Newcastle is located a short 20 minutes south of Oklahoma City and is the perfect place for a day trip.
What to Do
Newcastle has a surprising main attraction: Alpacas! From the alpaca and paint workshops at Magnolia Blossom Ranch to PacToberFest at The Barn at Country Club, plan a trip to Newcastle for some up-close and personal alpaca interactions. With novelty shops, divine diners and fresh local entertainment, Newcastle pops the city charts for booming urban flavor. Coming into town, you will see a little coffee hut called Flying Java Coffee, where you can get a delicious drink to take with you while exploring the main shopping area. Make a stop at Artifacts or Newcastle Marketplace to find a unique treasure to take back home. Or if you are looking for the perfect accessory, check out Oklahoma Apparel where shoppers can find jewelry, flip flops, caps, koozies, seat cushions, hair bows, personalized goodies, home décor and much more in this bedazzling boutique.
No trip to Newcastle is complete without a stop at Newcastle Casino, offering over 112,000 square feet of exciting games, food, shopping and FREE live entertainment!
Where to Eat
Can’t afford to whisk away to a sandy Mexican beach resort for Spring Break? La Luna is your local substitution. Boasting the best Mexican food on this side of the border, La Luna Cantina & Grill 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.
Since 1951, Luigi’s Bistro has been serving Italian Cuisine to guests in a few locations. What started as “The Hide-A-Way” in Batavia, New York, later moved to Chickasha, Anadarko, Newcastle and Moore, Oklahoma! The restaurants were always family-owned and operated and that practice continues to this day. Luigi’s family has revived their signature appetizers, pizzas, entrees and desserts to bring you on a delicious journey with homemade authentic Italian cuisine including meatballs, fried calamari, fried ravioli and, of course, pizza!
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 Highway 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 of more than 10,000. As the last city to feature in the rapidly growing "Tri-City Trifecta", Newcastle serves as the largest community in McClain County.