Shopping and Dining in Edmond
Schedule a time-out from everyday obligations and embark on a recharging retreat at an Edmond B&B. Add shopping and great tasting cuisine in the energetic suburban city of Edmond and you've got the ingredients for a wonderful escape.
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Afternoon - Check-in time at the Arcadian Inn signals the beginning of this three-day, two-night girlfriend getaway. The Arcadian Inn focuses on pampering visitors in soothing and private surroundings. Hosting guests since 1990, the Arcadian Inn makes its home in a historic Edmond estate with eight themed suites. Extra-special amenities come standard like cozy waffle-weave robes, LCD televisions and DVD players, refrigerator, refreshments and Jacuzzi tub.
Evening - Dine at a local Edmond favorite - Ted's Café Escondido. This Mexican food eatery serves up some of the best tortillas in town, along with a host of other classic south-of-the-border dishes that have earned Ted's top awards. Dig the hot stuff? Order the Atomic Salsa upon arrival and prepare for the spice alarms to sound. Following your fajitas, enjoy a blockbuster at AMC Quail Springs Mall Theatre. This 24-screen multiplex is a great way to view a romantic comedy or tear-jerker in the comfort of LoveSeat stadium-style seating. Afterwards, return to the Arcadian, don your comfy pants, and plan on gourmet snacks, satisfying sodas and a midnight gabfest by the fire.
Morning - The second day of your stay begins with an Arcadian Inn standard — a delicious breakfast served in the privacy of your suite. Count on a daybreak meal with fresh fruit, special recipes and waffles or pancakes with a signature vanilla butter sauce.
Browse a host of delightful shops offering antiques, gifts and fabulous home decor.
Resist the urge to keep the robe on and suit up for a day on the streets of picturesque Edmond. Today’s agenda includes shopping, and there’s much to discover just down the street. Spend the morning hours poking around charming downtown Edmond where you can browse a host of delightful shops offering antiques, gifts and fabulous home décor. The clothing boutiques along Broadway are some of the city’s finest.
Afternoon - Grab a quick bite downtown or linger over an elegant lunch at the cool and classy Café 501, located just east of downtown. An eclectic European menu features hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, rustic pizzas and salads. Oversized desserts like the noteworthy New Orleans Bread Pudding, or Chocolate Lava Cake make a midday meal one to remember.
Spring Creek Plaza is the locale for afternoon shopping where you'll find upscale stores with a fun, suburban vibe. The open-air environment is ideal for strolling recognizable names including Chico’s, Talbots, Coldwater Creek and local children’s boutique Lil Dudes and Divas.
Evening - Head to dinner at Lottinville's Wood Grille in west Edmond. Those in the culinary know pack the parking lot of this locally-owned restaurant renowned for their rotisserie wood grill and supreme seafood offerings. Visit the lounge and full bar or ask to sit near the oversized fireplace. Dessert at Lottinvilles is a scrumptious precursor to spoiling yourselves silly back at the suite.
An in-room spa experience includes a professional therapeutic touch massage arranged by your innkeepers. Pair this with a bubble-based soak in the Jacuzzi tub and a yummy dessert coffee. Then, compare the day’s treasures and take to the couches for a late-night movie in the confines of your room.
Morning - The final morning of your escape begins with round two of the Arcadian’s unforgettable breakfast. Reflect on your adventures with orange juice in a sugar-rimmed glass and drink in the final moments of your restorative stay. On the way out, pop by the Arcadian’s gift shop and pick up a few bath salts and scrubs for favorite friends at home. Then, journey to Hideaway Pizza for a hearty lunch at a classic Oklahoma establishment. The signature pies from Hideaway will fuel the return to the everyday, and are a fulfilling end to your well-deserved getaway.