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Welcome to Oklahoma City! We're happy to welcome you to the home of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Champions, the Oklahoma City Thunder. We've collected some helpful information to guide you in planning your stay in OKC.
Where to Stay
There are lots of options downtown, but Oklahoma City has more than 16,000 rooms across the city and nearly all are within a short drive from downtown. Be sure to check out our Places to Stay listings where you can browse by location.
Pardon Our Progress
You may notice a little construction while in town. Downtown Oklahoma City is in the middle of Project 180: a four year, $160 million redesign of downtown streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas to improve appearances and make the central core more pedestrian friendly. Plans call for the addition of landscaping, public art, marked bike lanes, decorative street lighting, and additional on-street parking spaces. Many of these wonderful updates have already been completed, but some construction projects continue. For the latest information on street closures and other traffic advisories, visit the Project 180 website at www.okc180.com.
Watching the Game
If you're not one of the fortunate 18,203 with tickets to the game, there are plenty of great places to watch the game all over OKC. With a variety of restaurants and nightlife options all within walking distance of Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Bricktown Entertainment District is always a popular spot to watch a game. Be sure to check out our Where To Eat listings to see options in Bricktown and throughout the city. And if you want to be absolutely sure that the bar or restuarant you've chosen is showing the game, check out thunder-nba.com. With the Thunder's Where 2 Watch listings, you can find the closest venue that has pledged to show the game.
What to do in Oklahoma City
With so much to see and do, you'll definitely want to plan some sight-seeing time into your trip to OKC. Our downtown walking tour showcases many of the must-see spots in the heart of Oklahoma City, and they are all within walking distance of Chesapeake Energy Arena. For an authentic western experience in the home of the Western Conference Champions, check out our western heritage tour. And beyond Bricktown and Downtown, Oklahoma City is home to many unique districts, each with their own vibe, from local artisans in the Plaza and Paseo Districts, to local shopping and dining along Western Avenue, and more.
Be sure to check out our Visitor Info page to learn some of the OKC basics, like getting here and getting around, what to expect weather-wise, links to our Visitors Guide, and more. For a preview of what to expect in OKC, check out our tourism video below:
Of course, our website is full of all kinds of other useful information for visitors. If you're not finding what you need, please let us know. Welcome to Oklahoma City, and Thunder UP!