How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Oklahoma City: 3-Day OKC Itinerary

If you’re headed to Oklahoma City anytime soon (or are looking for the perfect weekend getaway), this 3-day OKC itinerary is for you! Take an urban whitewater rafting trip, eat pancakes shaped like Oklahoma, or relax with an Old Fashioned at a 7th-story penthouse bar. From delightful restaurants and bars to engaging museums and activities, there are so many fun things to do in beautiful OKC! Here’s a curated 3-day itinerary featuring some of the best spots in town for the perfect weekend in Oklahoma City.

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Day 1 in OKC

10:30am: Breakfast at Harvey Bakery & Kitchen

Harvey Bakery & Kitchen is the perfect spot for breakfast and offers delicious toasts, sandwiches, coffee, and more. Breakfast is served until 11am, and on Fridays and Saturdays they serve brunch all day! You’ll love grabbing a bite to eat in this restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere.

12pm: Water Rafting & Indoor Skiing at Riversport OKC

Plunge into adventure at Riversport OKC where you can take a class II-IV urban whitewater rafting trip or hit the infinite ski slope that can go from a blue run to a black run within seconds! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to catch an adrenaline rush on your weekend in Oklahoma City.

4pm: Visit the First Americans Museum

Many Native people were brought to Oklahoma by force as part of centuries of cruel colonization. The First Americans Museum takes you through the atrocities, past and present, the distinct cultures of the 39 tribal nations, as well as the artifacts and stories of those who have lived here for thousands of years. You’ll leave with a greater appreciation for the expansive diversity and history of the area.

5pm: Drinks & Games at FlashBack RetroPub

Transport yourself to the ’80s at FlashBack RetroPub! This nostalgic, ’80s-themed spot offers signature drinks like the Moonwalker (vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and half-and-half), and delivers plenty of entertainment. You can purchase drinks or pay an admission fee and get access to all of the different games, like Atari, Tekken, original PlayStation games, and more!

6pm: Dinner at Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes

Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes serves delicious food in a stylish, vibrant atmosphere. Try the Lamb Barbacoa Tacos (soft hand-pressed shell, Cotija cheese, salsa verde, and fried onions) or the Spicy Peanut Kale Salad (kale, spicy peanut crumble, sun-dried cranberries, Cotija, harvest vinaigrette, and crispy tortilla strips). And don’t forget to order an Old Fashioned “Cheech & Chong,” served tableside in a smoked skull bottle with skull-shaped ice!

Across the street from Barrios, there is a park with free bocce ball to close out the first day of your perfect weekend in Oklahoma City.

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Day 2 in OKC

9am: Breakfast at Café Kacao

For a Guatemalan and Latin-themed breakfast, head over to Café Kacao, known for being one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. Once you take your first bite, it is easy to see why. They have a rotating list of decadent pancake flavors, including their Mango Pancakes (mangos, berries, Lechera sauce, and blackberry bourbon sauce), and other items like the “Tikal” Plate (scrambled eggs, grilled flank steak, and Longaniza, along with sides). If you need a little pick-me-up, you can also try the Tortoise Chai, the Abuelita Latte, or choose from family recipes like motuleños, pupusas, and more! Keep in mind Café Kacao does not take reservations, but they do have a waitlist through Yelp.

12pm: Lunch at Bradford House

Bradford House is a vibrant and stylish boutique hotel with an all-day cafe open to guests and the public, upon reservation. Savor the Caprese Breakfast Sandwich (30th Street Market Focaccia, basil pesto, marinated tomatoes, and everything bagel farmhouse cheese), sip on the “Original Dragon Well” (green tea served in Imari Reserve Tea Pots), and choose from unique pastries like cherry danishes, monkey bread, chocolate babka, and Kardemummabullar (a Swedish cardamom bun) at this lovely spot in Oklahoma City.