Newcastle is located a short 30 minutes south of Oklahoma City and is the perfect place for a day trip. Shop Beyond the Garden Gate for quirky fun items or stop by TG Farms, especially in the fall for a pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, maze and family fun!
Load up your crew for for a spirited daytrip to Newcastle, OK!
Newcastle roots from its historic main street, originally known as the Ozark Trail, which ran from Rogers, Arkansas to Roswell, New Mexico. Much of the trail was integrated into what is now US Highways 62. The city was first incorporated as South Newcastle in 1962 and later changed to Newcastle in 1965. Today, Newcastle spans a total area of 62.5 square miles and has a population just shy of 10,000. As our last city to feature in the rapidly growing "Tri-City Trifecta", Newcastle serves as the largest community in McClain County. In fact, in 2010, it was listed as one of the Top 10 fastest growing communities in Oklahoma. Located just a short 30 minutes south of Oklahoma City, Newcastle offers easy day trip options for those wishing to sample this royal slice of south-central Oklahoma. With novelty shops, divine diners and fresh local entertainment, Newcastle pops the city charts for booming urban flavor. Check out these Top 5 Reasons to take on our Newcastle Travel Challenge!
1. The Espíritu of Mexico is Here -- @La Luna Cantina & Grill
Can’t afford to whisk away to a sandy Mexican beach resort for Spring Break? Join the club! La Luna is your local substitution. Boasting the best Mexican food on this side of the border, La Luna is like a mini Mexican Margaritaville docked in southern Oklahoma. With a hoppy hacienda atmosphere - it’s all peace, love and tacos at this joint. Famous for made-from-scratch authentic Mexican flavors, kick off your meal with a complimentary order of their tasty homemade chips, salsa and queso. Dive into one of the house favorites like the Pollo Verde Dinner featuring chunks of marinated chicken breast sautéed with green chiles, monterrey jack cheese, tomatoes and onions, served with Mexican potatoes and beans. Then, top off your dinner with a Sangria Margarita Swirl or some tasty Ice Cream Nachos while enjoying live music on the outdoor patio or shooting a game of pool in the bar area.
2. A Sparkling Shopping Scene -- @Rhinestone Cowgirl & Queen of the Tees
Get the cure for the common clothes at Rhinestone Cowgirl & Queen of the Tees! At this spirited gift shoppe where everything has just a little sparkle and shine, you will find a glittery lineup of fashion apparel, spiritwear, accessories, personalized goodies, home décor and much more. Saddle up comtemporary cowgirls and sports fashionistas. This bedazzling boutique will take you hot-trotting down a shopping row of rhinestones and royal fashion.
3. Fresh Farmer’s Market Fun -- @TG Farms
Open year round, this local farmer’s market offers a wide variety of freshly grown produce as well as a full-featured greenhouse and old general store. Stop and shop for locally made treats like fancy fruit preserves and fruit butters, jams and jellies, salsas and sauces, dips and relishes, pickled produce and more. TG Farms is also famous for their fabulous fall pumpkin patch featuring a plethora of pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze, hay maze, tricycle races and pony rides. So, be sure to plan another trip this way come pumpkin season!
4. A Barbecue Paradise -- @Ribs-N-More
You just can’t help but pig out at Don Terry’s Ribs-N-More! If the thought of a savory slab of hickory and pecan wood smoked ribs instantly makes your mouth water, this local joint is a barbecue bucket list stop for you. Beyond their raved about ribs, Ribs-N-More is known for their succulent pulled pork, polish sausage and signature sides like the loaded baked potato salad and fried bottle caps. Save some room for dessert because the homemade cakes and fruit-filled cobblers are meal toppers you won’t want to miss out on.
5. FREE Live Entertainment…Need We Say More? -- @Newcastle Casino
Offering over 112,000 square feet of exciting games, food, shopping and FREE live entertainment, it’s no wonder that Newcastle Casino was voted as a 2015 Finalist for Best Casino and Best Live Performance Venue in Chickasaw Country.
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