Oklahoma City Bricktown

Within Oklahoma City Bricktown is possibly the most vibrant and magnetic district. Situated to the east of the city's Downtown, Bricktown was once a rundown warehouse district. The area has undergone a major transformation in recent years, however, with developers buying up the cavernous buildings and turning them into trendy restaurants, lively bars, and pumping clubs. Given its newfound evening appeal, and the scenic nature of Bricktown in Oklahoma City by day, it is today one of Oklahoma's standout attractions.

If visiting Oklahoma City Bricktown during the day, there are a couple of things you must do. One is to tour the many mosaic murals that you'll find painted on the side of selected buildings. Another is to take one of the water taxis on the Bricktown Canal. These taxis provide a forty-minute tour of the area, with an on-board Water Taxi Ambassador narrating the various stories and anecdotes behind Bricktown as it stands today. Reasonably-priced tickets can be purchased from the main dock, which is located below Mickey Mantle Boulevard. The taxi also stops at Hawkins Theaters, and at the popular Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Finally, while in the area by day, take a trip to the Buffalo Coral, where buffalo statues have been imaginatively painted by local artists.

In truth, Bricktown in Oklahoma City is know as much—if not more—for its nighttime extravagances as its daytime sights. If it's good Oklahoma dining you're looking for, this is the place to come, with everything from casual fast food joints to gourmet restaurants readily available. Similarly, the city's young and trendy head to Oklahoma City Bricktown for the range of swanky bars and thumping clubs it has to offer.

Oklahoma City Bricktown also boasts great Oklahoma events. The AT&T Bricktown Ballpark is to be found here, hosting various teams as they come to take their chances against the Oklahoma City Redhawks. The Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center also holds large-scale events, though it's the Ford Center—another Bricktown Events Center—that draws the plaudits. This 20,000-capacity indoor arena is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder; it also holds Monster Truck events, and the occasional pop concert too.

Visitors in town to see an event at the Bricktown Events Center, or to simply enjoy the thriving urban scene of the area, have the opportunity to splurge on accommodation and stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown, one of Oklahoma's top luxury hotels. If that's a little out of your budget, or not quite to your taste, don't sweat—there are plenty of other good cheap hotels in Oklahoma in which to rest your head for the night.

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