Trying to decide where to go on vacation this year? Why not stay in the state of Oklahoma. There are so many vacation options across the state, and many of them will save you some travel dollars. Even lifelong residents can discover something new in such a varied state. But if you don't know where to go or what to do, Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country can help with the stuff right outside your back door. Here is everything you need to know about their free Oklahoma Travel Guide, issued each year in January.
The guide includes information on hundreds of attractions, events, restaurants, hotels and activities all across central Oklahoma. It is organized by region:
- Central covers the immediate metro area
- Northern includes Guthrie and Stillwater, as well as cities to the east such as Stroud
- Eastern is primarily the southeastern part of central Oklahoma - Shawnee and Seminole
- Southern chronicles favorites in metro area communities such as Norman and Moore as well as those further south to Chickasha and Tuttle.
In addition to advertisements from attractions and city visitors bureaus, each section is illustrated with full-color photographs and descriptions of unique places to go and places to stay. In addition, recent versions of the guide have an extensive event calendar of festivals and celebrations, detailed maps, listings of every major tourist attraction and even some little-known facts.
The 2017 Central Oklahoma Travel Guide was made available in February of 2017. Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, it features 36 pages articles on food and festivals.
How to Get It
The central Oklahoma Travel Guides can be found in travel information centers, hotels, restaurants, chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus and attractions throughout the state of Oklahoma. In addition, you can request a guide online at oktourism.com or by calling (800) FUN-OKLA. The 2017 version is also available in a digital edition.
Other Vacation Ideas
While the guide covers the central area, perhaps even introducing you to something you never knew about right here in Oklahoma City, the state's other regions offer exciting, nearby vacation options as well. For example, check out these weekend getaways/day trips from OKC, quick and easy mini-vacations to Tulsa, the Wichita Mountains and much more.
And if you want to save a little money, do an Oklahoma vacation on the cheap with Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country "Trips on a Tank Full," a coupon promotion that offers significant savings at area museums and attractions.