Fly To Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - USA
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is located in the south-central area of the United States. It is cowboy country thrown into a mix of a modern and upcoming city making it more than just ‘OK’ to visit. Cheap flights to Oklahoma City await Nigerians seeking a destination with a number of interesting sights and activities.
Requirements for Entry to the United States
All Nigerian nationals and residents must have a passport with a validity period of 6 months or more for the duration of the trop. A tourist visa must be in possession prior to boarding a flight. The visa can be obtained at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the Consulate General in Lagos.
Getting to Oklahoma City from Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
The trip into Oklahoma City is a fast one and is located only 16 km (10 miles) away. The simplest way and the quickest way to get into Oklahoma City from Will Rogers World Airport is by taxi with the airport rates posted. For the most part, everyone has a car in this region and there are several major car rental firms located in the terminal building.
As of now, the Oklahoma City's public transportation system does not serve the airport currently. However, there are airport shuttles via Airport Express and Oklahoma Shuttle/ Lightning Express.
The city is heading for an urban renaissance and now it’s time to discover Oklahoma City’s attractions and activities. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum reconnects the connection West of Wild West and Oklahoma and is every cowboy and western buff's dream come true. Honouring those historical times, everything from artworks of the time, to pop culture items from the cowboy craze of the 1950s to even Native American artefacts can be found here.
The Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum is housed in a former schoolhouse. It is devoted to sharing the life and career of Gene Autry. The memorabilia includes toys, movie posters and records belonging to this singing cowboy from the radio. The Goddard Centre is a museum of visual arts with changing exhibits, to remain fresh and current.
Things to Do
There's never a dull moment in Oklahoma City with something always going on whether it is live entertainment or a baseball game.
Hidden away amongst the city’s skyscrapers and historic business district sits the Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Visitors are treated a large green space that contains an interactive playground area for children, live music at the band shell and plenty of streams, flowers and fauna.
Another green area is along the shores of Oklahoma River. It is an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site with plenty of recreational activities for all. Pack up a lunch and enjoy a relaxing picnic here and an easy escape.
Ambassadors' Concert Choir is a group of gospel singers who perform across the city. Listening isn’t the only options as the audience is encouraged to stand and dance.
Survive the hottest days of summer in Oklahoma by visiting White Water Bay. This water park contains slides and raft rides for family fun.
Oklahoma City is home to several professional sports teams. For basketball fans should take in an Oklahoma City Thunder game or the Oklahoma City RedHawks for baseball; Crusaders of Oklahoma Rugby Football Club and the Oklahoma City Energy Football Club are other professional sports alternatives.
Bricktown is Oklahoma City's district that is where most visitors will stay and contains accommodations, restaurants and entertainment. Places to stay in Oklahoma City are as varied as in any city and cater to every budget. All the major hotel chains in numerous categories and locations are represented as well as B&Bs and motels. Travellers on a budget might choose a self-catering apartment.
Oklahoma City contains a variety of dining options include fine-dining restaurants, bistros, diners, coffee shops and the familiar fast-food franchise eating places. The cuisine ranges from international fare of Asian, Mexican and Italian but the food reaches a whole new level with its Oklahoma’s 'Official State Meal' that is always locally sourced. Make plenty of room for this seven-course cowboy feast that will include chicken-fried steak, barbecued pork, sausage and gravy, biscuits and pecan pie, amongst many other items. For a lighter meal, the city is also best-known steaks and barbecue.
Oklahoma City is spread out. The downtown area is easily navigated by. The public bus service is called 'Embark' and is an easy, convenient and affordable way to see the spread-out city. The Embark transit is even cheaper with their 1-day or 7-day unlimited pass.
The Oklahoma River runs through the downtown area, and the water taxi is yet another scenic and unique way to get about with a stop right in the downtown area.
Oklahoma City isn’t the place where you can step outside and flag a cab. Arrange for a pickup by contacting the Yellow Cab or Checker Cab services.
The city is preparing for an electric streetcar system in the Downtown/Central City area and may be debuting soon.
Best Time to Visit
Oklahoma City gets the largest number of visitors from June through October. August can be brutally hot and humid with temperature known to reach the heights of 45°C. Autumn is the ideal time to visit with sunny days and cooler temperatures ranging from a comfortable from 17°C to 20°C. Rain and tornadoes tend to occur during the springtime months.
Oklahoma City holds plenty of Western allure but is energetic city for adventure, family fun and world-class attractions. Direct flights to Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) depart Lagos with numerous air carriers. Book Oklahoma city flights with Travelstart Nigeria, at best price possible.