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Old 11-10-2015, 06:43 PM
 
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Last year, I went through Oklahoma, on my way to Dallas (from St. Louis), and I really fell in love with the state. So this year I'm going to try to vacation there during spring break (mid to late March). I have 2 kids, ages 8 and 11, and was trying to decide if it would be better to stay in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. Any help would be appreciated! Also, what area of each city should I stay in? Thanks!
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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Last year, I went through Oklahoma, on my way to Dallas (from St. Louis), and I really fell in love with the state. So this year I'm going to try to vacation there during spring break (mid to late March). I have 2 kids, ages 8 and 11, and was trying to decide if it would be better to stay in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. Any help would be appreciated! Also, what area of each city should I stay in? Thanks!
What are you looking to do?

Tulsa puts you closer to more outdoor recreation in eastern Oklahoma if you are interested in that. The exception is the Wichita Mountains which are closer to OKC. Tulsa is also quite a bit greener and prettier and has better shopping. Tulsa is more urban and has better art museums. OKC has a better zoo, the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Stockyards area if you are into that. OKC has the NBA and better nightlife (Tulsa used to be better but in the past year OKC has improved drastically), but its not as green and also more spread out. Since you have kids, nightlife probably isn't a real concern for you anyway. I am not sure what city has better restaurants, but three years ago I would have said Tulsa but now I lean OKC.

If you do OKC, you'll want to stay in Bricktown preferably. If you are willing to spend a bit more there is the Ambassador Hotel in Midtown that is pretty cool and in an excellent setting. Not sure on Tulsa, but my guess would be the Cherry Street area or the Brady or Blue Dome district.

How long do you plan on staying? If it's an entire week, I would consider splitting up the trip between the two cities. OKC and Tulsa each have their pluses and minuses and are very different experiences despite being only an hour and a half apart.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the great feedback! I know the kids would love to go horseback riding while we are there. The museums would be great too. We'll be there for about a week, but I'd rather stay in one hotel the entire time. However, we could certainly take a day trip to visit the other city. Thanks again!
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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Thanks for the great feedback! I know the kids would love to go horseback riding while we are there. The museums would be great too. We'll be there for about a week, but I'd rather stay in one hotel the entire time. However, we could certainly take a day trip to visit the other city. Thanks again!

Check out Roman Nose State Park north of Watonga for horseback riding. It is about a 90 minute drive northwest of OKC and is in a pretty area with rolling prairie mixed with spring fed creeks lined with lots of trees.

I just returned last week from southeast Oklahoma where there are several places to ride around the Robbers Cave area. This is about 2 hours south of Tulsa and is in a very hilly, heavily forested area. It's very scenic and you'd swear your not in Oklahoma; at least what many not from our state perceive us to be. I'm sure there are places closer to both metro area's to horseback ride, but those are two places that stand out.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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March is going to be cold and possibly snowy, in Tulsa at least.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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March is going to be cold and possibly snowy, in Tulsa at least.
You may be right. As we come off this strong El Nino, the southern jet stream may interact with what may be some of the coldest temperatures for the winter (February in particular) that some snow/ice episodes are likely. Looking at past years with the type of pattern we'll be in this winter, I give this about a 60% chance of this happening. I do think later December/January could be actually BELOW normal in moisture and slightly above normal or close to normal temperature wise. I don't buy into a very wet overall cold scenario some of the forecasters are predicting for this winter, but late winter, into March, we may make up for that.

Get ready for next summer.. I'm seeing VERY HOT and dry conditions. Could be similar to 2012-2013. I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Last year, I went through Oklahoma, on my way to Dallas (from St. Louis), and I really fell in love with the state. So this year I'm going to try to vacation there during spring break (mid to late March). I have 2 kids, ages 8 and 11, and was trying to decide if it would be better to stay in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. Any help would be appreciated! Also, what area of each city should I stay in? Thanks!
I'm retiring to the Tulsa OK area where I was born and raised......after spending 35 to 40 years in Cali
I think Tulsa Hands Downs " briefly " some of my reasoning ....

Tulsa is smack dab in the middle , very centrally located 250 Miles from Dallas , The Eureka Springs
AR-Branson Missouri- Springfield Missouri LOOP isn't that far away , Wichita KS is close by ( Also )
Kansas City Missouri less than 250 Miles , OKC is less than 100 Miles (The ) 100 distant is Downtown
OKC to Downtown Tulsa OK.

Check out the Tall Grass Prairies near to Tulsa OK , The Lakes , The Illinois River , The Tulsa/Branson
MO combined Nightlife is far Superior to anything that OKC has to offer ( See Below )

Tulsa OK Tall Grass Prairies...
http://www.travelok.com/article_page...erseecoregions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Oklahoma

Tulsa OK/Branson MO Entertainment.....
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http://www.branson.com/
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