Tulsa Travel Tips
"Green Country," "Buckle of the Bible Belt," "Oil Capital of the World." Tulsa has picked up quite a few nicknames, none of which have anything to do with each other. Yet the monikers each describe part of Tulsa's character. This northeastern Oklahoma city is green (just check out lush and blooming Woodward Park), it is largely Protestant (though its Sherwin Miller Museum has one of the largest collections of Judaica in the Southwest United States) and it has a long history drenched in oil (in fact, the two leading museums -- Philbrook and Gilcrease -- both have ties to the oil industry). Tulsa has other facets, too. Its extensive set of bike paths -- all the better to see the Green Country with, my dear -- promote an active lifestyle. And its downtown area will give you a new appreciation for Art Deco architecture. Consider doing as Midwesterners do and make Tulsa a quick two- or three-day getaway.