The Plaza District: This district is one of the best in all of the Oklahoma City because it has several shops. Some of the favorite shops include Collected Threads and the restaurant Urban Wineworks. The Plaza District also has a live music event on the second Friday of every month; the shops stay open late and the Plaza is full of activities for patrons of all ages.
Uptown 23rd Street: This area is being revitalized and losing the uncool wig shops and broken down buildings. The sweet little bungalows are becoming trendy cupcake bakeries, hot BBQ stops, and neighborhood bars. This is a great area to get involved in while it is growing into one of the hottest spots in Oklahoma City.
The Paseo Arts District: This district is the arts district in Oklahoma City. The neighborhood began in the 1920s and became a bright spot on the map in 1970s. Now, really cool people live here and they spend their time at the art galleries and fun little restaurants.
Myriad Botanical Gardens/Devon Tower: Grassy green space? Check. Newest and tallest skyscraper in OKC? Check. You can kill two birds with one stone when you visit the Myriad and the Devon. When you visit the Devon, make a reservation for the Vast – the tasty restaurant at the top of the building. When you’re in the Myriad, check out the Crystal Bridge for a great view.
Downtown: Downtown Oklahoma City is mostly a business district, but there are spots that cater to the businesses and their employees, so you can easily find good restaurants, like Kitchen No. 324. and beautiful Oklahoma lodging. The Oklahoma City Thunder makes their home in the downtown region and you can watch them beat the rest of the NBA teams when they come to town.
Bricktown: This is a tourist spot, but many locals hangout here, too. Oklahoma City has a canal and just like San Antonio, the canal is the focal point for many great hangout spots. Some of the local hangouts include Tapwerks and Skinny Slims.
Oklahoma River Boathouse District: This is not where you will find huge yachts and sloops, but you will find locals, especially the ones who love a little adventure on the river. The Boathouse District has a zip line as well as white water rafting park. Believe it or not, this area is the kayaking and rowing Olympic Training Site, too. Many locals drop their personal canoes and kayaks at the spot because they can enjoy the food and drinks when they return.
Oklahoma City Film Exchange District: This district is in the middle of the United States and it just happens to be where the Hollywood studios store their films. The area has been converted to a hip restaurant area that also includes a theater for movie goers; the best part of this movie theater is that you actually pay an annual membership fee, but you set the amount! Oklahoma City natives love this area because they can spend an entire weekend afternoon here and be completely entertained.