Citywide Sensory-Friendly Festival in Omaha

Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

A first-of-its kind festival is underway in Omaha.

The inaugural Common Senses Festival, a month-long multifaceted, sensory-friendly event, explores the human senses through interactive installations, live performances, and more. Participating attractions and organizations include KANEKO, The Rose Theater, Millwork Commons, Omaha Symphony, and Omaha Community Playhouse. The festival is presented by local non-profit Autism Action Partnership, which serves the Nebraska autism community through targeted programs that promote support, inclusion,

48 Hours in Omaha: With the Omaha Dining Pass

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Terrific food, great ambiance, a new experience… dining out is some of the spice of life. And what can make your dining experience even better? Saving some money in the process.

The Omaha Dining Pass offers exclusive savings to enjoy during your next meal or snack out in Omaha. With nothing to download, the Dining Pass is instantly delivered via text and email and allows for easy mobile redemption. Plus, redeem offers at five participating locations and be entered to win an Omaha prize–it’s a win-win.

Now it’s time to begin your foodie journey

St. Patrick's Day in Omaha

Friday, March 4, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

In Omaha, we don’t need a reason to have fun. But St. Patrick’s Day offers a good excuse for revelry, and we’re all about festive experiences, tasty food, and getting a taste of the luck of the Irish.

First and Foremost: Food and Drink.

Come hungry at a slew of local restaurants serving up Irish classics like bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage any time of year. Try a boxty at Brazen Head Pub, where the traditional Irish potato pancake is served in six variations. Each is filled like an omelet with a variety of ingredients. Try the

During Black History Month and always, we celebrate Black contributions to Omaha’s culinary, entertainment, shopping, and arts and culture landscape. Below is a sampling of Black-owned businesses and Black-established attractions making an impact in Omaha that are worthy of your bucket list.

Museums & Attractions

Several organizations strive to highlight Black contributions in Omaha and across the country. The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation honors Omaha native Malcolm X with a 17-acre developing memorial at the place of his birth. There you will

10 Romantic Omaha Experiences

Friday, January 28, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

From quick adventures to all-day experiences, cozy up with your favorite person (romantic or not) at one of these Omaha area spots. Choose to do just one thing or fill your itinerary with a mix for the ultimate love fest.

1. Walk through the Old Market Passageway

One of Omaha’s most picturesque spots is also one of its most charming. A stroll through the Old Market Passageway, a former alley now studded with shops and restaurants, may be a quick to-do but makes for a memorable experience any time of year.

Old Market Passageway

2. Visit one of the world’s best zoos

During the most wonderful time of the year we invite you to spend time in a city that loves to celebrate the holidays.

This holiday season, include a visit to the historic General Crook House Museum, an award-winning authentically restored home of General George Crook at Fort Omaha. The Italianate house built in 1879 is on the National Register of Historic Places and shows how a Commanding Officer lived on the Frontier in the 1880s.The museum comes alive every holiday season with themed décor and special events.

General Crook House Museum during the Holidays

The Douglas County Historical

In part one, we highlighted Omaha’s popular pumpkin patches and attractions. Now we’ve got even more fun ways to fill your trip itineraries with autumn joy this season. A slew of attractions celebrating the season, Halloween events, and tasty seasonal goodies will help you and your family find new fall traditions.

Fall Fun

As leaves begin to change colors in late September, Omaha quickly takes on a fall feel. Enjoy this change at a handful of outdoors-y attractions and events.

Immerse yourself in nature with a trip to Fontenelle Forest.

The humble food hall has gotten a facelift in Omaha.

In any one of Omaha’s four lively and distinctive food halls, diners can have their pick from an array of cuisines prepared and served up by local restaurants and eateries. The plentiful food options at each location help to guarantee that no one dining experience will be the same, giving foodies the feeling that they’re a kid in a candy store.

To help showcase this unique part of the city’s robust culinary scene, we’re tapping local foodies to eat their way through Omaha’s food halls. Who

Fall Fun in Omaha, Part 1: Seasonal Attractions

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

September and October are beautiful times to be outdoors in Omaha. The trees become rich with red and orange leaves, the weather cools to a crisp but is comfortable, and as the season progresses a number of spooky and cozy-fun autumn attractions open. From corn mazes and hayrack rides for picking the perfect pumpkins to campfires and plenty more opportunities to soak up the season, each place below offers entertainment for the whole family.

Begin planning your family’s fall trip to Omaha, so the only item left on your fall bucket list will be a

It’s Flight Time in Omaha

Monday, August 9, 2021 4:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Food and drink flights are the culinary experience du jour right now. Sure, beer and wine tasting flights have been a thing. (Fun fact: “flight” means "group of.") But now even more opportunities to sample a variety of what's good are popping up around the city. From sophisticated to the not-so flights of fancy, Omaha embraces the old adage that variety is the spice of life.

What is it that has us all excited about a selection of the same type of thing?

  • One, food enhances any experience–so it’s already got that going for it.
  • Two, a flight
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