Story by Kaitlyn Burden
The time has come for college students from all over the nation to travel to fun destinations and have a much-needed break from school. This year, some of the most popular spots include sandy beaches, hitting the slopes and catching up on sleep. Rose State’s first day of spring break starts March 19 and lasts the entire week. Since it is so easy to get caught up in school and work, a lot of students have yet to book flights or hotel rooms and probably think it is too late to make plans. Fortunately, Oklahoma has interesting places to visit with the added convenience of close proximity.
“I always look forward to this time of year, but I can’t afford to take off work for a full week and go on a luxury vacation like some of my friends do,” said Rose State student Torrie Hartman.
She is kicking her spring break off with a concert at the BOK Center and then spending the next three days exploring what Tulsa has to offer.
“That’s why I am so glad Tulsa has so many unique attractions to go see,” she said.
Hartman mentioned visiting the Tulsa Arts District for some retail therapy as well as visiting the Center of the Universe, which is a mysterious spot in downtown that allows people to hear their own echo when they stand in the middle of a bridge.
If a thrill-seeking activity sounds more appealing, check out the Little Sahara State Park. Travel Oklahoma described this place as a “Northwest Oklahoma treasure” and added, “ATV enthusiasts flock to Little Sahara State Park near Waynoka where they can fly over dunes that stretch across 1,600 acres and are up to 75 feet tall.”
For a more relaxing trip, Travel Oklahoma also advises tourists to “surround yourself with natural beauty and make a reservation at an Oklahoma state park. Great cabins and lodge rooms are available at some of Oklahoma’s favorite getaways like Beavers Bend, Robbers Cave, Greenleaf and Tenkiller.”
No matter what the trip type, Oklahoma is filled with a fun and exciting vacation spots that come at an affordable cost. If time or money is an issue, take a day trip and enjoy what this state has to offer.