Expectant couples wanting to spend time alone together in a peaceful, scenic area choose Oklahoma as their babymoon destination. Look forward to exploring Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, or embark on big city adventures in Tulsa. From charming small towns to wide-open areas teeming with interesting wildlife, there’s something for everyone in this humble state. Book a stay at a Oklahoma vacation rental for your upcoming babymoon. Check out the most relaxing cities and towns in Oklahoma.
A vacation rental in Ardmore puts you near water adventures at Lake Murray and trails for walking and hiking at Lake Murray State Park. Spend some time planning for your new baby while you enjoy a dinner cruise or a boat ride with Lake Murray Water Sports, or bond over an intimate dinner for two at El Tapatio Cafe. Ardmore is also popular with horse enthusiasts, with access to the Hardy Murphy Coliseum and Johnson Performance Horses. Catch a show at the Charles B. Goddard Center before you head back to your vacation rental for some quiet one-on-one time.
Wildlife enthusiasts choose Bartlesville for their vacation destination so they can watch the animals roaming at the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve in nearby Oklahoma City or the Woolaroc Wildlife Reserve in Bartlesville. This small Oklahoma town offers historical and educational experiences at the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum and sight-seeing adventures on a Bartlesville Heritage Walking Tour. Stop in at the 1903 Santa Fe Engine and Depot that’s the spotlight of the downtown area, and then enjoy a relaxing afternoon of facials, manicures, and pedicures at the Indulge Salon and Day Spa. Top off an evening of your Bartlesville babymoon with a romantic dinner at Murphy’s Original Steak House.
Take in the Midwest charm of Edmond, and spend your babymoon enjoying its small-town way of life along with the attractions of nearby Oklahoma City. Start your adventures by attending a live rodeo at the Lazy E Arena, or soak in the history of the town on a guided tour of the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum and the Edmond Historic Society. When the summer heat is beating down, cool off at the Barnett Field Splash Pad. Drive over to Oklahoma City to visit the nearby Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum or the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. Dining options in Edmond give you plenty of variety, from fresh seafood at the Fish City Grill to spicy Mexican fare at Zarate’s Latin Mexican Grill.
If you’re looking for some stunning scenic views and fresh air, then make Lawton your vacation destination for your babymoon. One of the most popular attractions for Lawton visitors who want to spend time seeing the sights is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. During your visit to the wildlife refuge, you can see roaming wildlife, such as free-range buffalo, deer, longhorn cattle, and elk. When you want to enjoy live entertainment, head to the McMahon Memorial Auditorium to catch a concert or play after a scrumptious dinner at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant or the Backporch Drafthouse. History buffs flock to the 1869 army fort at Fort Still and the Museum of the Great Plains. There are plenty of opportunities to spruce up your mom-to-be look and relax when you book an appointment at the RENIU Laser Day Spa and Salon.
5. Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow is a mecca for outdoor entertainment, and it’s an ideal place to bond with your sweetheart in a cozy vacation rental. Take a romantic stroll on the trails of the Ray Harral Nature Center and Park, and stop for a picnic lunch to satisfy your cravings. If you can still swing a golf club at this point in your pregnancy, get in nine or 18 holes at the Forest Ridge Golf Club. Broken Arrow is also rich in historical attractions, with tours of the Military History Center and an original train depot in the downtown area. The Rose District is also a must-see, giving you access to fresh produce at the farmers market and local art at Pinot’s Palette.
When you’re craving big-city fun, Tulsa is the obvious choice for your Oklahoma babymoon. Browse the masterpieces at the Philbrook Museum of Art, or chat with local artists on the First Friday Art Crawl in the studios and galleries along the Brady Arts District. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum provides you both with an out-of-this world experience, or view the sea creatures at the Tulsa Aquarium. You and your beloved can see the blooming flowers in the spring and the fall foliage on a leisurely walk through Woodward Park’s gardens. If you’re up for a bigger challenge, trek on the trails of the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness area. Before you retreat back to your vacation rental, enjoy some gourmet American cuisine at The Chalkboard or Italian fare at Andolini’s Pizzeria.
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