OKC's Gateway to Adventure: Top 5 Road Trips Within Reach

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OKC's Gateway to Adventure: Top 5 Road Trips Within Reach

March 6, 2024

As spring break approaches, our minds drift to the excitement of embarking on new adventures and exploring scenic routes. Although the vibrant city of Oklahoma City offers endless entertainment and attractions, our team at Homes by Taber ® understands the allure of the open road and the joy of discovering hidden gems just a few hours from home. Plus, with the central location of our Proudly Overbuilt ® new homes and sought-after communities in OKC, the possibilities for unforgettable road trips are endless. From serene getaways to bustling metropolises, read below as we unveil some of your future favorite road trip destinations within a 6-hour radius of OKC, showcasing the diverse landscapes, unique entertainment, and rich cultural experiences awaiting your discovery.

1. Dallas, Texas: The Lone Star State's Lively Metropolis

Just a short four-hour drive south of Oklahoma City lies the bustling metropolis of Dallas, Texas. A haven for foodies, culture enthusiasts, and shopaholics alike, Dallas offers an eclectic blend of attractions for every type of traveler. Hop on I-35 S and explore the popular Arts District, stroll through the historic West End or indulge in a shopping spree at the iconic NorthPark Center. Arguably the most important part—don't forget to sample some authentic Tex-Mex cuisine and immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage. Whether you're catching a concert or PBR World Finals at AT&T Stadium or admiring the skyline from Reunion Tower, Dallas promises an unforgettable getaway just a stone's throw away from OKC.

2. Eureka Springs, Arkansas: A Quaint Oasis in the Ozarks

For those seeking a tranquil retreat amidst the sounds of nature, the picturesque town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, awaits just a four-hour drive northeast of Oklahoma City. Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs exudes charm and character at every turn and offers something for people of all ages. Wander through its winding streets lined with Victorian architecture, explore the enchanting boutiques and art galleries, or take a scenic hike along the nearby trails. Whether you're soaking in the healing waters of the town's renowned spas, exploring the Onyx Cave, or admiring the breathtaking views from Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

3. Kansas City, Missouri: Where BBQ Meets Jazz

Venture northeast for a little over five hours, and you'll find yourself immersed in the vibrant culture of Kansas City, Missouri. Renowned for its legendary barbecue, thriving jazz scene, and rich history, Kansas City beckons visitors with its irresistible charm and hospitality. Indulge in a mouthwatering barbecue feast at one of the city's iconic smokehouses like Joe’s Kansas City, immerse yourself in the sounds of live jazz at the historic 18th & Vine District or explore the eclectic boutiques and galleries of the Crossroads Arts District. Whether you're catching a Royal’s game at Kauffman Stadium or delving into the city's storied past at the National World War I Museum, Kansas City promises a memorable road trip experience that captures the essence of the Midwest charm.

4. Austin, Texas: Find a Place Where Music and Culture Collide

Just a short journey south of Oklahoma City, about six hours by car, lies the ever-growing city of Austin, Texas. Known for its eclectic music scene, unique art culture, and mouthwatering cuisine, Austin offers an unforgettable road trip experience for you, the adventurer. Start your exploration by wandering through the lively streets of South Congress, where quirky boutiques, food trucks, and live music venues line the sidewalks. Dive into the heart of the city's music scene on historic 6th Street, where you can catch local bands playing everything from blues and country to rock and hip-hop. For a taste of Austin's natural beauty, head to Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed swimming hole located in Zilker Park. Or, take a hike along the Barton Creek Greenbelt, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

5. Branson, Missouri: Entertainment Capital of the Midwest

Embark on a journey northeast of Oklahoma City, and in just under five hours, you'll arrive at the doorstep of Branson, Missouri, the entertainment capital of the Midwest. Nestled amidst the picturesque Ozark Mountains, Branson offers a dazzling array of attractions and shows guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages. From world-class live entertainment and thrilling amusement parks to beautiful lake cruises and outdoor adventures, there's no shortage of excitement in this bustling tourist destination. Experience the magic of Silver Dollar City, catch a show at one of the famed theaters along the Strip or simply soak in the natural beauty of Table Rock Lake. Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping thrills or laid-back leisure, Branson promises an unforgettable road trip filled with fun and excitement.

Your next adventure awaits with Homes by Taber

As Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder ®, we're not just passionate about building exceptional homes and phenomenal communities in Oklahoma City - we're also dedicated to helping you make the most of your living experience, both near and far. Whether it’s spring break, summer vacation, or a holiday getaway, our stunning, top-quality new homes in OKC invite you to start an unforgettable journey of discovery. From exploring the busy streets of Dallas to immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Eureka Springs to soaking up the eclectic culture of Austin, the road trips from OKC offer endless opportunities for adventure and enrichment. With our central location in Oklahoma City and Proudly Overbuilt new homes as your starting point, the possibilities are truly limitless. 

To learn more about the Homes by Taber difference and our wide range of new construction homes in Oklahoma City throughout desirable communities, feel free to give us a call at (405) 984-1185 or fill out our online form today.

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