Romance is in the air, and if you’re looking for romantic things do in Oklahoma City with your other half, we have a great list of ideas for places for couples to spend some quality time, investing in their relationship.
12 Romantic Things to Do in Oklahoma City [in 2020]
Whether you are adventurous, laid back, outdoorsy, or just looking for something a little out-of-the-box, this list of romantic things to do in Oklahoma City will help you plan an incredible romantic getaway or date night in OKC.
Bricktown Water Taxi
You may have heard a lot about Oklahoma City Bricktown but our favorite part is the Bricktown Water Taxi. With the main dock located just off of Mickey Mantle drive, this river tour is sure to quickly become one of your favorites too.
The taxi runs a continual service, much like a bus, and the Water Taxi Ambassadors narrate points of interest along the way. A round trip on the water taxi takes about 40 minutes, but you can ride for as long as you like because wristbands purchased are good for a full day.
Enjoy a romantic ride through OKC on the waterways, taking in all the sites and being able to focus on your special someone instead of trying to read a map and navigate traffic. The Bricktown Water Taxi also serves as a direct connection to the Oklahoma River/Boathouse District.
If you’re visiting OKC during the holidays, the Bricktown Water Taxi offers free holiday water taxi rides in partnership with Downtown OKC.
If you’re ready for a little action as a side dish to your romance, look no further than the Boathouse District. There are so many activities to explore that you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
The Boathouse District is home to Riversport Adventures – a high-intensity outdoor park. Adventures include whitewater rafting, sky trail, sky zip, flatwater kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, pump tracks, tubing & surfing, whitewater kayaking, high-speed slides, inflatables, extreme jumping, climbing walls, dragon boating, and more!
For a less intense adventure, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand down one of the manicured trails throughout the OKC Boathouse District. If you bring your dog along for the romantic adventure, be sure to stop at Barks & Brews Dog Park.
While you’re at Riversport Adventures, grab a meal at the Big Water Grill. The casual restaurant features Grab & Go salads, sandwiches & snacks, made-to-order favorites like burgers and tacos, and delicious cookies.
With multiple locations to choose from (there’s one in lower Bricktown and one in Norman), HeyDay is a great romantic date idea in OKC for couples who like to spice things up with a little competition. Challenge your date to a game of bowling or golf, or bring a group of couples along to trivia night.
The HeyDay location in Norman, OK – just 15 minutes from Montford Inn – offers bowling (all ages and adult-only lanes), laser tag, miniature golf, a ropes course, and an arcade with virtual reality and a laser maze.
In addition to a full menu at HeyDay and DoubleDave’s PizzaWorks, the Norman location also has an adult-only bar & lounge. Revolutions offers comfortable seating, a cozy fireplace, billiards tables, shuffleboard, and 8 lanes of bowling. It’s the perfect romantic date location near Oklahoma City!
Will Rogers Park
Will Rogers Park is one of the city’s best-kept secrets and is one of the oldest city parks. Throughout the park there are several specially designed areas to show off some of nature’s most beautiful plants.
- The Ed Lycan Conservatory showcases cacti and succulents.
- The Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden contains over 85 varieties of roses in bloom from April through October.
- The Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum is home to 10 beautiful acres with over 100 different types of trees.
- The Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center offers many educational opportunities throughout the year.
Grab your sweetheart’s hand and take a stroll down one of the many paths throughout the park. You could even pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon date in OKC.
The 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion
Getting a glimpse into our past can really help appreciate our present and plan as we look to the future. Take a stroll through history with your loved one while planning your future together.
The Henry Overholser Mansion is an amazing piece of history currently being preserved by Preservation Oklahoma. Henry Overholser is considered by many to be the father of Oklahoma City. The mansion built by Henry and his wife is Oklahoma’s first mansion. Many historical and social events have taken place in this Oklahoma City landmark.
The house is now owned by the Oklahoma Historical Society and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Tours are available Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm with the exception of major holidays.
