Oklahoma Will Rogers Airport
Car Rental at Oklahoma Will Rogers Airport
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The capital city of the Choctaw ‘red people’ (from ‘okla’ and ‘humma’), Oklahoma City (OKC) at first appears to be in the middle of nowhere, as it is located in the Southern Plains that have the reputation to be flat and treeless.
OKC stands in contrast to that image, however, as the urban core is lush and dotted with skyscrapers.
The North Canadian River bisects the city and provides a playground for water sports enthusiasts, while other exciting happenings go on indoors in the city’s museums, opera houses, basketball arena, and artists’ galleries.
Because of the abundance of city comforts that visitors would enjoy upon arrival, OKC is the ideal staging point to explore the American West and Southwest by hire car.
Oklahoma City is right on the I-35 Corridor, which makes your hire car from Oklahoma Airport very useful for travel to Kansas City, MO to the north, or Dallas-Fort Worth, TX to the south.
For the rhythm-seeking visitor, Kansas City, five hours out, is renowned for its jazz clubs where prohibition-era bootleg bars of Kansas City nurtured musicians who came from New Orleans.
For the real cow town with a touch of glamor, head down to the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) mega-region three hours away by car.
DFW is the northern tip of Texas Triangle and the largest aviation hub of the Lone Star state.
From DFW, Austin is three hours to the southwest and an hour south of that is San Antonio, the westernmost point of the Triangle.
This area is ideal to explore by car if you are keen on learning Texas history, sampling authentic Tex-Mex, or discovering the slowly but steadily growing wine industry of Fredericksburg, an hour and a half to the west of Austin.
For visitors constrained with time, they may drive straight southeast from DFW to Houston for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
A real treat of this drive would be proximity to the beaches of Galveston another hour south.
Renting a car in Oklahoma Airport will also bring you to a west-northeast corridor marked by the historic Route 66.
In Oklahoma City, the route has been largely replaced by I-40 that runs to the west.
This connects to a series of highways that will lead you to the next Route 66 stop at Amarillo, Texas, four hours away.
For the most visual impact in a short amount of time, a drive along this route will satisfy: This is where the most iconic Western culture and images can be experienced.
The western arm of Route 66 winds through the hot and arid landscapes of Albuquerque in New Mexico and Flagstaff in Arizona before making the last push to the Pacific coast via Los Angeles.
The most common drop off points for one way car hire is Los Angeles International Airport.