Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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What travelers can expect from a stay in Oklahoma City

Nestled in the heart of the Great Plains, Oklahoma City is known for bustling urban neighborhoods like Automobile Alley and the Central Business District, yet major parks and other rural features are also prominent. The city takes pride in its western heritage with annual rodeos and western-themed museums, restaurants, and amusement parks. Many Oklahoma City vacation rentals aren't far from popular centers of activity. Travelers can also get out-and-about to enjoy museums, sporting events, concerts, and other family-friendly attractions, as well as go hiking along an extensive network of trails.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

From fun festivals and local farmers' markets to extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, there’s no shortage of Oklahoma City activities for adults and children alike. Outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to take in the sights from sky trails in the Boathouse District or bike through Bricktown, Midtown, or Edgemere Park. About a dozen prime fishing spots can be found in the area. Travelers who wish to learn new skills while staying at Oklahoma City vacation rentals are encouraged to take a western-style cooking class, sign up for art lessons, or discover the benefits of yoga and meditation.

Where to go and what to see in Oklahoma City

Western-themed amusement park Frontier City is among the popular Oklahoma City attractions to see from April through November. After checking out the statue of Buffalo Bill on Persimmon Hill, visit the Paseo Arts District to watch local artists at work. Kids can feed the colorful lorikeets at the family friendly Oklahoma City Zoo's Children's Zoo. Explore the wonderful world of science at Science Museum Oklahoma's whimsical CurioCity village, or make your way to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or the Oklahoma Railway Museum, which has venues for birthday parties.

Oklahoma City's climate and weather

The city's climate is largely influenced by the plains. A typical Oklahoma City weather forecast is likely to include sunshine, since the city has more than 200 days of it per year. January is the coolest month and July is the warmest, while the average temperature is around 60 degrees. Travelers staying at Oklahoma City vacation rentals may see snowfall from late fall through early spring. That said, there is no wrong time to visit, since steady northerly winds help ease humidity during the warmer summer months, and winters are relatively dry.

Nature and geographic features of Oklahoma City

Although it’s in the Great Plains, about 3 hours north of Dallas, Oklahoma City has many natural hills. Gently rolling prairies and plains cradle the North Canadian River as it becomes the Oklahoma River when it passes through the city. Three large lakes are popular gathering spots during the summer, with the largest being Lake Stanley Draper. Animals native to the area include black-tailed jackrabbits, badgers, raccoons, coyotes, and prairie dogs. Dogwood, black walnut, and two species of oak are Oklahoma City trees for travelers to see as they spend time in the area.