Orlando, ‘the city beautiful’, in Florida, is home to more than just a few attractions, notable among which are Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. There’s an incredible mix of interesting things you can do in this great city, making it an ideal vacation spot for not only families, but young singles, foodies, shoppers, and visitors from all over the globe.
As one of the largest cities in Florida, USA, Orlando is a key tourism spot and is known for its excellent hotels, sport and golf clubs, annual cultural events and state-of-the-art infrastructure.
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of this magical city and familiarize yourself with the country, or you’re just a road trip enthusiast seeking a completely different but equally unforgettable driving experience, then a road trip westwards, spread over seven days, from Orlando, Florida to Oklahoma City is a sure way to experience this. What’s more, there is a lot of goodness to soak up during the trip.
This trip offers plenty of sightings and sightseeing, as well as the beauty of the destination, Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City has something to do for everyone. From treasure-filled museums to fun and freaky festivals, outdoor recreation and loads of shopping, the city is full of sightings that are adventurous, good for couples and budget-friendly.
Driving three hours from Arkansas to Oklahoma City may appear tiring and make you feel exhausted but this beautiful park, infused with old-time fun and contemporary thrills will reinvigorate you and prepare you for the marvel at Oklahoma City. Frontier City Theme Park boasts rides and entertainment ideal for guests of all ages. Where better to retire from a road trip than this?
Attractions such as water rides, electric cars, mini jets, and suspended rollercoasters will leave you reeling and wanting more.
Amenities available here include hundreds of parking areas for vehicles, as well as motorcoaches and RVs, museums for adults and children alike, and friendly accommodations. A Visitor’s Guide is readily available too for you to make the best of your time here.
This park is just a few minutes from the city's heart.
The Pig Trail is the name given to the 19-mile stretch of road that runs through Ozark National Forest, and so this trip will make the drive memorable. The Pig Trail winds through the forest and offers tourists the opportunity to see various kinds of scenery that will outdo the imagination. The rivers, waterfalls, and view of the mountains, will definitely leave you amazed. In addition, the twists and turns, as well as the scenic views, all add up to the amazing adventure to enjoy here.
You may not have motorcycles with you as you drive on this scenic byway, but rest assured, you’ll see lots of bikers enjoying this route that’s rated as one of the top ten motorcycle routes in the nation.
And from here, it’s only about three hours before the city of Oklahoma is seen.
Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, the center is home to the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The museum features artifacts from both terms of Clinton as US President and includes amazing reproductions of the Oval office, as well as the Cabinet room when he was Commander-in-Chief.
You are set for a swell time here as you get to immerse yourself in all of the beauty and history that the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in this monument holds, as it is the largest presidential library in the U.S. The Presidential Libraries are home to documents and artifacts of the Presidents and offer good insights into the times in which these leaders lived and served the nation.
Are you a lover of Rock and Roll, or just a music enthusiast? You’ll definitely want to stop by at the Graceland Mansion as you make your way to Oklahoma City on this road trip. This mansion that’s home to Elvis Presley in Memphis is one to see! This historic landmark is the second most visited house in the United States, after the White House. Fascinating, right?
You will get the opportunity to experience Elvis Presley on a “personal” level as you take an interactive iPad tour of this beautiful Mansion. Your host will be John Stamos, and you’ll enjoy commentaries and by Elvis himself, and Lisa Marie, his daughter. You also get to see a magnificent entertainment complex featuring museums, restaurants, gift shops and more.
You may want to carry your camera(s) along to take a few pictures, when you’re allowed to.
Spring Park is a picturesque setting in Tuscumbia that’s a perfect spot for picnics, and outdoor recreation. The park features a lake with fountains and an artificial waterfall that cascades down a rocky landscape that is surrounded by resplendent trees and vegetation. Fun rides, a splash pad, and a train all help keep kids busy and happy.
If you don't want to go too far, Spring Park is a great option that caters to the whole family, as well as several campsites near the park.
Are you willing to do some more sightseeing? Rattlesnake Saloon is the place to go. A watering hole under a rock! The whole family can come here to relax and connect with local history. It’s a great place to eat and a lovely sight to behold.
Pleasant hiking and exploration are part of the things to look forward to on this trip. The well-maintained grounds, as well as easily accessible mounds at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park, make for an incredible visit at this park. After all, this historic park is a memorial to the relationship between people and natural resources.
Several cultures occupied the lands and have their history here, and as such, the mounds remain today for all to see and explore! So, rest assured, there’s a lot to learn when you stop by at this National Park.
How about things to do? Field trips that are designed especially for children; nature trails for guests of all ages hike; picnic areas to explore and share meals with family; and a museum to visit are some of the outdoor activities on offer here.
Two and a half hours away from Ocala, about 140 miles northwest of the town, lies Wild Adventures, within the quiet town of Valdosta, in southern Georgia. The town is brimming with things to do, places to stay, and can be a great place to spend the night before proceeding on the journey.
Rides, shows, concerts, and other special events could be enjoyed at this animal and water park that is particularly amazing for children’s activities. Step into the world of family adventure involving ride collections and rollercoasters and offer your kids the best they could ever hope for on this trip away from home. The park is also home to several exotic animals. You will find a number of private campgrounds nearby too where you can spend the night if you so wish.
Just outside of Orlando, a drive of approximately one hour and 16 minutes, in the northern part of Florida is this Forest Reserve known for its large areas of sand pine scrub. This forest has hundreds of lakes and three springs where you can swim and dive in clear, crystalline water year round. The reserve also has four wilderness areas untrammeled by humans, protected and managed to preserve their natural conditions.
Hiking and canoeing are the two primary ways to explore this area. The wilderness areas present a range of primitive experiences that suit both the novice and the skilled outdoor enthusiast. Featuring lots of campgrounds equipped with modern amenities, as well as primitive facilities, there are a variety of accommodation options to suit all interests. Recreational vehicles are also welcome, as the available partial and full hookups will allow you to make the most of your vacation.
The perfect ending to your road trip from Orlando is a proper observation of the Oklahoma people. As the state capital and most populous city in Oklahoma, you’re definitely in for a treat here.
You’ll find lots of people with diverse cultures, plenty of attractive sites to visit, and loads of recreational opportunities available. If you’re into watersports, you’re home. If, however, what you fancy is hiking and rock climbing, get your gear and roll out! You will definitely have a lot to see and do, which will confirm to you that your road trip was definitely worth it.