Oklahoma City is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for travelers looking for a combination of entertainment and value. In the city, the Bricktown area is one of the main draws for visitors. It was a warehouse and manufacturing district that has now been redesigned to be an entertainment district. The combination of dining and other entertainment options continues to increase in popularity, making Bricktown the cultural heart of the city. Here’s a simple guide to Spend Your Time in Bricktown.
Where to Eat?
Bricktown is the center for eats in Oklahoma City. Charleston’s is one of the better known restaurants in the district. The eatery is located right alongside the Bricktown Canal, and it features a classic American menu in combinations with a vibrant bar. Several doors away from Charleston’s is Earl’s Rib Palace. This restaurant serves Oklahoma barbeque and is known for its slow-cooked recipes. Bricktown Brewery is the place to go to experience the best of the Oklahoma beer scene.
What to Do?
Visitors to Bricktown will never lack for entertainment options. Visitors can take a boat ride up and down the Bricktown Canal if they want some time on the water. Bricktown is also the center of sports in Oklahoma City. The Chesapeake Energy Center hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder, who entertain fans 41 times per season with their high-energy brand of basketball. The Oklahoma City Dodgers play at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The stadium is known as one of the nicest venues in all of Minor League Baseball and continually places high on lists of stadium rankings.
For those into cultural attractions, Bricktown is home to many art galleries and museums, including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the American Banjo Museum. For those looking for a good place to get in a nice walk or jog, the Bricktown River Walk Park is the place to go for a nice jaunt. There is always something going on in Bricktown.
Outside of Bricktown, visitors can enjoy an afternoon at Frontier City Park. This amusement park has five roller coasters and is the largest theme park in the state. The Oklahoma City Zoo is located only ten minutes away from Bricktown. The zoo is home to more than 1,900 animals. Visitors can also reflect at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Where to Stay?
For those looking for hotels in Bricktown, there is a nice selection of affordable options from which to choose. The Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown is one of the flagship properties in the district. The hotel offers affordable rates and is located in immediate proximity to Bricktown. The hotel has many amenities including a fitness center and a garden. The price and the proximity to all of the attractions in Bricktown make the Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown an exceptional value for visitors to the area.
There are also numerous other hotels located in Bricktown including a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and an AC Hotel by Marriott. These hotels offer the advantage of being close to the area where most visitors to the city like to frequent, so the attractions in Bricktown can be reached either through walking or a short ride.