKC has a low cost of living and offers many family-friendly activities.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and is known for its cowboy culture. One of the city’s darkest days happened in 1995 when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed by a domestic terrorist. The OKC Bombing Memorial & Museum is a popular attraction that recognizes those who were lost that day with concrete seats that light up at night. Art lovers should visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to explore its latest immersive exhibits. Chisholm Creek is the place to be for entertainment with TopGolf, Chicken and Pickle, Main Event, and other fun date-night ideas. Riversport OKC offers exciting outdoor adventures for the entire family, like whitewater rafting, tubing, a ropes course, and kayaking.
Nicky says that the weather in OKC depends on the day. It can be warm and sunny one moment, then snowing the next. The winters are not that bad, with just a few days of ice and snow. Summers can be hot and humid which leads to tornado season. The best times to visit are late Spring and Fall because there are plenty of outdoor events, farmers’ markets, and opportunities for outdoor entertainment. Some of Nicky’s favorites are the Festival of the Arts, the Chuck Wagon Festival, and concerts at Chisholm Creek.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Oklahoma City, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. You can save money on your visit with special offers on hotels, attractions, and restaurants from the Visit OKC deals page.
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Getting around Oklahoma City
The local airport is Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), which is a fifteen-minute drive to downtown.
Uber and Lyft are also excellent ways to get around if you don’t want to drive. For a local experience, check out the Oklahoma City Streetcar. It does loops throughout the city (Downtown and Bricktown) and you can buy tickets on your smartphone or at station kiosks.
When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Nicky Omohundro about Oklahoma City. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Oklahoma City
- Green dots = best things to do in Oklahoma City
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Oklahoma City
Who is Nicky Omohundro?
Nicky Omohundro is the founder of Little Family Adventure, an active family lifestyle/travel website, and the co-leader of the Oklahoma City Travel Massive chapter. Born in Southern California, she now calls Oklahoma City home. She loves that the city is in the middle of everything and is a melting pot of people, foods, and opportunities.
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Bob Hines of Amazing Ashville shares the best things to do in Ashville, Ohio. In this episode, Bob and I talk about the Viking Festival, racing in the Karting Classic, and visiting an Apothecary from the 1800s. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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