Guys, listen to me. Let's throw out the obvious ones — birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. I'm going to help you with some ideas for those special dates with your significant other; the kind of dates where there's nothing specific to celebrate other than spending quality time with your loved one.
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Here's a whirlwind trip around the state highlighting a handful of places to help you find that special place for that special person on that special non-holiday, nonspecific date. For contrasting atmospheres, you could try taking an Oklahoma River Cruise where it's peaceful, calm, relaxing and romantic. Then add an energetic change-of-pace to your cozy date with a visit to Michael Murphy's Dueling Piano Bar in Bricktown.
Here's a fresh take on the dinner and a movie date idea: head over to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art where you can take in beautiful works of art and fascinating exhibits, then catch a classic or independent film in the beautiful 250-seat Noble Theater. For dinner, try a restaurant whose name signifies class, first-rate service and amazing food: Nonna's.
In the northeastern part of the state, you simply can't go wrong with an Art Deco Landmarks Walking tour. You'll find out about the fascinating history of Tulsa's most recognized structures. To finish off this classy evening, dinner at The Tavern on Brady is the perfect way to go. Watch a master chef prepare your meal in the kitchen. It's called the Chef's table and it will provide a unique dining experience that's fun and delicious.
Moving to southeastern Oklahoma, and I'll admit I'm a little biased about this next suggestion because it's right outside of my hometown of McAlester, but Krebs' Little Italy features numerous first-rate Italian restaurants, from Roseanna's and Isle of Capri to Pete's Place. If you drive just a little further to the southeast, you can enjoy an incredible stay at Beavers Bend State Park.
Moving to southwestern Oklahoma, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton will do the trick for nature lovers. A visit to Medicine Park will top of the evening with a pleasant stroll through the various shops and dinner at the Old Plantation Restaurant.
In northwestern Oklahoma, stop in at the Hoot Owl Ranch in Kenton; in the Guymon area, see a movie the fun, old fashioned way at the Corral Drive-In and finish up the evening at the Urban Bru Cafe.
Take a moment, do a little research on Travelok.com and surprise your loved one with a “there is no special occasion, I'm just taking you out because I love you” kind of date.