The Ouachita Mountains in the southeast, the mountains of the Arkansas River Valley, and the Ozark Plateau with its river valleys between rolling hills and plains, invites you to a beautiful natural setting in Oklahoma for your family vacation in the South Central region of the United States. Be close to where you want to be with home-based conveniences. Vacation rental accommodations are a popular alternative to staying in a hotel. Discover amazing aquariums, water parks and kid-friendly museums. Set within 120 beautiful acres, there are 1800 animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. Rare and endangered animals can be seen at the Tulsa Zoo and head to the exotic exhibit of the Tropical American Rainforest, home to beautiful birds, small monkeys, as well as native species. Walk through the shark tunnel at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
Make your plans. Pack the lunches you made in the kitchen of your vacation rental accommodations and head out to the famous Route 66. Drive through charming communities and discover historical landmarks along the 426 mile drive. Lodging in privately-owned vacation rentals are a terrific choice for accommodation suitable for family holidays. Stay in the heart of city in a condo rental or enjoy the natural setting of vacation rentals in the countryside. In September, visit the Oklahoma State Fair which has been held for over 100 years. Watch the fireworks light up the sky at Edmond on the 4th of July. There is the Watonga Cheese Festival, the Watermelon Festival at Rush Springs and the juicy Onion-Fried Burger Days at El Reno.
Add a cultural note to your natural vacation experience. The inviting Arts Districts throughout Oklahoma are known for world-class theatres and musical venues, and the works of artisans. Listen to bluegrass, country, rock, folk and jazz at one of the many events. Oklahoma celebrates its music legends: Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Woody Guthrie. Enjoy classical music or a play. Dine at trendy restaurants and see artists displaying their skills.
With over 250 museums, there is something that will interest you: space exploration, western art and artifacts, or natural history including dinosaur fossils. Explore the legacy of Native and African-American history. Join in the mulch-cultural celebrations: Oktoberfest, the Asian Festival and the Czech Festival. The three-day International Festival held at Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton during September showcases live music, international customs – music, dance and food – from all around the world, along with carnival rides and slides in the children zone.
With Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, you have privately-owned accommodation that is just right for you – whether you are with a group of friends, your family, travelling solo or with a companion. Choose from condo rentals, cottages, cabins and holiday homes.