Things to Do, Places to Go

In an effort to promote Tulsa as a valuable city and encourage more visitors to come our way, the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched a new marketing scheme called “Gal-Pal Getaways.”
“Gal-Pal Getaways” are itineraries, based loosely around a theme, that the CVB has put together that point visitors to specific destinations in Tulsa. There are six such packages so far, with themes like “BFF Get-A-Way,” “PMS Get-A-Way,” “Romantic Rekindle,” “It’s All About Him,” “Awesome Family Adventures” and “Rewind Get-A-Way.”
The itineraries are simply ideas to get travelers thinking of Tulsa as a destination city, although sources at the CVB say they’d like to see hoteliers jump on the idea and offer package discounts through their hotels.
“Tulsa is a high-quality destination with high-quality attractions and high-quality hotels,” said Suzanne Stewart, CVB senior vice president. “And Tulsa is an incredible value… Our gas prices are reasonable, food is reasonable, hotels are reasonable. Everything costs less, and you still have a great time.”
The itineraries will be available online soon at www.visittulsa.com.
BFF Get-A-Way (Bicycling, Flowers and Fanciful Shopping)
Enjoy visits to Woodward Park, the Linnaeus Teaching Garden and Municipal Rose Garden, followed by a night out at one of the many hot spots in downtown’s Blue Dome or Brady District. Dine and shop at Utica Square. Once you’ve exhausted Utica Square, head over to Woodland Hills Mall, Tulsa Promenade, SouthRoads or The Farm. Choose from world-class performances at the BOK Center or Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Before you leave, take a morning bike ride along River Parks, making sure to notice the Nature Works sculptures as you pass.
PMS Get-A-Way (Pizza, Music and Shopping)
Visit one of Tulsa’s many shopping districts: Cherry Street, Brookside, Woodland Hills Mall or Utica Square. That evening, enjoy pizza and entertainment at America’s Incredible Pizza or Andy B’s. Take breakfast in bed at a local B&B or hotel, go to church in an Art Deco cathedral or visit one of Tulsa’s local coffee houses.
Romantic Rekindle
Explore the trendy shops at Cherry Street, Brookside or Utica Square and then relax during an elegant dinner at one of Tulsa’s many upscale restaurants. Maybe even try your luck at one of three casinos. Take a stroll along River Parks or stop in the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Take a drive to Stone Bluff Cellars for lunch atop the deck, then enjoy a calming massage followed by a Drillers baseball game.
It’s All About Him
Check out the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium, choose barbeque for dinner and follow it up with a visit to one of Tulsa’s gaming sites. Check out horse racing at Fair Meadows, auto racing at Tulsa International Raceway or Hallett Motor Racing Circuit or a go-kart race at Andy B’s or Incredible Pizza. That night, play ball with the Tulsa Drillers.
Awesome Family Adventures
Check out Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium, followed by an adventure at BOUNCEU, Andy B’s or Incredible Pizza. Check out the Tulsa Zoo in the morning, Big Splash in the afternoon and miniature golf at Gilligan’s Island in the evening. Enjoy dinner at Joe Momma’s pizza.
Rewind Get-A-Way (An historic look at T-Town)
Explore the American Indian artifacts and European art at Philbrook Museum of Art, followed by some bowling action at Andy B’s or Sheridan Lanes. Venture out early and snag some bargains at the Expo Square Flea Market or the 51st Street Flea Market. Enjoy lunch at an old-fashioned diner, followed by a stroll along quaint Cherry Street and an evening showing of Oklahoma! at Discoveryland.



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