Top rated rentals — Oklahoma City
Destination guide

What travelers can expect from a stay in Oklahoma City

Nestled in the heart of the Great Plains, Oklahoma City is known for bustling urban neighborhoods like Automobile Alley and the Central Business District, yet major parks and other rural features are also prominent. The city takes pride in its western heritage with annual rodeos and western-themed museums, restaurants, and amusement parks. Many Oklahoma City vacation rentals aren't far from popular centers of activity. Travelers can also get out-and-about to enjoy museums, sporting events, concerts, and other family-friendly attractions, as well as go hiking along an extensive network of trails.

Things to do

Where to go and what to see in Oklahoma City

Western-themed amusement park Frontier City is among the popular Oklahoma City attractions to see from April through November. After checking out the statue of Buffalo Bill on Persimmon Hill, visit the Paseo Arts District to watch local artists at work. Kids can feed the colorful lorikeets at the family friendly Oklahoma City Zoo's Children's Zoo. Explore the wonderful world of science at Science Museum Oklahoma's whimsical CurioCity village, or make your way to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or the Oklahoma Railway Museum, which has venues for birthday parties.


Oklahoma City's climate and weather

The city's climate is largely influenced by the plains. A typical Oklahoma City weather forecast is likely to include sunshine, since the city has more than 200 days of it per year. January is the coolest month and July is the warmest, while the average temperature is around 60 degrees. Travelers staying at Oklahoma City vacation rentals may see snowfall from late fall through early spring. That said, there is no wrong time to visit, since steady northerly winds help ease humidity during the warmer summer months, and winters are relatively dry.

Natural features

Nature and geographic features of Oklahoma City

Although it’s in the Great Plains, about 3 hours north of Dallas, Oklahoma City has many natural hills. Gently rolling prairies and plains cradle the North Canadian River as it becomes the Oklahoma River when it passes through the city. Three large lakes are popular gathering spots during the summer, with the largest being Lake Stanley Draper. Animals native to the area include black-tailed jackrabbits, badgers, raccoons, coyotes, and prairie dogs. Dogwood, black walnut, and two species of oak are Oklahoma City trees for travelers to see as they spend time in the area.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Oklahoma City

Fly into Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Oklahoma City, OK (PWA-Wiley Post), which is 8.2 mi (13.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Santa Fe Depot.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Oklahoma City?

Whether you want an intimate retreat for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Oklahoma City. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Oklahoma City, you'll want to keep coming back to "Urban Legends Living Sanitized". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including free toiletries and a kitchen.
  • Another enticing choice is "Private Retreat In Safe, Friendly Suburb", which is around 4 miles from Oklahoma City. Offering 3 bedrooms, a dryer and a nearby casino, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Oklahoma City vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Oklahoma City?

Get away from the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Oklahoma City. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend treasured time with the family, there'll be something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Cottage Chic - Less Than 5 Mins To The Plaza District". Around 1 mile to the north of Oklahoma City, this delightful retreat has everything you need for a chilled out stay, including off-street parking options and a hair dryer.
  • "Updated Quaint, Quiet, Upstairs Condo" is another popular option to consider. It's located around 1 mile to the northeast of Oklahoma City and comes with an iron and ironing board, a smart TV and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Oklahoma City?

Absolutely! If you want a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often located in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Oklahoma City:

  • One of our top picks is "Modern Southwest - Historic Renovation In Heart Of Plaza District". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular abode and you'll have access to a microwave oven and a TV.
  • "Mid Century Modern Getaway - Plaza District" is another top stay, providing all you could want for the ideal Oklahoma City escape. Useful amenities here include a nearby zoo and a private pool.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Oklahoma City?

Whether you're looking for a simple cabin or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Oklahoma City:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Updated Condo, Private Balcony And Downtown Views" is an excellent choice. It's close to central Oklahoma City, so you'll be within easy reach of all the best attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "4k Tv, Fast Wifi, Close To Everything In Okc". This comfy, conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Oklahoma City?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Oklahoma City that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Urban Legends Living Sanitized". Around 1 mile from Oklahoma City, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including shopping facilities and outdoor furniture.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days enjoying each other's company at "Private Retreat In Safe, Friendly Suburb", around 4 miles from Oklahoma City. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Oklahoma City?

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Oklahoma City and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have enough room to move at "Willowtree Family Estate Midtown Okc Ocu". Around 2 miles north of Oklahoma City, this generously sized retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a fireplace and a kitchen.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Cozy Urban Home Central Okc - Minutes From State Fair Grounds And Downtown" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 3 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the north of Oklahoma City. It's crammed with features to keep your large group occupied, such as a fireplace and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Oklahoma City?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Pull out your unicorn floatie and check out these houses in or near Oklahoma City that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Say hello to "The Coffee House Large 3bed King Home Near Plaza", where your biggest priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as a kitchen and free toiletries help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or just kicking back beside the water at "Vacation For The Soul House Glumac". This vacation home is another top choice and offers a dishwasher, a fenced yard and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Oklahoma City? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire range of Oklahoma City vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Oklahoma City?

Every family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Oklahoma City offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Private Retreat In Safe, Friendly Suburb" is the ideal place to vacation with the family. This top-rated escape is 4 miles to the south of Oklahoma City and has amenities such as a dishwasher and childrens activities.
  • "Cottage Chic - Less Than 5 Mins To Plaza District" is another excellent option. It's about 1 mile to the north of Oklahoma City, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include a TV and a dishwasher.

When it's time to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Oklahoma City Zoo, Frontier City and Hurricane Harbor Oaklahoma City should be top of your must-do list.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Oklahoma City?

Nothing says "VIP getaway" like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your favorite bikini and splash around in the comfort and privacy of one of these roomy vacation homes in or near Oklahoma City:

  • Unpack your bags at "The Apricot Tree: Villa, Driftwood" and spend your days kicking back poolside. This roomy retreat has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests and a host of other top-notch amenities. A swimming pool and an ocean view are among them.
  • Another attractive property is "The Red Door Pad". With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests, you can invite your entire gang to hang out and swim. A garden and a fireplace are other amenities on offer here.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Oklahoma City vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Oklahoma City?

Romantic retreats, business trips or adventures of the solo kind — a single-bedroom vacation rental works for all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near Oklahoma City is sure to be just right:

  • Take a look at "Modern Southwest - In The Heart Of Plaza District", a great centrally located one-bedroom property. A kitchen and an oven are just two of the amenities included here.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Oklahoma City, "Waterfront - Just A Few Meters From The Beach. With Private Pool" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and enjoy a kitchen and a swimming pool.

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