Are you a sporty couple? An artsy couple? Food and wine lovers? You can plan an entire day in any of those categories.
For the artsy couple, we have a number of museums and galleries, including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. A traveling, rotating exhibit is always located on the first floor, and the collection of works by world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly on the third floor is breathtaking. The museum puts you close to ballet, symphony and Film Row, where you will find the IAO Gallery.
Our largest arts district is The Paseo. Located in the center of Oklahoma City, this historic district has dozens of galleries that feature working artists. There is almost no limit to the variety of media you will find, and drinks and dining are available at Picasso Café or Paseo Grill.
Date night options abound in Oklahoma City. For wine lovers, head to The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro in Nichols Hills for one of the city’s best wine lists and a wonderful menu.
If you are staying closer to downtown, Ludivine is the choice for locals who consider themselves foodies. In fact, it isn’t just locals who love Ludivine; it has been featured in publications around the country. The menu rotates constantly, so check social media for the current menu. Its wine list is small but excellent, and the cocktails are some of the best in town.
Bricktown is home to The Mantel, a fine dining restaurant with an ambiance that is perfect for romantic date. The cuisine features the best seafood in Oklahoma City, and there are 50 wines by the glass. If you want Italian, head over to Stella in Midtown. It’s also a great date restaurant, featuring modern Italian cuisine and the largest list of Italian wines in the city.
Cocktails to end the evening are better with a view, so go for Vast, Packard’s or O Bar. They take their cocktails seriously, and theirs are the best views in the downtown area.
If you are not ready for the evening to end, dance the rest of the night away at Groovy’s. Bricktown also has Dollhouse Lounge & Burlesque, a grown-up dance club with full bar and regular shows.