Day 1 – Arrive in Grapevine, Texas. Collect your car on arrival and drive to Grapevine, approx. 5 miles Grapevine is known for its railroad history, wineries, fabulous food and outdoor adventure at Lake Grapevine. Grapevine flourished in 1888 when the Cotton Belt Railroad arrived in town. Surprisingly, Texas is the fifth-largest wine producer in the U.S. Taste some of the state’s finest on Grapevine's Urban Wine Trail. When hunger strikes, fill up on Texas barbecue and Southern comfort food.
Stay three nights in Grapevine.
Day 4 – Drive to Durant, Oklahoma, approx. 100 miles
Durant is known as the magnolia capital of Oklahoma, and the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation. Pay a visit to the Choctaw Cultural Center in nearby Calera which tells of the 14,000-year history of the Choctaw people through interactive exhibits and an outside living village. Explore downtown Durant and perhaps visit Lost Street Brewing Co. to sample a beverage from the brewery’s rotating selection of small-batch brews before dining in one of Durant’s many restaurants.
Stay one night in Durant
Day 5 – Drive to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, approx. 150 miles
Oklahoma City is the largest city in the state, and Bricktown - its renovated warehouse district - provides plenty of evening entertainment with over 30 canal-side restaurant and clubs. Visit the world class National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the Red Earth Museum, FAM the First Americans Museum, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the American Banjo Museum, the fast-growing Boathouse District and the Paseo Arts District.
Stay one night in Oklahoma City
Day 6 – Drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma, approx. 120 miles
Discover Tulsa’s distinctive mix of influences. ‘Don’t miss’ visits include the Philbrook Museum of Art, and the Woody Guthrie Center in the lively and growing Tulsa Arts District - surrounding Guthrie Green with its bandstand and food trucks. The Bob Dylan Center will curate and exhibit a priceless collection of more than 100,000 items spanning Dylan’s career, including handwritten manuscripts, notebooks, and correspondence. Eclectic shops, farm-to-table restaurants and live music venues make Tulsa a memorable stop. Stay two nights in Tulsa
Day 8 – Drive to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, approx. 150 miles
With a network of charming Victorian buildings lining its winding streets, the downtown historic district is awash with boutiques, art galleries and lively bars and restaurants. Known for its laid back atmosphere and year round festivals, Eureka Springs is a perfect spot for exploring the surrounding area
Stay two nights in Eureka Springs.
Day 10 – Drive to Bentonville, Arkansas, approx. 40 miles
Travel one hour to Bentonville, known as the mountain biking capital of the world and also home to the headquarters of Wal-Mark. The original store, located on Bentonville’s charming square is now a small museum charting the company’s history and that of its founder Sam Walton. Outside of the town is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which celebrates the legacy of US artists and their work from colonial to contemporary.
Stay two nights in Bentonville.
Day 12 – Drive to Hot Springs, Arkansas, approx. 195 miles
Head to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas’s only national park. Hot Springs also has a vivid gangster heritage, having welcomed the likes of Al Capone as a place where mobsters could come for refuge and relaxation. There is a museum showcasing the era when the city played host to the gangsters and bars themed to the period.
Stay one night in Hot Springs
Day 13 – Drive to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, approx. 110 miles
Broken Bow is a nature lover’s dream. As the home of Beavers Bend State Park, this city in southeast Oklahoma is a popular destination year-round. Broken Bow is a place to take in the beautiful scenery and have an adventure in the great outdoors. Visit the Gardner Mansion & Museum, the 1884 home to a Choctaw chief, or sip a glass of wine at Girls Gone Wine.
Stay two nights in Broken Bow
Day 15 – Drive to Grapevine, Texas, approx. 175 miles
Return to Grapevine for your final night. Enjoy one last glass of wine at one of Grapevine’s winery tasting rooms, or maybe a local craft brew or margarita — all Texas favourites before dinner in Grapevine’s Historic Main Street District.
Stay one night in Grapevine.
Day 16 – Drop-off your car at the airport in time to check-in for your flight
Posted by: America As You Like It
Posted on: 28/11/2023