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When to visit Oklahoma

by SmarterTravel Staff

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Oklahoma can be a year-round destination. Prices remain steady throughout the seasons, although summer tends to be the most popular time due to school break. Winter brings fewer visitors and less rain than summer, making it a good time to travel.

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  • high season: late May to early September
  • low season: December to February
  • shoulder season: March to mid-May, mid-September to November

Weather Information

Oklahoma sees 300 days of sunshine a year, and the annual average temperature is 60.5 degrees. Summers, however, can be hot and unpredictable, with intermittent showers, strong winds, and thunderstorms. The winters are short (December to February) and dry, with occasional sleet caused by moisture from the north.

Crowd Information

Summer is the most popular time for visitors. However, festivals such as the Pumpkin Festival in Cordell in October also attract crowds.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.

When to Save

Since prices rarely fluctuate, Oklahoma can be an affordable destination year-round.

When to Book

Book a week in advance to ensure availability, especially during the summer.

Information provided by the Oklahoma Travel and Tourism Division.

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