Whether you’re in the midst of an Americana pilgrimage on mythic Route 66, or simply looking for a fresh new place to get your kicks, there is no more appealing distraction than Tulsa, Oklahoma. Situated along the legendary highway and famed throughout the state for its artistic spirit, Tulsa beckons you to stroll its sunny streets in search of laid-back beauty. Tulsa’s prominent Art Deco architecture—seen on splendid display in downtown Tulsa hotels like The Mayo Hotel —is one of its most appealing draws, but it is far from the only point of pride in “T-Town.” Concerts, ballet, museums, and opera are among the cultural treasures of Tulsa, along with a thriving restaurant and shopping scene. The accessibility of downtown Tulsa rentals means you’ll never be far from Tulsa’s most exquisite offerings.
Downtown Tulsa is dripping with delectable cuisine for every taste, from Western barbecue favorites to savory delicacies from around the world. Sisserou’s Restaurant serves mouthwatering Caribbean dishes adored by locals and visitors alike. Albert G’s Bar & Q boasts classic slow-smoked barbecue dinners, as well as inventive barbecue dishes (such as the Route 66 Nachos) and cocktails. If you crave a refined but offbeat pre-theatre experience, Tallgrass Prairie Table will treat you to reimagined American favorites made from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients; try the slow roasted bone marrow or the short brisket burger. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free palates are all satisfied at Chimera, a craft coffee & cocktail café with a bountiful alternative-diet-friendly menu for every meal of the day.
Tulsa’s romance with the performing arts means that there is an abundance of entertainment to be found after sundown. The BOK Center, where fans go to see rock concerts by music’s megastars, is only the biggest and boldest of Tulsa’s many concert venues. Beautiful, historic Cain’s Ballroom resides in a building that dates from 1924 and hosts musical performances of every genre. A refined, world-class opera experience is the pride of Tulsa Opera, which always presents a full season of varied performance pieces. Swanky cocktail lounges and rustic pubs abound in Tulsa, providing plenty of watering holes to unwind after a performance. And for excitement that lasts all night long, pick any one of Tulsa’s three casinos for the thrill of gaming and the satisfaction of midnight dining. Many of Tulsa’s best hotels, such as the Best Western Plus Downtown Tulsa/Route 66, are mere minutes away from Tulsa’s most exciting after-dark venues, making Tulsa downtown hotels ideal for the traveling night owl.
Cruise in to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and discover an American treasure where beautiful architecture and a top-notch arts scene create a perfect place to rendezvous with your imagination. Whether Tulsa is your destination city or one of your favorite stops along the legendary Route 66, take Travelocity along for the ride, and let us guide and inspire you on your sojourn through this historic gem of the West.