11 Out Of This World Summer Day Trips To Take In Oklahoma
When it’s summer in the great state of Oklahoma, we head outside to enjoy a little warm-weather fun. Oklahoma day trips are a great way to explore the state and discover new experiences for yourself. From natural springs and water parks to underground tunnels and museums, here are 11 of the best day trips in Oklahoma to add to your summer bucket list itinerary.
Don’t these Oklahoma day trips all look so fun? What other summer adventures would you recommend to our readers? If you’re looking for even more day trips from OKC, be sure to check out the town of Pawhuska.
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Best day trips in Oklahoma
Where can I take a river day trip in Oklahoma?
You can take a river day trip in Oklahoma to many of the state's mighty fine rivers. Here are a few that are worth exploring:
- Red River
- Arkansas River
- Cimarron River
- Illinois River
Oklahoma is home to some spectacular waterways, of which scores of rivers are among them. If you’re looking for a great river day trip in Oklahoma, you might embark upon an excursion with the folks at the Eagle Bluff Resort. They offer both day and overnight multi-mile float trips along the Illinois River which take you through some of the most scenic parts of the state. It’s a great option for families, groups of friends, as a corporate team-building activity, a girls' or guys' trip...any kind of group at all!
I heard that there is a Donut Trail in Oklahoma?
You heard right, there is a Donut Trail in Oklahoma, and it is downright delicious! It’s the stuff that dreams are made of! The Donut Trail spans some 171 miles from a place called Our Daily Donut Co. in Owasso at the east end, all the way to Polar Donuts in Oklahoma City at the far southwest end. All along the way you’ll be regaled by the classics: cinnamon swirls, powdered, glazed, jelly-filled, chocolate, sprinkles, and yes, maple with bacon! You name it and it’s along the trail, which covers seven places in all. It’s a true sugar rush!
I’m looking for a botanical garden in Oklahoma.
There are several dotted throughout the state and one of the largest and most beautiful is the Tulsa Botanical Garden. The property spans an estimated 170 acres (it is always expanding) highlighting thousands of multi-hued flowers and verdant plants of almost every species you can imagine. You could literally spend hours here, there is so much to see and do. It’s also a great multi-generational day trip option because the pace can be at whatever works for everyone in your party. Be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself as you meander about this wonderful city amenity.