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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Up, up and away!

WRWA terminal expansion

It’s no secret that Oklahoma City’s central location is one of the many advantages of living here, especially during vacation season. Being equidistant from both costs makes traveling easy, and a key connector between OKC and the rest of the world is Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA).

WRWA accommodates four million travelers each year and serves 28 nonstop airports with an average of 74 daily departures. Most recently, American Airlines announced that it will begin new nonstop service to Miami beginning December 2019. Recently, the airport broke ground on an $89 million renovation project, meaning that WRWA will only improve in the coming years. The renovation will add four new airline gates, a consolidated security checkpoint and a greeting lounge space. The airport expansion project will also include a massive art project by local artist Matt Goad. Learn more about updates at the airport at VeloCityOKC.com.

aviation, Visit OKC
Posted by: Kaylee Terracina
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Itís an adventure in June in OKC

Adventure District

The OKC Convention and Visitors Bureau’s monthly video this month is all about the goings-on at the Adventure District, which is apropos due the fact that so much action is occurring there in June. If you’re new to OKC, you may not be aware of all the cool ways there are to experience unique-to-OKC offerings and more in the Adventure District. Check out the video below for more!

Adventure District, Visit OKC
Posted by: Nate Fisher
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Only in OKC: May

Spring has officially sprung in Oklahoma City and the month of May is packed with amazing outdoor activities for the whole family. Check out this month’s Only in OKC video for more.

Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Activity abounds in April in OKC

Memorial Marathon Runner

Have you seen this month’s “What to do in OKC” video from our colleagues at the OKC CVB? April is a busy month in OKC and there is plenty to see and do! Indulge in being a tourist in your own town as the OKC Memorial Marathon, the Festival of the Arts and more happen this month. Check it out and enjoy all that OKC has to offer for both residents and visitors in April!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bookmark it

VisitOKC YouTube

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an awesome video worth? For some of the best videos on Oklahoma City we suggest you bookmark the Visit OKC YouTube page. If you are a newcomer to OKC it is a great place to learn about what to do in the 4-0-5. Our friends at the Oklahoma City and Convention and Visitors Bureau keep it updated with great videos on all our attractions, exciting districts, fun events and so much more.

Check out this great resource for a crash course on all things fun in OKC!

attractions, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Be sure to do the OKC Zoo

OKC Zoo Lion

One thing that can surprise newcomers and visitors to Oklahoma City is that we have one of the best-ranked and largest zoos in America. With 100 acres and more than 1,900 animals, there is a reason the Oklahoma City Zoo is on every local’s must-do list. With an array of gorgeous habitats, it should come as no surprise that people are known to spend entire days there. And who can blame them? With plenty to eat, watch and experience there’s never a shortage of wild things to do.

The Oklahoma City Zoo welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year and is located in the Adventure District, just northeast of downtown.

The zoo has been a priority of our city since pre-statehood days. The zoo opened in 1902 in what was then called Wheeler Park. Damages from the flooding of the Oklahoma River eventually forced the zoo to move to its present day location in 1920. In 1990, the residents of Oklahoma City voted for a 1/8-of-a-cent sales tax to help fund the zoo.

The zoo is also in the early stages of planning for a $71 million renovation that could bring more exciting exhibits and amenities to the world-class attraction.

zoo, Adventure District, attractions, family-friendly, Oklahoma City history, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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February in OKC

Still looking for a good date night idea? Don’t worry—as always, our friends at the CVB are here to help with their monthly video covering some of the best things going on in OKC. This month in OKC you can rock out at the Jones Assembly, try brunch at Osteria and shop at Affair of the Heart.

Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Winter Visitors Guide

Visitor Guide

Have some friends or family coming to town or simply need another resource to help you discover more of Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Vistors Guide is a magazine you need to get to know.

The Visitors Guide includes everything from festival and event listings, district guides, great info on the streetcar and even a list of OKC’s best cocktails. With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might even get some great ideas of how to spend that special evening with that special someone.

publication, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OKC is food city

OKC Restaurant

Early this year, when Oklahoma City’s-own Nonesuch was named America’s Best New Restaurant by Bon Appetit many across the country were probably surprised to hear about culinary excellence in the heartland. However, you don’t have to live here long to figure out that OKC has quickly become a culinary capital.

Frankly, the diversity of our food scene shocks many outsiders. From some of the best Vietnamese food in the U.S. to prime steaks and even sea food, the metro has something for all taste buds.

