9 a.m. Myriad Botanical Garden
A 15-acre natural space in the middle of downtown requires plenty of time to explore. Meander through ornamental gardens, a children’s garden and the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, which has 750 varieties of plants and a sky bridge to view it all from.
Noon: Nic’s Grill
OKC is home of the onion burger, a greasy concoction of hamburger meat mixed with caramelized onions for a delicious guilty pleasure. Nic’s Grill is one of the best places to try one, and its old-school atmosphere is delightful.
3 p.m. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Spend a few hours walking through a timeline of events surrounding the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the years following. The museum includes a “Field of Empty Chairs” representing the 168 lives lost.
7 p.m. Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse
Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse offers over 500 labels of wine. Pair your glass with the dry-aged 24-ounce cowboy-cut ribeye and a side of jalapeño bacon mac and cheese.
9 p.m. Bricktown
Home to more than 45 restaurants, bars, retail shops, family-friendly attractions, public art, museums and galleries, Bricktown is the cherry on top of your day. Take it in from a water taxi. Tip: Your tickets last all day, so hop on and off as you choose.
9 a.m. Midtown
While Oklahoma City offers many vibrant districts to explore during your trip, Midtown is a sure bet that’s not to be missed. It’s home of the famous Ambassador Hotel, an escape room attraction, The Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, plus tons of shopping and dining. This area is close to the downtown core of the city and hosts events throughout the year so check the calendar before you go.
11:30 a.m. Sunday Gospel Brunch at The Boom
Go out with a bang and munch on brunch at The Boom as you watch an irreverent drag performance by Kitty Bob and Norma Jean. According to 405 Magazine, the performance includes “good-natured (hilariously harsh) teasing.” Try the popular omelets or chow down on the breakfast burger or smoked salmon bagel.