Unwinding is a lot easier said than done with a mind constantly racing and a to-do list growing by the second. Truly letting go, fully allowing yourself to breathe in and release the stress can be a daunting task in and of itself.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.– Chinese Proverb
Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway, lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way.– Mars Bonfire, "Born To Be Wild”
Now’s the time to close your eyes and calm your nerves, to experience the joy in the stillness of a moment. Grab the girls and hit the road for a weekend away. Adventure doesn’t have to be fast-paced.
Lose yourself in the cloud of a down comforter at The Artesian Hotel.
Soak up the color and creativity of a painting at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Channel your inner sommelier with an afternoon wine tasting at The Rusty Nail Winery.
Savor decadence at Bedré Fine Chocolate.
Indulge in some much needed retail therapy at Cloverleaf.
Let worries evaporate with a deep tissue massage at udånder, feeling yourself drift off into another world.
Pick a path and don’t look back. Your girls’ retreat is waiting.
It's impossible to miss Cloverleaf when driving down Adventure Road near Ardmore. Looking like a cross between a carnival attraction and a neon castle, this truly unique boutique offers a wide array of colorful merchandise, ranging from clothing and accessories to home goods, antiques, gifts and outdoor decorations.
Located in historic downtown Ardmore, the Ardmore Emporium is a favorite local source for quality antiques, collectables, art, home furnishings and more. The space plays hosts to dozens of dealers with an ever-changing inventory of items, making sure there's always something interesting to be found at the Emporium.
Enjoy this four-story, 81-room boutique hotel that blends all the modern amenities with the charm and character of the original Artesian, a popular tourism destination from 1906 until 1962, when it burned to the ground. Rebuilt in 2013, the new and improved Artesian offers a full-service spa, an indoor/outdoor pool and bath house, a casino and several unique shops.
Unwind with the Art of Relaxation and an afternoon of pampering at Sole'renity Spa at The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa. This world-class facility provides everything from invigorating massages and facials to rejuvenating steam rooms and saunas, creating the perfect de-stressing experience.
Check out the growing art community in Sulphur, Oklahoma, home to the ARTesian Gallery & Studios. Opened in November 2013, the gallery showcases original Chickasaw artwork, plus studio spaces where you can watch artists as they weave, throw pots, paint and more.
The Rusty Nail is a locally owned and operated winery, tasting room, gift shop and bistro in downtown Sulphur. The winery is located in a restored building, constructed in 1906, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As the only Native American tribe to create its own brand of fine chocolate, the Chickasaw Nation takes great pride in its Bedré products. Bring your sweet tooth, and get ready for melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Visitors receive a free sample just for stopping in.
For a relaxing downtown Oklahoma City experience, visit udånder, a Scandinavian-style spa offering an aromatherapy steam room, dry sauna, soaking tubs, specialty treatment rooms, and even a special spa package for the Adventure Road traveler. If you're in desperate need of an afternoon detox, udånder is the place for you.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.
Western Avenue is one of the most diverse stretches in the city, combining upscale offerings with local, homey establishments that pay tribute to the area's roots. The first Thursday of each month plays host to Western Avenue On the Lawn, a family event featuring food trucks, kids' activities, movies and more. And in the fall, Western Avenue brings you Taste of Western, an annual festival that celebrates local art and culinary favorites.
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