July - October
Oklahoma City gets the largest number of visitors in the summer and early fall, when airfares are typically at their lowest. The tradeoff, of course, is that the summer months—particularly August—can be brutally hot in Oklahoma. Early fall is an ideal time to visit. Cooler weather rolls in and it’s football season, which is a huge part of life here in The Sooner State.
Spring in Oklahoma City means rain and tornadoes, but don’t count this season out when you’re planning your vacation. When it’s not raining or blowing, the spring weather can be quite pleasant, and there’s plenty to do both indoors and out. Stop by the Festival of the Arts (late April), take in an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game or catch a University of Oklahoma baseball or softball game. And don’t worry too much about the weather. Fortunately for travelers, the National Weather Service has tornado prediction all figured out, and the city has effective warning systems and ample shelter space.
Winter in Oklahoma City can be pretty blah—there’s not much going on and the weather is cold and damp. But unlike other parts of the Midwest, Oklahoma sees some beautiful days, even in the deepest parts of the winter, so getting out and about isn’t entirely out of the question. And with the city’s wide range of museums and shops and restaurants, there’s plenty of inside action even on the coldest day.