Grab a glass of your favorite vino and prepare to become an artist. At Pinot’s Palette, local artists guide you step-by-step on creating your very own masterpiece. In this upscale “sip and paint” venue, you can sit back, relax, grab a brush and embrace some creative time with the one you love.
Be sure to check out the calendar for painting and class availability.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Exploring the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in downtown OKC is a great way to spend the day with the one you love. Three floors of collections and exhibits, you can easily spend hours appreciating art from many generations and genres. The permanent collection also boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass, a major collection of photography by Brett Weston, and the definitive museum collection of works by the Washington Color painter Paul Reed.
The museum also has a roof terrace that patrons can enjoy, and a full-service restaurant offering lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
Listed as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S., dinner at Castle Falls is high on our list of romantic things to do in Oklahoma City. The restaurant features two separate dining areas:
- The Cellar features intimate casual dining with 9 tables.
- The Primrose features a five-course dining experience.
Both dining areas are open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening by reservation and any day with pre-arrangement. Private and semi-private dining options are available as well.
Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos Bar
Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos Bar is a great date night location in Oklahoma City. The show consists of three piano players who take the stage in rotations while performing a rip-roaring, request-driven show, that includes great music as well as side-splitting roasts of random guests in the room.
Deep Deuce District
Downtown OKC’s Deep Deuce District is a neighborhood rich with history, live music, dining and retail, modern living and proximity to the best Oklahoma City has to offer.
The neighborhood’s cozy environment is the perfect setting full of romantic things to do in Oklahoma City. Just take a stroll down any street and you’ll find a variety of restaurants, pet-friendly businesses, art galleries, and even live music on the street.
Cozy up in a local coffee shop for an intimate conversation or get dressed to the nines for a fine dining experience you’ll never forget. Deep Deuce District is full of romantic things to do in Oklahoma City.
Myriad Botanical Gardens
The 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens definitely makes our list of romantic things to do in Oklahoma City! Situated near downtown OKC, the beautifully landscaped gardens are a perfect place to spend a romantic day with your significant other.
The highlight of the gardens is the Crystal Bridge Conservatory which is home to thousands of beautifully displayed tropical and desert plantings. Over 750 varieties of plants live in this architectural exhibit along with a cascading waterfall and a sky bridge to experience stunning views into the tropical forest.
Some seasonal highlights of the gardens include a special lighting display and an ice rink during the winter holidays and special water features during the warmer months.
The outdoor grounds are free and are open daily from 6 am – 11 pm. There is a small fee for the indoor conservatory and special events.
Oklahoma River Cruises
Enjoy a romantic ride down the Oklahoma River with Oklahoma River Cruises. Oklahoma River Cruises is the way to discover some of Oklahoma City’s hidden treasures. River transit provides access to Historic Stockyards City, the bustling Meridian Corridor and the lush Regatta Park/Boathouse District.
With evening cruises available, this is one of the most romantic things to do in Oklahoma City. The 6 pm cruise is a fascinating tour of the city narrated by the ship’s captain. The Cocktail Cruise affords passengers an opportunity to enjoy a beverage and tour the city’s attractions such as the Boathouse District and Wheeler Ferris Wheel.
The cruise ships offer comfortable seating (including air-conditioned interiors) and concessions making them a perfect romantic date idea in Oklahoma City!
Romantic Bed-and-Breakfast near Oklahoma City
These romantic things to do in Oklahoma City are sure to help you and your significant other reconnect. And the cherry on top of this time together is a relaxing and cozy stay at the Montford Inn. Located just a short 20-minute drive from most of Oklahoma City, our Oklahoma City bed and breakfast gives you access to the thrills of the city while offering you the quiet and peaceful night away you’re looking for.
Montford Inn has ten amazing rooms – each with a fireplace and other cozy amenities. And to kick the romance up a notch, check out the six private cottages – each with a fireplace, whirlpool tub, and screened-in porch. And if that’s not enough to beckon you out to the cottages, just remember that breakfast will be delivered right to your door in the morning.
We look forward to being a part of your Oklahoma City romantic experience. You can start planning it right now.