Life in Tulsa
Welcome to Tulsa, Oklahoma's second-largest city for a haven of Southern comfort and
cosmopolitan style. A town enriched by its oil heritage, Tulsa boasts world-class
cultural attractions, including the Philbrook and Gilcrease Museums, and plenty of
interesting things to do. The city stands tall with its magnificent art deco treasures,
Route 66 gems and the new Cesar Pelli-designed BOK Center, a state-of-the-art venue
for national concerts and sporting events. Tulsa's lively entertainment districts
feature eateries, shopping and gaming, while the Tulsa music scene is the star of
the state. Family fun also prevails in T-Town, home of the highly-rated Tulsa Zoo,
while the city's Arkansas River trails and outdoor recreation areas offer outdoor
respites from all the urban excitement.
Tulsa offers a fabulous array of cultural amenities including the acclaimed Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and other programs of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Theater-going opportunities abound around town and the music scene thrives with everything from country and western to indie rock and from local nightlife concerts to huge music festivals. Each year a multitude of festivals and events such as Tulsa International Mayfest, Tulsa Oktoberfest and the Oklahoma Scottish Festival celebrate Tulsa's culture and heritage and add to the long list of things to do in Tulsa.
Discover unique facets of Tulsa's personality by visiting the many vibrant districts within the city. The Blue Dome Entertainment District is resurging within downtown Tulsa. Anchored by the historic Blue Dome building, which once served as a gas station but now houses a trendy eatery, the Blue Dome Entertainment District is home to nightlife hot spots, hip restaurants and live entertainment. Visit the Brookside District of Tulsa for unique shopping experiences, upscale dining and plenty of nightlife options. The Brady Arts District features historic buildings that have been brought back to prominence hosting art galleries, theaters, restaurants, bars and dance clubs. Be sure to catch a concert at the famous Cain's Ballroom or Brady Theater. For antique shopping, local and regional art galleries and over 20 of the top local restaurants, visit the Cherry Street District in the northern midtown area of Tulsa.