No Need for Travel when You can Staycation

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Summer is winding down, and it is almost time to head back to school, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel the fun. Oklahoma offers a lot of amazing places to plan your staycation. So pack the kids up, or steal your significant other away, for a weekend full of fun with our recommendations.



One way to beat the heat is to stay indoors at one of the local museums.  The Oklahoma City Metro Area has a lot of great museums that will boost your knowledge and keep you entertained at the same time.

American Banjo Museum

Skeletons Museum of Osteology

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

National Cowboy & Western Museum

Harn Homestead

Oklahoma Railway Museum

Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum

Science Museum Oklahoma


Adrenaline Rush:

Maybe a racing pulse and a pounding heart is more your style. Oklahoma has a few places that can make your heart beating. Take a trip to any of those places for your adrenaline rush.

Riversport Adventures

Frontier City


iFly Oklahoma City

Climb Up


Beer & Wine:

If you want to go on a bit of a road trip to get a feel for Oklahoma wines and beers, you will be in for a treat. There are so many great adult beverages produced in our state, and here are a few of our favorites:

Summerside Vineyards

Sparks Vineyard

Vernost Wine Co

COOP Ale Works

Mustang Brewery

Twisted Spike


Romantic Getaways:

Maybe you need a little time away with your significant other, but you don’t want to travel too far. Consider taking a long weekend to one of these local romantic getaways.

Quartz Mountain Resort

The Artesian

Arcadian Inn

Stone Lion Inn

21C Museum Hotel


Family Fun:

If you are looking for a little family fun, these places often have events that will keep you coming back for more. Check their calendars, so you will always know what is going on.


Myriad Gardens Events

Oklahoma Aquarium

Orr Family Farm



Maybe being in the outdoors for hiking, swimming, or camping is more your speed. Oklahoma has a lot of beautiful parks for to fulfill all of those needs.

Turner Falls Park

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Oklahoma

Alabaster Caverns State Park

Wichita Mountains Wild Life Refuge

Beavers Bend State Park

Robbers Cave State Park


Post written by Deaven Cavnar, LifeSquire Digital Media Strategist