Chilly temperatures and snow flurries overhead call for cozy dinners, fireside conversations and quaint overnight stays across the state.
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From afternoon adventures to memory-making weekends, these fabulous Oklahoma destinations are sure to keep the sparks flying, even in the peak of winter.
Warm lighting and intimate seating make Stitch Cafe perfect for pairs. Escape the cold with a traditional cup of joe at this Oklahoma City gem, or try something new with a hot beetroot latte blended with ginger and coconut blossom sugar. Pair your drinks with options like savory breakfast tacos or the popular, house-made pop tarts.
After enjoying coffee and a treat, wander the halls of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, bundle up and stroll along the Bricktown Entertainment District canal or pop into cozy galleries lining the Paseo Arts District during a First Friday Gallery Walk.
For exceptional coffee in a uniquely historic locale, bring your date to Topeca Coffee Roasters in downtown Tulsa. Located inside the Philcade Building, this renowned coffee company serves up high-quality espresso, lattes, teas and more with a side of Art Deco flair. Grab seats in front of the large windows and enjoy conversation and people-watching during a leisurely morning or early afternoon.
Continue the date indoors and catch a movie at Tulsa’s historic Circle Cinema, a live show at Cain’s Ballroom or a game of bowling at Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge.
Off the beaten path in Lawton, the Silver Spoon Kitchen & Bakeshop's exposed brick walls, charming décor and occasional live music create an endearing backdrop for a cozy coffee date. Find a comfy chair in the loft and sample one of the incredible desserts this eatery has to offer. The pecan pie cake or Vera Mae’s decadent cheesecake come highly recommended.
If your date is the outdoorsy type, take a short, scenic drive to Quartz Mountain State Park or the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Join a seasonal eagle watch, or venture off on your own for winter hiking, birding and rock-hopping along serene nature trails.
Escape to an authentic French castle tucked away in five lush acres in Oklahoma City at the opulent Castle Falls. Constructed in the 1945, this historic restaurant boasts Old World charm, a cascading waterfall and a five-course menu inspired by European cuisine. Enjoy a glass of wine in the informal Cellar area, or book a table at The Primrose for a more secluded, elegant dining experience. Turn the romance up a notch and reserve the Anniversary Package, which includes private dining room service for two.
Is pizza your love language? Claim a table next to the fireplace at Vintage 22 in Ada and enjoy artisan pies next to a roaring fire on a chilly winter night. Add a bottle of Oklahoma wine to the mix, and complete the evening on a sweet note with a create-your-own cheesecake topped with fresh berries, pecans or decadent caramel sauce.
Request a booth at Tulsa’s Palace Café and enjoy quiet conversation and mouthwatering cuisine. This cell phone-free dining establishment offers rotating, seasonal menus sure to capture your attention. Indulge in hearty fare like lobster ravioli and braised ribs, or share a popular bento assortment, which includes small servings of chef-inspired treats like seared tuna, shrimp pot stickers and mini turkey burgers. Finish with fondue for two, which comes with house-made marshmallows, fresh apples, caramel corn and gingersnap cookies dipped into European chocolate.
Spark romance at the grand Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa in Sulphur. Well-established as a romantic destination in southern Oklahoma, couples will enjoy shopping, dining, spa treatments and art gallery exhibits all on one property. Whether taking a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub or enjoying delicious room service from the comfort of your luxurious suite, a trip to The Artesian is the ideal spot to relax and reconnect.
Cozy up at the charming Sage Cottage at Oaklore Forest in Wanette. Reconnect over an elevated breakfast created by the cottage hosts, and unwind with a dip in the cottage's luxurious hot tub. Wear your cold weather gear and venture outside along the wooded trails, or simply enjoy the fresh air from the large deck. This property is perfect for laid-back couples seeking a secluded getaway in central Oklahoma.