Staying at the Montford Inn has many perks (just check out these amazing amenities), but one we think you’ll love is its convenient location to so many of the popular attractions in Norman, OK. We’re so close you can actually walk to most of them!
Located in historic downtown, Norman, OK, our bed-and-breakfast offers guests a convenient yet secluded place to retreat in the midst of a charming small college town atmosphere. We offer off-street parking and are within walking distance to many of the town’s most popular destinations.
Driving around town can definitely get you from point A to point B in a hurry, but when you stay at the Montford Inn, you’re leaving the hurry behind. You’re here to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of daily life and to reconnect with one another. Walking to your destination can help you to slow your pace and enjoy the journey.
Plus, walking around town gives you a unique perspective, better immersing you in the culture and beauty all around you. Take a stroll to one of these great places within walking distance of the Montford Inn, and enjoy the slower pace of life…
The Best Places Within Walking Distance of the Montford Inn Norman, OK
Let’s Go to the Park
Getting away is all about relaxing. Why not grab a book, pack a lunch, and head to one of the many parks within a mile’s walk of the Montford Inn?
Andrew’s Park (5 min)
The closest park to Monford Inn (just two blocks away), Andrew’s Park is located at 201 W Daws. With a picnic area, playground equipment, splash pad, jogging/walking course, basketball court, skatepark, and more, Andrew’s Park is a popular destination within walking distance of the Monford Inn.
Andrew’s Park is also home to the Jazz in June festival.
Legacy Trail Park (6 min)
Stretching along a section of James Gardner Ave from Duffy to Robinson, Legacy Trail Park is a walking/jogging path with several pieces of public art on display, including the James Gardner statue. Guests of Montford Inn can access the walking path from Gray St.
Centennial Park (9 min)
The mature trees and picnic tables at Centennial Park offer a shaded setting for a relaxing lunch. Centennial Park is located at 411 W Symmes St in Norman, OK.
Ruth Updegraff Park (12 min)
Serenity and beauty welcome visitors to Ruth Updegraff Park at 505 N Peters. A gazebo sits near the small walking bridge, and a wooden bench can be found in the midst of a tastefully curated garden. This peaceful setting is just a short walk from the Montford Inn.
June Benson Park (15 min)
A gazebo and playground equipment greet visitors to June Benson Park at 209 E Alameda St in Norman, OK, just a few blocks away from Montford Inn.
Lions Park (16 min)
Lions Park is another popular park in Norman, OK, and is within walking distance from Montford Inn. Located at 450 S Flood, its features include picnic shelters, playground equipment, lighted fields & tennis courts, a gazebo, and a jogging/walk path.
Lions Park is also home to the popular Summer Breeze Concert Series on Sundays from May to September.
With over 55 neighborhood and community parks in Norman, OK, guests at the Montford Inn are sure to find a park to enjoy while walking around historic downtown Norman.
While Montford Inn serves an amazing breakfast each morning, our guests enjoy checking out the unique restaurants on the surrounding streets for lunches and dinners. Being within walking distance from these restaurants allows our guests to experience the atmosphere of historic downtown Norman, OK, as they travel to and from their choice of meal.
The following restaurants are all within walking distance of the Montford Inn:
- Benvenuti’s (6 min)*
- Bison Witches Bar & Deli (10 min)
- Blu (14 min)*
- Das Boot Camp (11 min)*
- Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (14 min)
- Greek House (20 min)*
- Hideaway Pizza (15 min)*
- Sandro’s Pizza & Pasta (12 min)
- Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails (5 min)*
- Sergio’s Italian Bistro (7 min)
- Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine (4 min)
- syrup. (8 min)
- Tarahumara’s Mexican Cafe (18 min)*
- The Moon Sushi and Bistro (12 min)*
- The Garage Burgers & Beer (12 min)*
- The Service Station Restaurant (10 min)
- The Winston (8 min)
- Tino’s (4 min)
- Wing It (10 min)
Want to know which ones we recommend? Check out our list of the Best Restaurants in Norman OK (restaurants marked with an * above are included on this list)!
Stroll hand-in-hand to one of the local coffee shops for a special time together enjoying your favorite java brew.
- Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (10 min)*
- Gray Owl Coffee (9 min)*
- syrup. (8 min)
- Starbucks (11)
- Second Wind Coffeehouse (14 min)*
- The Yellow Dog Coffee Company, LLC + Okie Baking Co (9 min)
- Tea Cafe on the Corner (15 min)
And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our personal favorite coffee shops in Norman (those marked with an * above are included on this list)!
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Looking to take home a special treasure or two from your romantic getaway to Norman, OK? Browse one of the local shops that are within walking distance of the Montford Inn!
Antiques and Vintage Shops
- Bruce’s Vintage Guitars & Antiques (12 min)
- S & J Marketplace (9 min)
- Artifactory (9 min)
- Robinson’s Repurposed (15 min)
- The Vintage Rose (5 min)
- Stash (15 min)
See our list of the best antique stores in Oklahoma City and Norman for more great antiquing locations.
Other Specialty Stores
- The Center on Main (5 min)
- Campus Corner (15 min)
- Norman Music Center (1 min)
- Gray Street Books (2 min)
- Sprouts Farmers Market (4 min)
- Carriage Shopping Center (29 min)
- Guestroom Records (10 min)
- Human Interaction (12 min)
There are also several grocery stores and drug stores within a 10-minute walk of the Montford Inn.
Let’s Go Sooners!
Norman, OK, is home to Oklahoma University, and the Montford Inn is within walking distance of campus and everything it has to offer.
Love OU Sooner sports?
If you’re headed to an OU Football game, or perhaps you’re in town to cheer on the Sooner Volleyball team, avoid the hassle of finding a place to park on campus and enjoy a short walk from the Montford Inn.
Looking for Culture?
OU Campus is a hotbed of culture and art. Enjoy walking to the Sam Noble Natural History Museum or the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art or watch a production at the Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts.
No matter why you’re headed to campus, Montford Inn is less than a mile away, making it convenient to walk to your OU destination.
Let’s Visit the Past
Historic Downtown Norman boasts many interesting destinations and events. From the Legacy Trail to the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, there’s no shortage of culture and history to take in as you stroll through the streets around the Montford Inn.
Visit Norman OK
At the Montford Inn, we are more than happy to help you find any of these places on foot with easy-to-understand directions, great recommendations, and hometown know-how. We would love to have you stay with us the next time you decide to explore Norman for yourself.
Walking times estimated by Google Maps.