Published: October 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Plan a long weekend getaway with our Tulsa adventure guide, featuring great outdoor escapes, where to stay, and where to eat. Then chime in with your picks.

Pop. 385,635
GPS: 3607'N, 9555'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.

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Join up with New Heights Rock Gym in town, and take a weekend Basic Guiding course to nearby Sams Throne, a three-mile-long sandstone cliff with more than 500 routes ($150;

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

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