Located in the Heartland of America, Oklahoma is a state rich with culture, diversity and natural beauty. Whether you live in a urban or rural area, the state is bustling with fun and exciting places to take your date. Brush up on all the state has to offer and you'll be able to plan an unforgettable 1st, 2nd and even 50th date.
The Bricktown Entertainment District is the epicenter of arts and culture in Oklahoma City. Located in the heart of downtown, Bricktown is home to a variety of events and attractions guaranteed to impress your date. Treat your sweetie to a romantic water taxi ride on the Bricktown Canal or enjoy a more artistic atmosphere at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Cap off your night with dinner and drinks at one of Bricktown's many top-of-the-line restaurants, nightclubs or bars. The Bricktown OKC website lists Skyybar Ultra Lounge, Coyote Ugly and Rok Bar are among the many nightlife destinations in the downtown area.
Ride off into the sunset with your date at one of the many riding trails, horse farms or dude ranches in Oklahoma. The state’s rolling plains and diverse wildlife provide the perfect setting for a trek into the countryside with your date. According to its website, Thunderbird Riding Stables offers unsupervised rides on more than 500 acres of land inhabited by wildlife ranging from rabbits and geese to deer and wild turkey.
Get your date off to a thundering start with a night of courtside excitement at an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game at the Oklahoma City Arena. The OKC Thunder -- originally the Seattle Supersonics--are part of the Northwest Division in the NBA’s Western Conference and face off regularly against other well-known teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic. If baseball is your thing, take your date to a Redhawks game at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in down town OKC. Enjoy a single game or treat your date to season tickets of either sport.
Take your date for a walk on the wild side with a trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. According to OKCZoo.com, this 110-acre habitat is home to more than 1,700 animals, including apes, lions, elephants and reptiles. The zoo also features a butterfly garden that is sure to make your date’s heart flutter. Catch a ride on the Safari Tram for a narrated tour of the zoo, or enjoy some one-one-one time with a tranquil ride in the swan paddle boats.
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- A timed exposure of downtown Oklahoma city at night. image by JKeen from Fotolia.com