Big enough to offer the lodging and attractions you’re looking for but small enough to exude a friendly hometown feel, Edmond is a fun-loving city always ready to wow visitors. You’ll find down home attractions like a u-pick berry farm alongside refined options like spas, wineries and luxury golf clubs.
Shop and dine in historic downtown Edmond where shaded sidewalks lined with lampposts lead you to top-notch salons, quaint eateries and modern coffeehouses. The town is home to a fine arts institute, university jazz studies program and community orchestra making it a hub for visual and performing arts. The Armstrong Auditorium is one of Edmond’s most impressive attractions with performances that include Russian National Ballet and the Vienna Boys Choir.
Almost 200 restaurants in Edmond boast flavors from traditional to unusual. Surprise your taste buds with Ethiopian fare or savor homestyle flavors with a chicken fried steak dripping with gravy. Edmond is known for incredible festivals like the week-long patriotic celebration LibertyFest, which draws an annual attendance of more than 125,000 and plays host to the state’s largest hometown Independence Day parade each July 4th. A top attraction in town is Arcadia Lake, where urban convenience meets outdoor adventure. Visitors enjoy picnicking, swimming, boating, hiking and fishing off the heated, covered dock.
Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is home to a number of fantastic lakes that are uniquely connected to their urban surroundings. Here you can explore Oklahoma’s capitol city at lunchtime and be on the water by the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for water sport adventures, leisurely swimming opportunities or excellent fishing spots, you’ll find it at a lake in central Oklahoma. You learned more about beautiful Lake Thunderbird in our "Big Six" lake overview, now read about a few of the region’s top lakes and make plans to come see what makes central Oklahoma a great place to hit the water.
The food truck phenomenon has quickly made its mark on Oklahoma’s dining landscape. For unique eats in unexpected places, explore our list of favorite food trucks and discover a new culinary world.
Once twinkling strings of lights brighten up the town, it’s time to look local to knock out holiday shopping lists. From one-day markets to seasonal shelves, shoppers are bound to find some of the most unique goods to gift in Oklahoma.
Hit these Oklahoma shops and add homemade, local products to your stash of on-hand gifts. Select unique foods, t-shirts, bath products and more, all handcrafted in our great state!
As autumn leaves burst into an array of spectacular hues, Oklahoma’s towns, cities and communities gear up for a wealth of fall-themed fun. Read on to discover spectacular places to celebrate autumn in the Sooner State.
Plan your Fourth of July holiday and honor the red, white and blue with this list of patriotic events and fun festivals. From big city events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to hometown celebrations, find your ideal 4th of July here.