About Tulsa

If you're a fan of the arts, sports and activities, plan a trip to Tulsa. Known for its spectacular diversity in culture, Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma and an ideal location for city lovers. Book your Tulsa vacation rental with FlipKey, today!

About Tulsa

Tulsa is in the North East of Oklahoma, and, in 2003, there were many huge redevelopments which took place to build on the city's tourist industry. This included the build of many of the city's football stadiums, concert venues and conventions which attract millions of visitors every year.

The first people to ever visit the destination arrived by foot and horseback and, for many years, it was just a stopover on the side of the railroad. Nowadays, this colorful city offers plenty of opportunity for both locals and tourists.

Tulsa gathers most of its influences from the South West, the Midwest and native America. The cuisine within the area is highly diverse, however most dishes pay tribute to the city's origins. BBQ is an extremely popular offering, with flavorings such as hickory-smoked. Steak is also another popular dish, as well as hot dogs and succulent Texan chicken.

What to do

Tulsa owns a variety of museums, which include the likes of the Philbrook Museum of Art, one of the top 50 museums for art in the whole of the USA. You will also find museums with work from the likes of Pablo Picasso, William Merritt Chase and Giovanni Bellini.

If you're a fan of the arts, you won't want to miss the wide range of dance, theater and performance venues which hold some of the greatest live acts. The Tulsa Spotlight Theater holds the longest-running play in America, 'The Drunkard', which is performed every Saturday. There are also festivals such as The Blue Dome Arts Festival and Tulsa Bluesfest.

Why not visit Tulsa Zoo if you're an animal lover? Here, you will be visiting America's favorite zoo as voted for by the public, as well as Oklahoma Aquarium where you can see a whole host of exotic marine life.

Top Tulsa travel tips

Getting around Tulsa couldn't be easier. Tulsa Transit is the city's bus operator which runs 97 buses around 19 different routes which transport to downtown and midtown. Be aware that bus schedules and destinations are frequently changed and are dependent on votes to create the best routes for tourists and locals.

To save any confusion, it may be worth hiring a car to get to your desired destination, in which you can travel highways to visit destinations such as Missouri and Oklahoma City.

There are also railways which depart from downtown Tulsa to the outer suburbs and two main airports within the city.

Take a trip to Tulsa to see some of the finest art and culture in America, and you'll be sure to be entertained. Book your Tulsa vacation rental with FlipKey and discover the best of Oklahoma.