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Known as ‘The Heart of Oklahoma’, Tulsa warmly beckons you to enjoy its unique art deco lined streets and rich history that are both so special to this city. Tulsa is home to some fantastic spots, such as the Centennial Plaza, where you can learn about the founding father of Route 66, or any of the 140 parks dotted around the center.
However, to reach all of these places without making your feet too sore or dealing with public transportation, you’ll need a rental car. Whether you intend to just use your car to travel around Tulsa or to drive a segment of the world-famous Route 66, a rental car will give you the freedom to enjoy Oklahoma’s most vibrant city exactly how you please.
Start your time in Tulsa by enjoying the city’s famous art deco architecture in the Central Deco District. Possibly what the Oklahoma city is most famous for, these buildings date back to the early 1900s and fascinate many tourists each year. If the weather is fine, carry on to one of the many River Park trails on Arkansas River or take a small detour to Mary K. Oxley Nature Center, where different habitats are made up and there are some awesome opportunities to bird watch. Some of the nation’s finest horticulture is present at Tulsa Garden Center, which is a haven for any flower enthusiast.
Tulsa is proud of its small local businesses and artists, as well as its interesting history and new cultures. The Woody Guthrie Center tells the story of the Oklahoma Folk Singer and the BOK Center has been played at by the likes of Paul McCartney, the Eagles, and Bon Jovi. Alternatively, for something a bit more local, check out the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame for local jazz performances.
Less musical museums include the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. If you want to visit something completely Tulsan, then make sure you check out ‘The Center of the Universe,’ a pedestrian bridge where you’ll be able to hear interesting echoes.
Of course, no visit to Tulsa would be complete without learning a little about Route 66. Take a visit to the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza to be educated on the beginnings of the famous road and the history of its founding father. You could even drive down a portion of the road itself, and experience that quintessential ‘American Road Trip’, either for a short afternoon drive or a longer road trip.
While you certainly won’t be in a rush to get away from Tulsa, there is plenty to enjoy in the local area as well. Jenks is home to The Oklahoma Aquarium and Claremore. Also, the hometown of Will Rogers is a short drive away. To enjoy Oklahoma’s natural beauty, pay Pawhuska, a tallgrass prairie national preserve, a visit.
When you are choosing your Tulsa car rental, we at Orbitz can give you your ideal vehicle. We offer fantastic rates for any length stay and a great selection of vehicles for any group size. No matter what travel style and size of group you prefer, we’ve got you covered.