Also consider... Oklahoma River Cruises offer public rides, private cruises and scheduled themed cruises along a 7-mile stretch of water.
Also consider... Enjoy the streets of Bricktown as well with a comfortable ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Also consider... The outfield berm area offers an opportunity for viewers to really spread out as they enjoy the game.
There are several lakes around the Oklahoma City area, of course, but Lake Hefner is arguably the best for outdoor recreational activities. The lake is popular spot for sailboats, and many enjoy races throughout the spring and summer. But the trails and surrounding area are perfect for bicyclists, joggers, kids, and those looking for a comfortable, outdoor picnic.
Also consider... The Lake Hefner Golf Course is one of the better public courses in Oklahoma City, and it's very reasonably priced.
Many residents remember going to longtime OKC amusement parks White Water Bay and Frontier City when they were kids. Well with new ownership, it's the perfect time to rediscover these metro favorites. Frontier City debuted a new suspended roller coaster in 2008 and has a wonderful summer concert series while White Water Bay is a great cure for the heat of the Oklahoma summer.
Also consider... Double Park Season Passes help with the cost and pay for themselves after about 3 trips, but if you're looking for a cheaper option, Oklahoma City has plenty of reasonably priced public swimming pools and spraygrounds.
As with many other aspects of Oklahoma City, the arts community is better than ever in the metro. The shows at the Civic Center Music Hall are only the beginning. When the weather gets nice, step outside for a wonderful theatrical experience. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park performs throughout the summer on the Myriad Gardens Water Stage.
Also consider... Speaking of college campuses, they can be excellent spots for other outdoor performance events and festivals in the summer. Check event calendars of colleges and universities in the metro.
Also consider... While the big names are at the Zoo Amphitheatre, you can still catch some good live music outside as part of the SoundBites in the Park series during from 11:30am to 1pm every Friday from April through June.
Also consider... The First Friday of every month brings outdoor fun to the historic Paseo Arts District in OKC. Check out the live galleries, enjoy live music and sample the wines.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is a perfect outdoor getaway in the metro. See all the wonderful and unique exhibits such as the Oklahoma Trails, and simply enjoy the relaxing stroll through the grounds. There are great events throughout the spring and summer, paddleboats, a safari tram, restaurants where you can rest your feet and, of course, the enjoyable animal shows.
Also consider... If you've already been to the Zoo several times and want something a bit different, check out the Martin Park Nature Center on West Memorial. It's a wildlife sanctuary with a museum, hiking trails and more.
There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Oklahoma City that offer some type of outdoor seating, so when the weather gets nice, ask to be seated outside. Even better, choose a unique location that offers a scenic dining experience. Options might include Zio's or Bourbon Street Cafe along the Bricktown canal, any of the restaurants on Lake Hefner's East Wharf, or spots like Bellini's at the Waterford Complex.
Also consider... While it doesn't offer the water scenes of the above options, a great place to dine outside is the Paseo Arts District.