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Oklahoma Sunrise - Road Trip Tips for OklahomaThere’s nothing quite like that “wind-in-your-hair excitement” you feel when you head out on the open road for a trip through the American heartland, especially when you’re headed to a state where the “wind comes sweeping down the plains!” Ring a bell, anyone? It’s time to hit the road for Oklahoma! The sun’s not too hot and the road’s not too crowded–check out these road trip pointers for adding the great state of Oklahoma to your next itinerary and come be a fan of the state that’s shaped like a pan! (Warning: More state jokes to come.)

AS_Oklahoma-CityRelocating to Oklahoma’s capital? You’ll find that Oklahoma City is filled with plenty of adventures for you to cherish, all wrapped in deep-rooted Southern Charm. Become a part of the action and see why Oklahoma City’s is moniker “The Big Friendly” when you see these five sights.

1. Lose Yourself in the Bricktown Entertainment District

Take a stroll on the district’s brick-lined street and see why this revitalized downtown warehouse district is one of the most booming areas in the metro. Located east of downtown, it’s a destination where the city’s rousing nightlife is filled with entertainment at every corner, a hub where self-proclaimed foodies dine at some of the city’s delectable establishments, and a place where shoppers’ dreams come true. Take in all that Bricktown has to offer from a water taxi on Bricktown Canal to hitting the dance floor all night long. Don’t be surprised if you come back to the “The Brick” for more.

AS_FootballAs everyone in the U.S. eagerly anticipates Super Bowl 50, two cities in particular are on the edge of their seats: Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., home of the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, respectively. But a lot more is on the line than just having a championship football team. Both of these cities are in a knock-down, drag-out duel over which city is the best overall.

Here is our comparison of the two cities, so you can decide for yourself which team plays in the best city:

Minneapolis, MinnesotaWhether you’re enduring a freeze or a flurry of flora, Uptown Minneapolis is the perfect place to explore in every season. Here are 4 things you can’t miss in this marvelous Midwestern neighborhood.

  1. Once Upon a Crime Mystery Books

Lovers of true crime and classic whodunnits alike shouldn’t miss this little underground bookshop in the heart of Uptown. Peruse the 800-square-foot front room loaded with everything from perennial bestsellers to local authors. If you don’t mind a little dust, ask about the bookstore’s annex, where you’ll find vintage copies and first editions of more favorites.

  1. Icehouse MPLS

San Francisco SkylineAmerica is home to some of the best food in the world. Our country’s cuisines have so many influences from around the globe – and some that are truly our own creation – that we can enjoy the best French food, Asian food, Indian food, hamburgers, barbecue and other national dishes whenever we want. It is especially convenient for apartment residents to take a short car ride or walk to the best restaurants, ice cream shops and bakeries that their city has to offer.

While there is great food all over the U.S., we found the top 10 cities for these delicious foods and beverages:

City Of Milwaukee SkylineLocated in the heart of the Midwest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers a lot of things besides the cold. Although Milwaukee is considered one of the chilliest metropolitan areas in the country, it has many different ways to keep you warm and comfortable. In fact, Milwaukee features a number of amazing bars, breweries, up-and-coming restaurants, and even local-favorite frozen custard shops. So after you’ve settled into your Milwaukee apartment, stop by a few of our favorite places to eat and drink around town.

Breweries and Bars

Regardless of whether you like beer in bottles, cans, kegs, or from the tap, you can’t go wrong with getting an ice cold brew in Milwaukee. As the self-proclaimed “City that Beer Built”, Milwaukee is home to countless microbreweries, taverns, brewpubs, and historical beer tours. (And yes, it is true that Milwaukee has more bars than grocery stores.) Stop by the historic Pabst Brewery, grab a Belgian bier at Cafe Hollander, or relax on the largest outdoor patio in Milwaukee at Horny Goat Hideaway.

Millennial Renter The Millennial generation – those who are currently 18 to 34 years old – are choosing to rent apartments rather than buy homes. In fact, a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University found that people aged 25 to 34 years old are putting off buying homes for several reasons, including college debt. But financial concerns are only a small factor in many Millennials’ decision to rent apartments. Many simply prefer the lifestyle that renting an apartment affords them over home ownership.

Summer HeatWe were all ready for winter to be over, but now that summer is here, thermometer temperatures are climbing in many areas of the U.S. Heat and humidity definitely take their toll on residents who live in cities with higher temperatures. And the kids want to cool off as much as you do. Fortunately, ApartmentSearch has great suggestions for beating the heat this summer.