6 Super Shopping Districts in the OKC Metro
Paseo District by Jacquelyn Kuneman
Malls are great but sometimes you want a shopping experience that feels a little special. The Oklahoma City metro is full of unique shopping districts that offer prime opportunities to window shop, people watch and go home with something new. Here are some one-of-a-kind options.
1. Upscale shopping alongside fast-casual dining awaits at Spring Creek Plaza in Edmond. The open-air shopping square features national women’s clothing chains like Talbots and Chico’s and homegrown favorites like Plenty Mercantile.
2. Oklahoma City’s Plaza District has blossomed into a destination for family fun, food and shopping. Restaurants serving comfort foods like ramen and pizza keep shoppers satiated while they browse small boutiques and even a new green beauty salon.
3. Downtown Edmond is a hub for family-friendly shopping and dining. While popping in and out of boutiques, coffee shops and wine bars, take time to stop at the art galleries and notice the sculptures scattered along Broadway.
4. Paseo Arts District Already a destination for art lovers, recent additions to the Paseo Arts District’s food scene have made the area a great place for families to spend the day. Browse galleries and shops before and after a tasty stop at Holey Rollers or Buttermilk and take plenty of breaks to admire the Spanish revival architecture.
5. A bevy of new restaurants and shops have been a boon for Midtown Oklahoma City. Families who head to the area Saturday morning have the pleasure of sitting in on story time at Commonplace Books before they head out for donuts at the classic Brown’s Bakery or waffles at infamous Waffle Champion. Street art and family fun destinations like Dust Bowl Lanes and Bleu Garten make the district a great destination for all ages.
6. Although not far from Oklahoma City, El Reno has maintained its small-town charm, especially along Main Street. Antique stores line the street, which visitors can access by authentic rail trolley for a full-blown old-fashioned experience. Don’t leave town without stopping for one of El Reno’s famous onion burgers, available at many local diners.