RoadTripOK: Ep 17 – Oklahoma City & Tulsa | Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department | TravelOK

RoadTripOK: Ep 17 – Oklahoma City & Tulsa | Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department | TravelOK


– This is episode 17 of the Road Trip. We’re gonna be going to
Oklahoma City and Tulsa for some Christmas Shopping. (dramatic music) – [Male Narrator] This is
the Oklahoma Road Trip. From McCurtain County,
the crew heads north into Oklahoma City. Our first stop will be
the Paseo Arts District, an area that is home to
a vibrant art community. As well as a host of restaurants, boutique shops and businesses. – Hello from Oklahoma City. We took a little break from our road trip, and we came down to the
Paseo Arts District. And there’s Amanda! (laughs) – Hi! The Paseo’s been here since 1929. It’s been an artist area since 1977. We have a little bit of everything. We’ve got over 20 galleries, a shoe store, a clothing store, we’re up to 10 restaurants now. And several different little boutiques. And so it’s really fun unique area. – Oh my gosh, you rocketh. Oh. – [Lin] Something like this. – Oh cute! – That you stitch. And then when you’re finished, you end up
with something like that. – Whoa! So can you come here to
make your own stockings? – Mhmm. – What a fun, like, date
to go on or something. – Yeah, yeah, absolutely. – I’m supposed to Christmas
shop for other people, but I’m probably just gonna
buy things for myself. Mom, what do you want for Christmas? – [Mom] Some beautiful new clothes. Hey I really called for a reason. – What, what is it? – [Mom] We’re headed
to the Talimena drive. – Oh, yay!
– To the restaurant. – They’re going to The Rock House.
– Really, oh cool! – Yeah. Hi Andrea.
– Hello. – Where are we? – The Red Rooster. This building’s been here since 1937. Lots of regulars, have
stories in this place. All of our menu, it’s very eclectic. I mean there’s a little somthin’ for everything,
– Cool. everyone on this menu. – [Male Narrator] From
the Paseo Art District, the crew heads Southwest to
our next shopping destination. The Plaza District. This part of town, is quickly emerging as a hub for arts and entertainment. It’s home to a variety of local shops, art galleries, and restaurants that celebrate the diverse community. – [Selena] Right now we are
standing in the middle of the Plaza District in Oklahoma City. We’ve got about 50 local businesses crammed into two and a half blocks in our beautiful Plaza District. Okay, well welcome to Dig It. You can find just about anything. Everything from sunglasses, band t-shirts. If you want to play pinball for free. It is one of my favorite places here. So right now we’re in Bad Granny’s Bazaar. Any time a rock star
comes in to Oklahoma City, they stop here. So we’ve had shoppers like
Jared Leto, Miley Cyrus. This is one of the coolest
places to be in Oklahoma City. – ‘Kay, I’m about to try this nice pearl snap on I found. This, this is me. This is me. Alright, lets see what I look like in it. (drum roll music) Sad day. It’s too big. – This is Junction Coffee. It’s a double-decker bus that serves coffee, as a food truck. So there’s seating upstairs. There’s three booths and
a bar that runs across. There’s a little bit
of seating downstairs. And we tote around the downtown area, making great friends and
serving great coffee. – These are our Plaza Walls Murals. They’re done by local artists, but also artists from
all over the country. And it’s always open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. – Right now we are at Pie Junkie. And we are getting you guys some drunken turtles and
apple cranberry slices. – [Male Voice] The drunken turtle. – The drunken turtle. It’s amazing. – I also got the drunken turtle. And turns out so far the
drunken turtle is pretty tasty. – [Male Narrator] From
OKC, the team hits the road eastbound for Tulsa’s Brookside District. Our shopping adventure
continues at Ida Red. This local boutique general store, celebrates all things Oklahoma and is definitely a worth while stop for any and all Oklahoma road trippers. – Oh man, there’s so much going on around here at Christmas time. It seems like we’re getting
new fun stuff in everyday. So we’re pretty much always
living in box mountain. So, we primarily sell things
relating to Tulsa and Oklahoma, and a lot of them are actually made in Tulsa by local artists as well. Okay, so over here we
have all of our locally made food and snacks. A lot of it is made in Tulsa, but most of it’s just made in Oklahoma. – I could go for some
caramel corn, right now. – Oh yeah, it’s made
at Antoinette’s Bakery. They’re awesome. – You know what, I’m
gonna hang on to that. Coffee mugs. I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I do know a lot of
coffee drinkers, so, this is a perfect gift, right? – Yeah, they hold any liquid actually. It doesn’t have to be coffee. You could put water in
it, put a plant in it, they’re just cool mugs. – Check this out. This
was actually part of the road trip too. – Oh really? Nice. – You can get the scent of the blue whale. Smells like turtles and fish. This is awesome, this, this
store is really awesome. And there’s plenty of stuff to go through. – [Kirby] Oh yeah, there’s
something for everyone. – Alright, time to check out. – Alright, let’s do this. – [Male Narrator] On today’s road trip, we explored some of the amazing shopping destinations that the Oklahoma City and Tulsa area have to offer. Our first stop was the Paseo Arts District in Oklahoma City. On top of the numerous
stores and restaurants, the district is home to the
First Friday Gallery Walk as well as the Paseo Arts
Festival that takes place every year during Memorial Day weekend. Next, we ventured into
downtown Oklahoma City to the Plaza District. This historic cultural epicenter offers visitors a unique atmosphere to shop, eat and admire the local art scene. You can also catch Live on the Plaza, the art walk that takes place every month that celebrates the community with music, art and shopping. Finally, we made our way
to Ida Red, in Tulsa. This boutique general store celebrates all things Oklahoma. And we highly recommend
stopping in for yourself. With such a variety to
offer guests, Ida Red truly has something for everyone. Next time on the Oklahoma Road Trip, we’ll take you down to Idabel and Hugo. We’ll visit the Museum of the Red River, take you to lunch in style and we’ll even hang out
with some elephants. We’ll see you then.

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