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Every Oklahoma City local knows of Deep Deuce's rich history. As a vibrant African-American community during the 1920s and '30s, Deep Deuce was home to some of the greatest African-American artists in the country, from jazz legend Charlie Christian to famed author Ralph Ellison. This vibrant neighborhood faded over the decades, but you can still find glimpses of the historical charm and cultural legacy throughout the Deep Deuce today. Given its rich history, I knew I wanted to spend a significant amount of time exploring the Deep Deuce--also known as the "Deep Second"--during my stay in Oklahoma City, so I decided to stay in the area. To find a great hotel near the Deep Deuce, I simply checked out HotelTonight, which has become my go-to resource for booking hotels because it makes planning trips so simple. After checking into my hotel, I headed out to explore the eclectic streets of the legendary Deep Deuce.

Live Music

The Deep Deuce was once a major hub of American jazz, and it was home to jazz legends like Jimmy Rushing and Charlie Christian. Unfortunately, you can't step back in time to the 1920s to see Deep Deuce's jazz scene during its heyday, but you can still experience great live jazz at a number of venues throughout the neighborhood. Jazz will always be a part of Deep Deuce's identity, so you can't visit this neighborhood without experiencing some live jazz music.

Good Grub

The Deep Deuce is becoming quite a hip place to live, which is why you'll see so many cool eateries throughout the neighborhood. Whether you are craving good, no-frills food or culinary masterpieces, you'll find a great spot to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious food in the Deep Deuce. And if you want to get the full experience of the Deep Deuce, pop into a restaurant that offers live music so that you can enjoy great food and great jazz at the same time.

Shopping

Some people consider music a form of therapy, while others consider shopping a form of therapy. If you're looking for retail therapy in Oklahoma City, you just might find what you need in the Deep Deuce. While the Deep Deuce isn't known as a shopping district, there are still many small, independent boutiques and retailers in the area, so you might just find something unique to take home as a souvenir from Oklahoma City.

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The Oklahoma City neighborhood of Deep Deuce is full of history and culture, and I wish I could travel back in time to see it during its most vibrant and electric years. As a jazz fan, I felt a deep connection to this neighborhood, and I'll certainly return if I find myself in Oklahoma City again. The next time I visit Oklahoma City, I might choose to explore another neighborhood, but I'll definitely pop into the Deep Deuce for some good food and great jazz. No matter where I choose to stay in Oklahoma City, I'll be sure to book my hotel through HotelTonight, because I always know I can rely on HotelTonight to help me find great accommodations in great neighborhoods.