If Oklahoma City isn’t already on your travel to-do list, it will be after you listen to this week’s podcast. In this episode, we explore the best that Oklahoma City has to offer from what to see and do, where to stay and what to eat in this fun and lively city.
While I always like to consider myself to be some sort of great traveler, the fact is that I make more mistakes than I care to admit. We all do of course, and that’s actually one of the great joys in the travel experience, to make and learn from mistakes. One of those happened when I drove Route 66, which I still consider to be one of the best trips I’ve ever planned. One of my errors though was not planning enough time in the many cities and towns along the way, instead wanting to experience the quirky sights in between. As such, I only spent the night when I visited Oklahoma City, an oversight I instantly regretted. I recently had the great opportunity to correct this travel mistake, when the fine folks over at VisitOKC invited me back to explore everything I had missed that first time.
In this week’s podcast I invited two guests who share everything there is to see, do and eat in Oklahoma from the fine arts to one of the best burgers you’ll ever have. We also talk in greater detail about the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and why it’s such an important place to visit.
As the Vice President of Destination Marketing, Lindsay leads the Marketing and Communications Division for Visit OKC. An Oklahoma native, Lindsay enjoys camping, watersports and all kinds of outdoor recreation with her husband, 11 year-old son and spunky terrier mix Kevin McAllister. Prior to coming to Visit OKC, she spent five years at the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and also worked for PR and marketing agencies in Oklahoma City and St. Louis.
Kari Watkins, a third-generation journalist, became the Oklahoma City National Memorial’s first staff member as the Communications Director in March 1996. She was named Executive Director in 1999. Today, she oversees the operations of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum; one of Oklahoma’s most visited sites and is Race Director for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.