Welcome to Tulsa
Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma, with a population of about 400,000. Situated along the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the northeast quadrant of the state - a region known as Green Country - Tulsa is considered the cultural and arts capital of Oklahoma. For most of the 20th century, the city was dubbed the Oil Capital of the World, due to its large role in the American oil industry. Residents will be proud to tell visitors that Tulsa was voted one of "America's 50 Best Cities" by Business Week in 2012. A pointer: People from Tulsa are called Tulsans.
Wondering what to pack? The average temperature in the winter hovers around the low 40s and in the summer, highs reach into the 90s. To navigate the city, it's helpful to know that the major streets are laid out in grid fashion, and the city is split into eight main districts, including Blue Dome, Bok Center and Convention, Brady Arts, Deco, Greenwood, Pearl, Route 66 and Sobo districts. Tulsa Transit runs several bus lines around the urban center, though buses only come every 30 minutes to one hour depending on the time of day and week. Locals will tell you the easiest way to get around the city is by car - rental car, anyone?