Oklahoma City :: Road Trips from Fort Worth

Visit Oklahoma City during a road trip.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is the state’s capital and largest city. With one of the world’s largest livestock markets, you won’t feel too far from home when traveling from Fort Worth. The drive is around three hours and, if you plan to fly, prepare for a short flight of around an hour and a few minutes. It is also known for its rich history with oil mining, in which oil, natural gas, and petroleum are its economy’s largest sector.

What to Do

Bricktown // This vibrant entertainment district has lots of shopping, art, music, and more. It’s where the cool kids hang out. The Bricktown Water Taxi is a MUST whether for a river tour or a dinner cruise.

National Stockyard Exchange // Want to take some cattle home? There’s a live auction every Monday and Tuesday. Eat at the Cattleman’s restaurant and buy all your western attire at Langston’s Western Wear.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art // For all the creatives, a trip to this museum is a must. Current exhibitions include Moving Vision, Postwar Abstraction, From the Golden Age to the Moving Image, and an exhibit by Dale Chihuly.

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden // This is a wonderful destination to hang out with the family. Check out the cool animals and greenery.

Oklahoma Memorial and Museum // Unfortunately, you may only know a little about OKC and the infamous incident that changed the course of this city forever. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb in front of the Alred P. Murrah Federal Building killing 168 people. To commemorate such a horrific day, the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum opened in 2000. Every year on April 19, survivors, family, and friends come to read the names of those they lost. The memorial and museum is a way to pay homage to those who lost their lives during the OKC bombing. Plan to stay around one to two hours.

Wheeler Ferris Wheel // For an amazing date night, right before sunset, visit the Wheeler Ferris Wheel, which stands 100 feet tall and overlooks the Oklahoma River.

Where to Eat

Brielle’s Bistro // This bistro offers Southern comfort food, all from scratch with a Cajun/Creole feel.

Café 420 Alkaline-Plant Based Shop // Vegans and vegetarians can dine on plant-based tasty dishes. 

Culture Coffee // Everyone needs a coffee pick me up on their vacation. Culture Coffee offers handmade lattes, expressos, and freshly brewed coffee. 

The Social Capital // Every Texan looks for a good taco in other cities. This is the place to be for great tacos and rooftop dining!

eggplant pizzaEmpire Slice House // And who doesn’t love pizza? Empire Slice house offers 20 in New-York style pies and they are delicious.

Café Kacao // For our breakfast and brunch crowd, visit this family owned restaurant, offering Latin American cuisine.

The Garage Burger and Beer // For your burger fix, this restaurant is a great place to dine to get a delicious, juicy burger.

Nashbird // For a taste of Nashville in OKC, order some amazing chicken from Nashbird. It offers chicken as sandwiches, wraps, salads, atop of mac and cheese, and more!

Pie Junkie // And for a piece of beautiful pie, check out Pie Junkie, where you are sure to find the pie of your dreams. Order ahead of time or come early because it’s known to sell out of popular flavors.

Where to Stay

Colcord Hotel // For a boutique retreat, the Colcord Hotel is a great option. It has been completely remodeled and is located in the heart of downtown.

Sheraton Downtown Hotel // This is a great option for those wanting to stay in the city.

Riverwind Casino /// Want a little gambling? This is a wonderful option. We all know casinos are known for their delicious food, luxury rooms, and, of course, casino games to make you a little richer.

Bradford House // With 36 rooms, this modern bed and breakfast features cozy amenities along with a restaurant and bar.

The WangShi Chinese Palace // For an escape to a Chinese palace, this place can’t be beat. With an extensive list of amenities including balcony and patio swings to pet grooming, this bed and breakfast is a winner!

Rockwell RV Park // Looking for a campground? Here’s a nice option for those looking to be in the great outdoors.

Orr Family Farm // This is a unique American western-themed camping ground where you can stay in pioneer wagons, cabins, or teepees. It is a truly magical experience.

Oklahoma East KOA Holiday // This campground covers all your camping wants and needs and is only 15 minutes from downtown OKC.

For more driving destination ideas, check out Fort Worth Moms “Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth.”

For more information about Oklahoma City, visit our sister site Oklahoma City Mom.

For more driving destination ideas, check out Fort Worth Moms “Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth.”

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AdrianneAdrianne is a writer for Fort Worth Moms. She hails from the great city of Chicago, but has been a Texan for eight years now, y’all! She’s married to her wonderful husband, Brandon, who was a long distance, Facebook love that she met thanks to a mutual friend. Together they have a two-year-old daughter named Zoey. She is a professional school counselor and owner of Everyday Occasion Event Planning. She loves a good celebration and anything Christmas! Motherhood has been the most rewarding and challenging time of her life, and she can’t wait to share it with you!