Planning a Trip to Tulsa
Welcome to Tulsa, Oklahoma–better known as “T-Town” by the locals. Visiting Tulsa for business or for pleasure? Either way, it doesn’t matter. With multiple downtown districts, each with their own style and personalities, as well as award-winning restaurants, minor league sports teams, annual festivals, rockin’ concert halls, and a wide variety of other attractions, you’ll have a lot to explore regardless of whether you’re passing through town for a night or staying for the week (or longer). Take a look at the following tips to guarantee you make the most of your time in Tulsa by visiting the best places to stay and play.
Where to stay
Looking for an elegant, boutique hotel in the center of downtown? Or maybe a quiet little bed and breakfast (B&B) where you can snuggle up by the fire and read a book? Or are you ready to embrace your adventurous side by spending the night camping in the outdoors? Get ready to take your pick, because Tulsa has something for everyone. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall; T-Town is one destination that can be enjoyed year-round. If you’re coming into town for the big game or passing through to research the breathtaking Art Deco architecture scattered around the city, there’s plenty of places to comfortably rest your head at night.
Check out some of the area’s top accommodations:
- The Cedar Rock Inn (B&B)
- The Mayo Hotel
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
- Ambassador Hotel Tulsa
- Tulsa RV Ranch
Things to do
It’s rare to find a city that has so much to offer when it comes to the arts, spectator sports, outdoor recreation, live music and entertainment, shopping and of course, all the typical tourist and sightseeing attractions. Tulsa has all that and more. Whether you’re looking to catch a foul ball at a Driller’s game, snap a few pictures of the wildlife at the Zoo, casually sip on a nice glass of wine at Whispering Vines Vineyard, play a round of golf at one of the 23 public courses, or take a tour on the Old Urban Trolley, you have the chance to do it all. With so many options, it’s not a bad idea to create an itinerary to ensure that you won’t miss a stop.
Here’s a list of some of Tulsa’s must-see attractions:
Food & drink
What kind of food are your tastebuds craving? You can find it in Tulsa. Pubs, bakeries, buffets, Caribbean cafes, fondue specialities, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, steakhouses, seafood restaurants–you name it. And don’t forget to save sometime to sample a homegrown meal to make sure you get a true taste of Tulsa.
Have a look at some of the most popular restaurants and bars in the Tulsa area:
Festivals & events
Looking for an excuse to come visit Tulsa? Get ready to pack a bag and hit the road, because Tulsa as a long list of events including festivals, concerts, tournaments, and other attractions that will give you the perfect reason to visit T-Town.
Here’s a few of Tulsa’s annual/upcoming events:
- 12th Consecutive Professional Bull Riders: Built Ford Tough Series (August 27-28, 2016)
- NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships 1st/2nd Rounds (March 17 & 19, 2017)
- Tulsa International Mayfest (May 2017- details coming soon)