Norman, the state's third-largest city, offers small town charm and college town energy as well as the sophisticated eateries, world-class museums and thriving nightlife of much bigger cities. Discover "Sooner Magic" in Norman with a tour of the historic University of Oklahoma campus and athletic facilities renowned for producing prolific national championships. Take in a Sooner football game in a rowdy stadium packed with 80,000 or so of your new best friends, or cheer the OU basketball team on to victory.
Uncover 4 billion years of natural history at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the nation's largest university-based museum, where towering dinosaur giants amaze visitors. View world-renowned works of art by Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh at The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, which is also conveniently located on the Norman campus. Get back to nature with a camping trip to Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman where you can enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and outstanding bird watching. Go on your own pub crawling adventure as you become part of the lively nightlife scene of Campus Corner where live music filters out of bars and dance music fills trendy nightclubs.
Norman is big enough to offer every lodging choice you could wish for, but friendly enough to make you feel at home where ever you stay. Enjoy a relaxing hotel stay in a well-appointed room, get swept up in a romantic escape at a top notch bed and breakfast inn or surround yourself with OU memorabilia at the one-of-a-kind Sooner Legends Inn & Suites.
Grab your best concert buddy and hit the road to experience one of Oklahoma's first-rate music festivals. Whatever sounds good to your ear—from jazz and heavy metal to classical music and the latest underground sub-genre you haven’t even heard of yet—you'll find a festival in Oklahoma that celebrates it with style.
Shower your loved one with choice chocolates and fresh flowers found in Oklahoma shops. Whether you’re looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day, anniversary or ‘just because’ gift, you can head to one of these Oklahoma businesses for locally-crafted confection creations and beautiful bouquets.
Step back in time and enjoy a show at one of Oklahoma’s many historic theaters. Go see a film, concert or performing arts event, or simply take in the stunning architecture that makes these time-honored movie houses true Oklahoma landmarks.
There’s more than meets the eye at Oklahoma State Parks. Unique natural features are just some of the wonders waiting to be found.
There’s more than meets the eye at Oklahoma State Parks. Rare wildlife species are just some of the wonders waiting to be found.
Go forth and reclaim your winter with this sampling of Oklahoma's coffee, tea and cocoa hot spots.