Adventure Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Plan a long weekend getaway with our Tulsa adventure guide, featuring great outdoor escapes, where to stay, and where to eat.

Pop. 385,635
GPS: 36°07'N, 95°55'W

Tulsa has two major art museums, pro ballet and opera companies, and a revitalized downtown full of art deco buildings, but it's far from arts-centric: There's serious hiking in two hours southeast in the Ouachita Mountains and hard-core singletrack in Osage Hills State Park.

PLAY

Join up with New Heights Rock Gym in town, and take a weekend Basic Guiding course to nearby Sams Throne, a three-mile (five-kilometer) long sandstone cliff with more than 500 routes ($150; http://www.newheightstulsa.com/).

EAT

Knotty Pine is a hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint that sells its sauce in gallon jugs; locals grew up loving it (knottypinetulsa.com).

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SLEEP

The quiet, boutique-style Hotel Savoy offers full-size kitchens and French antiques in every room (suites from $119; tulsasavoy.com).

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