While Tulsa, Oklahoma offers plenty of activities and entertainment for couples, sometimes you just need to expand your horizons and explore other cities and towns. Plan a romantic weekend getaway filled with water sports at Eufaula Lake, or see the big city attractions in Oklahoma City while walking hand-in-hand with your sweetheart through the Boathouse District. Book a stay at one of many Tusla vacation rentals for a day, then venture off to explore the rest of Oklahoma. Consider these cities for your next getaway.

1. Davis

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Drive two hours and 45 minutes from Tulsa to reach one of the most romantic spots in the state. Turner Falls Park in Davis features a 77-foot waterfall that sets the scene for romance. Spend your weekend taking a dip in the swimming holes or bundling up to tour the caves together. When you both are craving adventure, opt for a ziplining excursion with Turner Falls Zipline, or pack a picnic lunch and hike the park’s trails. Treat your sweetie to something sweet when shopping the specialty shops in the downtown area, such as Bedre Fine Chocolates.

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2. Hinton

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Couples who love the outdoors enjoy romantic weekend getaways in close proximity to Red Rock Canyon State Park. After a two and a half hour drive from Tulsa to Hinton, find yourselves hiking the trails and snapping a selfie together along the red rock walls of the canyons. The trails of the park feature artifacts such as an old wagon wheel. Immerse yourselves in the history of the city with a romantic stroll over the Pony Bridge before enjoying a romantic dinner for two at Bravo’s Mexican Cafe.

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3. Norman

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Treat your loved one to a weekend in a city known for cultural activities. A two-hour drive from Tulsa puts you in close proximity to this city that is home to the Chautauqua and Miller Historic Districts, which feature homes from the early 1900s to tour together. Continue your quest for culture by taking in a show at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. See the Norman Symphony Orchestra or the Norman Ballet on a date night. When you want to explore the great outdoors with your sweetheart, head to Lake Thunderbird State Park for a hike or make a splash at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park and Water Park for the day.

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4. Oklahoma City

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Opt for a big city getaway when you spend your weekend in Oklahoma City. After making the hour and a half trek from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, immerse yourselves in the outdoor adventures that await you in the Boathouse District. Soak up the sun together by kayaking or canoeing with rentals from Riversport Adventure before soaking in the history of the city with tours of the American Banjo Museum or the Oklahoma History Center. Time your trip to coincide with the First Friday Art Walk to fuel your creativity and see the masterpieces at more than 20 galleries. When it’s time to relax and reconnect, treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner at Castle Falls or the Paseo Grill.

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5. Muskogee

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Just a short hour trip from Tulsa to Muskogee puts you in the midst of adventures history buffs love. A romantic getaway in Muskogee gives you access to the 3 Rivers Museum where you and your loved one can learn more about the American West. Cuddle up close together when taking the Haunted History Trolley Tour, or broaden your cultural horizons by taking in a performance at the Roxy Theater. Muskogee is also a mecca for outdoor attractions, including the Georgia-Pacific Butterfly Park, which offers a romantic setting for a gentle kiss or a proposal. When you both want to make a splash, head over to the River Country Family Water Park to glide down the slides.

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6. Indiahoma

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Explore the great outdoors with that special someone when making the three-hour drive from Tulsa to Indiahoma. Make this Oklahoma city your vacation destination and find yourselves in the heart of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, which offers more than 59,000 acres of land with roaming deer, elk, buffalo, and Texas Longhorn cattle. When the weather is warm, take a dip in Cache Creek or opt for a guided tour of the Quanah Parker Nature and Visitor Center. After an adventurous Saturday or Sunday, enjoy an intimate dinner for two at the Old Plantation Restaurant.

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7. Eufaula

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Find yourselves on 600 miles of shoreline when you make Eufaula your vacation destination for the weekend. Located an hour and a half from Tulsa, Eufaula offers water adventures with close proximity to Eufaula Lake where you can tube, fish, or kayak on a Saturday afternoon. Challenge your significant other to a challenging game of golf at Fountainhead Creek Golf Club, or select some fresh produce at Hoepfner’s Kiwi Farm. Top off a weekend evening with some toe-tapping music at the Rockin Country Bar before heading back to your cozy vacation rental for some one-on-one time together.

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