Hotel at a Glance: Comfort Inn & Suites Newcastle/Oklahoma City
Located just off of Interstate 44, this new hotel offers easy access to Oklahoma City. A 20-minute drive will get you to Oklahoma State University or The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, where you can pick up apparel from Banana Republic and The North Face. Closer to the hotel, you can play blackjack at the 24-hour Newcastle Casino and see leopards, lemurs and other wildlife at the Tiger Safari zoological park.
- Start the day right with a free breakfast that includes eggs, waffles, meat, yogurt, and fresh fruit.
- Comfy guest rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, and free WiFi.
- Get a workout in the onsite fitness center; guests also have access to a nearby 24-hour Anytime Fitness.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Former Frontier City with Modern Niche Museums
Oklahoma City is a relatively young town, founded in 1889. It’s both the capital and the largest city of the Sooner State, a city lined with contemporary museums, modern-art displays, and vibrant neighborhoods. In the historical Bricktown district, you can stroll along a picturesque riverwalk past eateries and shops all housed in the traditional red-brick buildings that gave the area its name.
You’ll also find several niche museums to check out, such as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Museum of Osteology, which bills itself as “America’s Only Skeleton Museum.” Here, you can see hundreds of skulls and skeletons of various animals, including primates, reptiles, and a 40-foot whale.