We love living in Owasso apartments because Oklahoma is home, but we admit that our great state is hardly a hotbed for people looking to escape colder weather. With this in mind, we wanted to take a look at some of the cities that Oklahoma residents usually go to escape the snow and ice that heads our way around this time. While there are plenty of options in this country for people who want to take a break from the weather, we picked three of the most popular destinations that won’t take more than a few hours out of your day on an a flight out of Oklahoma.
Okay, you can definitely save some money and just drive to Denver if you’re trying to be economical. But if you do decide to fly, you’re going to want to rent a car upon arrival because Denver is best enjoyed through windshields and sunroofs. Although Denver is a little farther north than our Owasso apartments, the climate is actually quite forgiving thanks to their proximity to the sun. Denver sits 5,690 feet above sea level, so your smiling face will be 5,000 feet closer to the sun than it is in Owasso, which sits only 610 feet above sea level. Temperatures can range anywhere from the low teens to the high 60s in the winter. You might be taking a bit of a gamble when you decide to escape to Denver, but do your due diligence by checking the weather reports and you should be just fine.
Denver is known for its incredible skiing and snowboarding options, but there is really something for everyone in the Mile High City. There’s a vibrant downtown bar and restaurant team and professional football and hockey teams to enjoy without ever setting foot in the mountains. Of course, we don’t recommend a trip to Denver without a day trip to the Rockies. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most beautiful pieces of land this country has to offer, and for only $20 you can drive around the park all day. Just remember, take a good long look at Weather.com before making any plans!
Here’s another city that is definitely within driving distance, but just far enough away that a flight seems tempting. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you should definitely consider renting a car if you do fly to Austin. The city offers plenty in terms of food, drinks and entertainment, but some of the most beautiful land in all of Texas sits just outside of Austin in the Hill Country. You won’t have to worry about checking the weather either, because all the unbearable weather already happened down there in July and August. Now you can come in and enjoy dry, temperate weather in one of America’s fastest growing cities. Nature lovers will enjoy Austin’s expansive city parks system, which includes the city’s secluded Greenbelt, running from one end of town to another. Of course, you can put on your OU gear and cheer against the Longhorns as well. There really is something for everyone in Austin.
Finally, a city that you can fly to without feeling guilty about not driving. Los Angeles makes the list because there may be no better city in the country to escape to and feel like you’ve truly left winter behind. Sparkling sandy beaches, boardwalks with ferris wheels and sunsets over the Pacific Ocean await you in the nation’s second largest city. The best part? You’ll probably be surrounded by plenty of other folks from the heartland who wanted to escape the cold just like yourself. Just remember, your luxurious 98 Apartments Owasso will be waiting for you when you get back.