Deluxe Condos with Homey Amenities
Isola Bella prides itself on acting as a home away from home for travelers: each of its private condos comes equipped with a full kitchen, a patio, and an in-unit washer and dryer. There’s peace and quiet, too, as the apartments are located about 10 miles northwest of downtown Oklahoma City and just a few minutes from Lake Hefner’s tranquil shores.
When you want to venture off campus, Isola Bella makes it easy—you can borrow one of its courtesy vehicles, which are free for up to two hours daily (based on availability; must provide full-coverage insurance). Back at the property, take advantage of the 30,000-square-foot fitness center or the indoor and outdoor pools. There’s also an indoor tennis court, a boxing ring, a basketball court, and a sauna. With one of this Getaway’s options, you’ll get a one-hour personal-training session for two; a different option includes two one-hour massages.
Monday–Friday, Isola Bella treats guests to complimentary breakfast and dinner. The breakfast buffet features a changing smorgasbord of fruit, potatoes, entrees, and biscuits and gravy. Although the dinner menu can change, past offerings have included country-fried steak, chicken marinara pasta, and veggie quesadillas. If you bunk at Isola Bella on the weekend, there’s a free brunch spread.
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.