Activities and Shopping

riverwalkArt Deco design from the 1920s is the architectural signature of Tulsa, and the city's personality reflects that same funky, playful feel.

Tulsa's unique neighborhoods are full of eclectic shops. And at night, tranquil strolling streets transform into the city's hot spots. Here are just a few of our picks, day and night.


It's hard to define the atmosphere of Tulsa's best shopping and party district, located on Peoria between 41st and 31st. During the day it's part bohemian, part uber-hip specialty shops. But at night, it's all party animal.

Cherry Street

As you drive, walk, or bike west down 15th street, you'll notice a huge transformation. Cherry Street, roughly running from Harvard to Peoria on 15th Street, is full of surprises. Playful shops during the day make this a great place to window shop and maybe make your own beaded jewelry or stained glass creation. At night, street parties sponsored by the neighborhood pubs and restaurants make this a casual, fun place to go. Also, don't forget the Saturday morning farmer's market!


The heartbeat of Tulsa has gone through a major revitalization recently, with a brand new 19,000-seat arena, remodeled historic concert hall, and an explosion of new bars and nightclubs. The "Blue Dome District" is our favorite area for shopping and nightlife. But don't miss the restaurants and bars at 18th and Boston too.

Utica Square

Bring the parents' credit card for this place, because Utica Square specializes in luxury. With Saks Fifth Avenue, Miss Jackson's, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and much more, you can find lots of ways to max out the credit card. And even if you can't afford the pricey merchandise, this outdoor mall is perfect for a nice stroll. Check out Utica Square's summer concerts and winter Christmas lights too -- they're free.

South Tulsa

Midtown and Downtown represent Tulsa's heritage, but South Tulsa is competing for Tulsa's future. Sparkling new buildings, the hottest new shops, and plenty of parking make this area a tantalizing treat.


11th Street, home of TU's Campus Entrance is part of the original Route 66 that crossed mid-land America. 11th street is home to restaurants and late night Taco-Bell runs, and The Buccaneer Bar.