Affordable hotels, great walking trails, family friendly restaurants, and an active music scene are among the reasons Liveability.com ranked Tulsa number eight on their list.
The magazine mentions the Oxley Nature Center and Woodward Park as well as Gilcrease Museum and the Philbrook Museum of Art as well.
The Oklahoma Aquarium got a nod as a family destination and the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum was mentioned as well.
One of the things pointed to as a plus is Tulsa’s Downtown's Trolley system. The article says is “makes moving the family around the city easy.”
One local oddity got a lot of play as well, the "Center of the Universe." The spot is near the Brady Arts District and is marked for easy recognition.
See the entire list below.
Top 10 spring break destinations for families
1. Santa Cruz, Calif.
2. Tucson, Ariz.
3. Portland, Ore.
4. Omaha, Neb.
6. Birmingham, Ala.
7. Charlotte, N.C.
9. Boise, Idaho 10. Cincinnati
It seems many in Tulsa don't agree with the ranking. Below are some of the comments left on the KRMG Facebook page. Take a look.
Curt Seriously? All we have are casinos!
Weldon What a joke.
Kevin To ORU. They have to see if the hands are for real or a joke.
Shon Why would you come to tulsa theres nothing here for spring break except maybe surrounding lakes
Bobby Top ten in oklahoma? There's nothing to do here but go out and eat.
Daniel Spring Break = Drown Your Sorrows
Heather By who? I won't put Tulsa down. It's gotten a lot better over the years but spring break = beach. And not the beach of a giant mud puddle (which every lake in Oklahoma is). Plus the water here won't even be close to warm enough to swim by spring break.