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How to Spend 48 Hours in Oklahoma City

April 27, 2022

HI! I’m Molly.

Here to encourage you on your own bold pursuit of intentional living as I live out my own. I’m passionate about non-toxic living and simplifying our lives so we’re free to focus on the moments that really matter.

My sister and I recently drove up to Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma half marathon and I want to share all about everything we did and how to spend 48 hours in Oklahoma City!

Obviously the main point of our trip was to run the Oklahoma City Memorial half marathon, but surprisingly, we still explored the city a fair amount. I’d love to return and do more wandering around without an agenda, but we still got to visit some incredible spots and eat amazing meals. OKC is such a fun city for a weekend trip away from DFW and I cannot recommend it enough! 

How to Spend 48 Hours in Oklahoma City

WHERE TO STAY

We checked into the Omni Hotel on Friday evening and we loved staying here because it’s in such a central location (or at least it was for everything we were doing!). The beds were incredibly comfortable, there was a great cafe downstairs - along with several restaurants - and it also felt really safe! If you’re reading this and doing the race, it seriously could not be a better location for the race! You finish right by it!!

WHERE TO EAT

The Joinery

This spot was SO COOL! It’s located in “Bricktown,” a repurposed warehouse neighborhood. It has three floors and each is something different, including a secret speakeasy in the basement. We loved everything we got and I can’t stop thinking about the Brussel sprouts.

Bradford House

This adorable spot is so perfect for a group of girls, a fun brunch spot or date spot! This house dates back to 1912 and with its bright interior and fun decor, it’s impossible not to love. There were so many things we wanted to order, and we looooved everything we settled on. Don’t miss out on those sourdough donut holes! 

Rendezvous Pizza

Obviously we wanted carbs the night before our race and this Detroit-style pizza was perfect. We ended up picking it up to-go, but the location was also in Bricktown and looked so fun - they had ping pong tables in there! We scarfed down the 5-cheese pizza and would definitely go back. 

Stitch Cafe

As soon as we saw the homemade poptarts, we knew this was where we wanted to come after the race. SUCH a good decision and it was clearly a popular spot because there was a steady line of customers the entire time! It’s a casual place for coffee, tacos and poptarts and there’s a plant shop attached to it. 

WHAT TO DO

Scissortail Park

We went to a concert here, which obviously won’t be happening all the time, but it was a really fun park! It would be really fun to pick up food from one of the above spots (I recommend the pizza because it’s close) and take it here for a picnic. Or if you’re lucky, maybe there will be an event! 

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum 

Admittedly, I didn’t know much about the 1995 bombing. The museum and memorial are so well done and really powerful. It was such a tragic event and they do an amazing job of honoring everyone who lost their lives in the event. You can tell OKC is so much stronger because of what happened and you definitely can’t come to the city without visiting here! 

Shop

There are some seriously cute shops here! We did a fair amount of walking on Saturday when we left the Memorial and popped into places like Commonplace Books and Chirps and Cheers. I could’ve stayed at both those spots forever and we passed by a lot more walking back to our car (but really wanted to rest at that point haha). 

I already said it and I will say it again, but Oklahoma City is truly the perfect getaway for a weekend trip! I am already excited about the race for next year and hope to visit again soon. 

Thank you so much to Visit OKC for partnering with me on this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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