Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes.

We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family (see ​Page XX ​for a summer salad recipe with a twist) and, if we’re lucky, take a scenic road trip! We planned the ideal summer getaway—playlist included— to San Antonio, Texas, on Page XX​.

We also highlight some of the people who make the Oklahoma City Zoo so special, look at the latest trends in outdoor furnishings, show off some sleek convertibles from Exotic Motorsports of Edmond and more!

With so much to see and do this month, we only scratched the surface of what OKC​ has to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start.

Happy exploring, ​OKC​. We hope to see you around!