Magical moments happen in the morning, that time when the sun warms the skyline and the grass is fresh with dew. One decision, one second, could change the entire course of your day.
Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.– Thomas Jefferson
So make the decision to seize the morning and fill it with adventure. Branch out of your breakfast comfort zone, or hit the water in time to see that first ray of light. It’s time to get more done before 10 a.m. than others get done all day.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.– Marcus Aurelius
Opt for a steaming cup of locally roasted joe at Stella Nova (OKC and Norman) or Elemental Coffee Roasters.
Grab a breakfast croissant at Bedré Café before a leisurely hike in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Savor the crisp Lake Texoma air as gentle waves gather at the shoreline.
Leave the comfort of your Colcord bed for a delicious stack of pancakes at FLINT.
Experience the coming of dawn at the Blue River, a Thermos in one hand and a fishing pole in the other.
You’ve heard the old adage. Now go catch yourself some adventure.
Lake Texoma State Park is home to one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Famous for its striped bass, Texoma has been dubbed the Striper Capital of the World. Kingston, Oklahoma, even celebrates the popularity of striper fishing with the Kingston Striper Festival held each June.
The Blue River winds its way throughout the southern region of Oklahoma, inviting guests to enjoy leisurely activities such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. It is one of the bodies of water in the state in which trout can be found in the winter, and fly fishing for smallmouth bass is another popular pastime.
Bedré Café, situated in The Artesian Hotel in downtown Sulphur, is a 1950s-style diner that serves made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, cakes, pies, ice cream and, of course, chocolate. Bedré Café is a great place to bring the family for a delicious American meal in a fun environment.
Journey through Oklahoma's oldest national park, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, which has served as a haven for outdoors enthusiasts since 1902. Water in all forms, from springs and streams to lakes and more, is the area's main attraction.
Stella Nova is designed to be an enjoyable gathering place where rich ideas and conversations brew along with strong coffee.
Situated on the first floor of the historic Colcord Hotel in Oklahoma City, FLINT is an upscale restaurant and lounge featuring contemporary American favorites beginning at breakfast time and going until late at night.
Completed in 1910, the Colcord Building, at 12 stories high, was the first skyscraper in Oklahoma City. Now, more than 100 years later, the Colcord serves as a reminder of the area's historical charm, providing elegant accommodations.
Elemental Coffee Roasters is the essential neighborhood gathering place, a cozy Midtown space to enjoy a bite to eat with friends, grab an afternoon pick-me-up or simply sit on the patio with a book and a dog. Elemental is known for sourcing, sampling, importing, roasting and delivering some of the finest coffees available in the world.
Imagine spending a day among the shining buildings of downtown Oklahoma City, enjoying an adventure wrapped in the bustle of urban life. Then, when things wind down, you drive just 15 minutes north, still in the city, to experience a brand-new landscape at Lake Hefner.
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