You don’t have to sit at home all summer just to avoid the heat. Take a little getaway trip with your S.O. or the kiddos or even a zen solo trip. Get out of the house and explore your own state. These adventures aren’t that far and you can most likely make it there on one tank of gas. No excuses. Just hop in the car already and take off down the road. What’s more freeing than a weekend away to clear your head.
Talimena National Scenic Byway is beautiful no matter what season. It always has gorgeous scenery and interesting sites to visit. It is a 54 mile stretch where you can enjoy wildlife and foliage. There are historic cabins and train cars to check out along your drive. Of course, just driving down the byway is interesting enough in itself. You can camp and hike in the Ouachita National Forrest or rent a cabin for glamping. A mini road trip never seemed more exhilarating.
Spice up your weekend adventure with a trip to Meadowlake Ranch Bed and Breakfast. Here you can stay in authentic native American tipi for the night. Each tipi has a modern bathroom so don’t fret too much, we wouldn’t suggest you do your business in the woods. That may be a little too adventurous. The tipis are located near a lovely trickling brook and waterfall to soothe your worries away while you feel like you’re having a Western experience.
Maybe roughing it is a bit much for you this weekend. You want to be pampered and live in the lap of luxury for a while. Choose from a variety of suites and cottages for your stay. At Echo Canyon Spa and Resort, you will be treated to the full service five-star Aloha Spa and a five-star restaurant, The Baron of Beef. Here you will forget about the work week and completely be able to treat yourself. Although only an hour and 15 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, it will feel like you’re in another world.
Feel like you’re not even apart of this era at the Victorian Lady Bed and Breakfast in Jenks. Each room is decorated with vintage Victorian furniture so that you can truly feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Despite the lavish old décor, all suites have modern amenities. Lounge and converse in the parlor or take a walk in the perennial gardens and imagine yourself as Jane Eyre. Go “into town’ to enjoy shopping and various dining options.
Get lost in your own state and state of mind with these relaxing Oklahoma getaways.