For anyone that loves the outdoors, Oklahoma City has much to offer. From riverside cruises to a day at the ballpark, there’s no shortage of things to do in good weather.
With spring and summer virtually right around the corner, we put together a guide for our best outdoor options. Here are a few activities to keep in mind when wandering the city.
Take a trip Bricktown Canal Water Taxis
See the true beauty of Oklahoma City by taking it all in by water. Hop on the Bricktown Canal Water Taxis and learn all about our city as you cruise the canal.
This is a favorite of visitors to OKC, not only for the scenery but because of the learning experience. Your water taxi captain is usually more than willing to share some interesting historical tidbits about the city. As an added bonus, it’s also an easy way to get to some of the most popular spots in town.
Visit Beautiful Lake Hefner
If you come to Oklahoma and didn’t visit one of our lakes, did you even come? Lake Hefner happens to be one of the most popular and beautiful lakes around OKC. It’s famous for all the incredible activities it has to offer.
Hit a trail by foot or bike, head to the Lake Hefner golf course for an affordable round of golf, or pack an outdoor picnic for the whole family. There are tons to do at Lake Hefner, making it a must-see for any visitor.
Take the kids to White Water Bay and Frontier City
Traveling with the family? Hit one of Oklahoma City’s famous amusement parks for a day of entertaining fun.
White Water Bay and Frontier City are two historic parks that families have been going to for generations. If you’re here in the summer, White Water Bay is the perfect place to cool off, while Frontier City is an ode to OKC’s incredible frontier history and offers tons of rides for all ages.
Take in the arts at Shakespeare in the Park
Like many of the major cities in the U.S., Oklahoma City has its pulse on the arts. Every summer, OKC natives enjoy evenings in the park watching famous Shakespeare plays.
Performed at the famous Myriad Gardens Water Stage, visitors can relax and take in shows like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Be sure to check out their website and learn all about how to get tickets to this unique theatrical experience.
Catch Live Music in the great outdoors
Oklahoma City’s music scene is hopping, so what better way is there to take it all in than at a live outdoor show? We have several venues that book a variety of artists each summer.
Looking for a show? Check out the Zoo Amphitheater, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and the Sunday Twilight Concert Series at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. No matter what kind of music you like, you’re bound to find something to share with your whole group.
This is just the beginning of all the incredible outdoor events and activities you can take advantage of in OKC. Hopefully, this list is a good starting point for anyone looking to get a little fresh air with a side of entertainment.