In an attempt to share some of the excitement around food options in Oklahoma City, the Chamber has a new story feature at www.greateroklahomacity.com/foodcity. The story takes a look at different dining options in Oklahoma City’s districts. With a format intended to be easily shared with clients, coworkers and friends, “Food City” demonstrates how Oklahoma City’s pioneering spirit shows up in the wide range of cuisine options available in OKC. From old favorites like Cattlemen's and Cheever's to new award winners like Nonesuch, the feature walks the reader through how the ever evolving food scene in Oklahoma City has made the region destination for food.

food, restaurants, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December in Oklahoma City

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, it is officially time for the holidays as the calendar turned to December and you know Oklahoma City does this time of year right. Check out all the great events going on this month via our friends at the OKC CVB.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Free in OKC

In Oklahoma City you don’t have to have a big pocketbook to have a great time. In fact, there are many great activities you can do for the low, low price of free. That’s right, from museum admission, to water taxi rides and even story time in the park, the fall offers some great events for free. Check out the video for more.

attractions, free, holiday, museums, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Guthrieís Historic District is called one of the best neighborhoods in America.

Historic Downtown Guthrie

This story originally ran on VeloCityokc.com.

Anyone who’s taken a stroll through Guthrie’s Historic District will vouch: It’s one of the most gorgeous neighborhoods in the nation and easily one of the most underrated attractions in Oklahoma in its entirety. Well, we actually won’t be able to say “underrated” for much longer: Guthrie’s Historic District was recently rated by the American Planning Association (APA) to be one of the five best neighborhoods in the entire country. With the Canalway Cultural District in Lowell, MA; the Village of Shelburne Falls in Shelburne and Buckland, MA; Historic Downtown Georgetown in Georgetown, TX; and Ghent in Norfolk, VA as its list mates, Guthrie’s Historic District finds itself in good (and prestigious) company.

“APA’s Great Places in America recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces — three essential components of all communities. These authentic places have been shaped by forward thinking planning that showcases affordable transportation options, promotes community involvement and accessibility, and fosters economic opportunity.”

You can read an article about this and view the APA’s best public spaces and streets on NextCity.

Visit OKC, accolade, attractions, day-trip, Guthrie, history
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

November in OKC

If you thought Thanksgiving coming around the corner was going to give you a break from the action in OKC, you would be mistaken. November is action-packed with amazing concerts, new art exhibits, world-class sporting events and even a visit from comedy superstar Kevin Hart. Watch this month’s November in OKC video for more. 

Visit OKC, arts and culture, concerts, live music, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October in OKC

Concerts galore, Halloweens fright fests, world-class art exhibits and more special events than you can shake a stick at it. If you are looking for a good time, October in the 4-0-5 is the place to be. Check out this video from our friends at VisitOKC for more.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Horse Show Capital

Oklahoma City is unique for many different reasons. You can whitewater raft in downtown, our city was founded in a day and the parking meter was invented here, just to name a few.

On that note, you may be surprised to learn that we are considered the “Horse Show Capital of the World,” hosting more national and international equine championships than any place on the globe. Horse shows are a great way to see lots of action at an affordable price (many don’t charge admission).

In a single year, OKC hosts more than a dozen horse shows with an economic impact of $126.5 million. For horse riders and admirers alike, there’s no better place for the equestrian aficionado than OKC.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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September in OKC

Be sure to get your rest because September is a busy month in Oklahoma City (if you like to have fun). The State Fair of Oklahoma, Plaza District Festival, Oklahoma River Regatta Festival and Banjo Fest all take place this month. If that is not enough there is more live music than we can list and an exciting new exhibit is opening up at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Be sure to check out this month’s video from our friends at the CVB to stay on top of the action.

Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August in OKC

The Convention and Visitors Bureau has a brand new video out to talk about August in the city. With 12 concerts, 3 festivals, and other local events in art and culture, stay tuned and get informed with August in OKC.

arts and culture, attractions, festivals, live music, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July in OKC

July is a busy month in the 4-0-5 with 16 home games for your Dodgers, OKC 4th Fest, a ton of great concerts and so much more. Let our friends over at the CVB fill you in with their July in OKC video.

Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A handy guide to visiting the 4-0-5

The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau released their Spring/Summer Official Visitors Guide, highlighting the beauty we all know resides in the heart of OKC. Whether it’s outdoor jazz tunes at the Deep Deuce Sessions, Western-style whiskey or fare at McClintock Saloon & Chop House in the Stockyards or an eclectic street scene at the Paseo District’s First Friday Gallery Walk, the Visitors Guide encapsulates all the brilliance and discovery Oklahoma City has to offer.

The guide presents sections on arts, culture, dining, outdoor activity, cocktails, brews, family fun and live entertainment venues, as well as supplying a packed city event calendar. The Spring/Summer Visitors Guide by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau is the top document for native Oklahomans and new adventurers alike.

Get your Visitors Guide here; while you’re looking around, make sure to scope out the visitokc.com website for all the amazing things our city has to offer.

attractions, publication, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

June in OKC


June is one of the busiest months of the year in OKC. Annual events like the deadCenter Film Festival, NCAA Softball Championships, Red Earth and Prix de West draw some of the biggest crowds of the year. Luckily our friends over at the Convention and Visitors Bureau have all the action covered in their monthly events video.

arts and culture, festivals, live sporting events, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Resources for visitors

OKC Skyline

So you just moved to Oklahoma City and now friends and family want to come visit you in your new hometown, what next? Well, if you want to show your guests the best of OKC, get to know www.visitokc.com. Run by our friends at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, the site is a spectacular resource for all things Oklahoma City: It has everything you would want to know about upcoming events, attractions, restaurants, trip ideas and more. For visitors and residents alike, this is an extremely useful website you shouldn’t ignore!

attractions, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What to see OKC

Our friends over at the Convention and Visitors Bureau create a lot of great content. And, contrary to popular belief, their website isn’t just for visitors!

VisitOKC.com features all the latest happenings in OKC, from the latest events to the best local restaurants even some locals don’t know about. They even have monthly “What to see in OKC” videos filled with the biggest shows, events and other attractions taking place in the City that month in under 2 minutes. In fact, the one for September can be found here, highlighting the Oklahoma State Fair, Disney on Ice, upcoming concerts and more.

So, if you’re interested in being “in the know” and have some serious FOMO (Fear of missing out… We millennials have some odd phrases), just check back in to the VisitOKC website each month or follow them on Instagram @VisitOKC to stay updated with the latest.  

attractions, concerts, restaurants, State Fair Park, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July in OKC

Have you seen this month’s “What to OKC” video from our colleagues at the OKC CVB? If you have friends/fam coming to visit, or just want to be a tourist in your own town, visitokc.com and these monthly video features are great resources, fam. Get fired up with Dodgers baseball, Disney songs, Energy FC soccer, Rick Springfield, Garth Brooks, a great Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the OKC MOA, Macca, West Side Story and more. Check it out below!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Your newest guide to OK (See) attractions

Whether you’re just visiting Oklahoma City or you’re a long-time resident, the Visitor’s Guide is a great resource to learn the ins and outs of OKC. Published and updated twice each year, the Visitor’s guide can give you ideas for dining, shopping and recreation with a map to help get you where you need to go. The Oklahoma City Visitors Guide is available in magazine version by request or as a digital version online.










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attractions, restaurants, shopping, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Our Handy Guide to Visiting

Visitors Guides

Have some friends or family coming to town or simply need another resource to help you discover more of Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Visitors Guide is a magazine you need to get to know.

If there is fun to be had in OKC, you will find the info you need inside. Everything from festival and event listings, district guides and even some ideas of free things to do dot the pages. If you want to be a true resident of Oklahoma City be sure to check out Iconic OKC to check off stuff from your OKC bucket list. With Valentine’s Day around the corner you might even get some great ideas of how to spend that special evening with that special someone.

attractions, Oklahoma City, publication, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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What to See in #OKC

Thanks to our friends at VisitOKC.com, each month you can take your own virtual tour with a new “What to OKC” video highlighting that month’s events and attractions. And then you can dive deeper to get area highlights and happenings, as well as local trips for your specific interest – outdoors, sports, history, the arts, nightlife and more.

The videos post to the main page of VisitOKC.com at the beginning of each month. You can check out February’s video now. You should also visit the VisitOKC YouTube channel to catch up on past videos you missed (along with other great content). 

While we at The Better Life Blog can’t imagine living anywhere else, we realize that Oklahoma City certainly would be fun to visit as well.

attractions, Visit OKC
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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