OKC Nightlife, Dining and Shopping Chick Trip
Experience the best of Oklahoma City shopping, gourmet dining and kick-your-heels-up nightlife.
There’s nothing a girl likes better than good shopping, good friends and good food. With this fun and flirtatious girlfriend getaway itinerary, Oklahoma City is your playground.
Afternoon - Lunch with your ladies in the Western Avenue area. Saturn Grill, Bin 73, Camille’s and Café Nova are local gourmet eateries with delicious dishes. After you dine, pop by Coco Flow chocolate shop for a sinful sweet or chocolate treat.
No trip down Western Avenue is complete without a visit to the many outstanding boutiques. The French Cowgirl has whimsical and clever items — many with an Oklahoma slant, and while you’re in the mood, see Blue Seven on May Avenue.
Shopping complete, give the past a nod at the state-of-the-art Oklahoma History Center. Make bets on who can retain the most interesting Oklahoma tidbit or remember facts on the famous and infamous state history. Must-sees include an exhibit featuring a 1950s-style pink kitchen and 1930s house — treasures from the past that only a real lady could love. Stop by the gift shop for family souvenirs or nibble on a snack at the third-floor Winnie Mae Café.
Evening - Head to the swanky Skirvin Hotel and order a martini at the Red Piano Bar during happy hour or at sunset. While you’re at the hotel, shop the elegant Painted Door, and take a photographical lobby tour through the hotel’s famed history.
From the Skirvin Hotel, walk the few blocks north or drive to Red Prime Steakhouse and let the valet handle the downtown parking for you. Enjoy a signature steak dinner in the hip, trendy atmosphere. Then head over to Bricktown and join the nightlife scene with a little ten-pin action at the Red Pin Bowling Lounge. This chic and modern bowling alley is a cool place to party, with late hours, great mood lighting, video walls above the lanes, a fabulous café and a full bar.
Morning - Enjoy sleeping in after your night on the town. Lounge a bit with a good book or enjoy girl talk time with your traveling buddies.
Afternoon - Start your day by perusing the Paseo District and stay for lunch. Poke through the local art galleries and eclectic boutiques of this historic arts district and savor lunch at one of the district’s interesting restaurants. Sip specialty martinis on the patio of the Paseo Grill overlooking the Spanish villa-style art galleries of the area.
Continue your art walk in the downtown area with a visit to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art where you'll find the world's most comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly blown glass pieces. Then check out the nearby Artspace at Untitled Gallery and Individual Artists of Oklahoma IAO Gallery.
Evening - Consider dinner and drinks at Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and the Purple Bar. This renovated urban masterpiece is home to some of the most delicious dining in town. Pop into the streetside bakery and pick up a banana cream pie or a fruit tartlet to share with your sisters.
Dancing queens should head to SKKY Bar Ultra Lounge, located above Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse in Bricktown. The high-rise dance club features a 3,000-square-foot deck overlooking Oklahoma City’s nightlife.
If you happen to be in town on a Thursday evening from May to October, head to the rooftop terrace of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for another elevated experience. “Cocktails on the Skyline” pairs refreshing beverages with a stunning view of the Oklahoma City skyline for a cosmopolitan party atmosphere.