Start the Day off Right with a Delectable Breakfast
The perfect day in Oklahoma City -- or any city, for that matter-- starts with breakfast. If you’re going to have a fun-filled day of sightseeing and exploring an area that’s new to you, make sure you have the energy to make the most of it. That means a hearty breakfast! Although Oklahoma City has a virtual smorgasbord of savory brunch and breakfast options, number one on our list is Waffle Champion. Their specialty is hand-crafted waffle sandwiches, and all of them offer unique combinations of your favorite breakfast foods layered between two buttermilk or Belgian style waffles. If you’re into the chicken and waffle craze, we highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken waffle sandwich with Tabasco honey. Other options include a cheeseburger mac version made with grass-fed bison and macaroni and cheese, a pizza/grilled cheese combination and more. Conscientious carnivores will be happy to know they use free-range eggs and offer a gluten-free waffle option made with rice flour.
Walk off Those Breakfast Calories in Oklahoma City’s Hip, Historic Bricktown
Your perfect day in Oklahoma City isn’t complete without a stroll through historic Bricktown. You know how every city has an “area” – that hip, happening spot that’s always alive with art and energy and tons of people enjoying themselves and each other? That’s Bricktown! Bricktown is a great place for people watching, but it also has a ton of cool shops, bars, live music, restaurants and other fun things to do depending on your mood. Go for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or tour the area in water taxi with lively captains who will fill your mind with fun facts and history about the city as they steer you up and down the Bricktown Canal. Bricktown is also a great place for photo-ops, so don’t forget to bring your camera.
Experience the Wild, Wild West’s Cowboy and Native American Culture
Oklahoma City is home to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, which offers a wonderful way to learn about Western culture even if you only have a couple of hours to spare. An amazing collection of both classic and contemporary Western art, a turn-of-the-century town and interactive galleries that showcase American cowboys, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms and frontier military and Western performers that bring the Wild Wild West to life. The museum also offers dining and shopping options, including a collection of one-of-a-kind Native American jewelry and accessories available in the gift shop.
Pay Tribute at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
April 19, 1995 was a gut-wrenching day for most of America as 168 lives were lost in the horrific bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which was the deadliest terror attack on American soil prior to 9/11. The memorial and museum pay tribute to the lives lost that day as well as all the men, women and animals who took part in the rescue and recovery efforts following the event. The site is a well-regarded favorite of locals, and offers visitors the opportunity to reflect on this American tragedy that changed this city and its people forever.
Take a ride on a Macaroni Pony. You’ll Go Wild for this Western Fave!
Your feet have probably put in more than a few miles exploring Oklahoma City’s rich culture so far on this perfect day, so we’re willing to bet you’re probably ready for one of the world’s greatest sandwich melts! We suggest you steer your mustang over to The Mule and give their Macaroni Pony a try. The Macaroni Pony is their signature “sandie,” and it features chipotle BBQ pulled pork and 3-cheese macaroni and cheese perfectly grilled between two slices of jalapeno cornbread. The Mule also offers a variety of craft sodas and cocktails, as well as an impressive selection of locally brewed beers.
Enjoy Some Live Music at the Blue Note Lounge
The perfect day in Oklahoma City isn’t complete without experiencing a taste of the local nightlife. This little dive bar is renowned as the place where The Flaming Lips got their start, and if you like live music on a near-nightly basis, you’ll definitely want to check it out. The Blue Note Lounge is known for its cheap drinks, but they also offer a variety of nightly drink specials and free pool. They also feature a modest menu of bar-food favorites if you get the late-night munchies.
Oklahoma City may not be on most people’s list of must-visit cities, but many of our travelers who’ve visited on assignment have reported that they were pleasantly surprised. The city is full of warm, friendly people, excellent dining options, a variety of art and cultural activities and a vibrant nightlife scene. Have you traveled to Oklahoma City on assignment? If so, let us know what you think of our favorites for food and fun. Better yet, let us know some of yours!
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