Author: Erin O'Brien

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
Social Media Manager
eobrien@visitomaha.com

Halloween Fun for the Family in Omaha

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

In between sipping pumpkin spice lattes and finding the perfect pumpkin comes the adventures of the season. In Omaha, the fun revs up in October with spooky-fun events the entire family will love so much they become annual traditions. Here’s the ultimate list of Halloween events everyone will love in Omaha.


Ghouls & Glow
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Select dates in October

To experience Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium at night is a rare treat available to families only during Ghouls & Glow. During this delightful month-long

10 Things to Do in September in Omaha

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

The final weekends of summer meet the first weekends of fall to provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration. Here are ten ideas for making the most of September in Omaha.

1. Find OMAI

Families are invited on a citywide adventure to find OMAI, an illusive troll on an Omaha adventure. (She is also sister to OMAR, who lives under Bob the Bridge.) Here’s how it works: At each of ten participating attractions, including Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Omaha Children’s Museum and The Durham Museum, look for OMAI’s blue footprints

Best Places for Hiking in Omaha, Nebraska

Friday, August 19, 2022 1:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

From the rolling Ponca Hills in Nebraska to the scenic Loess Hills across the river in Iowa, there are plenty of hiking opportunities to explore in the Omaha area. Plus, many of these same trails offer other recreational fun like snowshoeing and mountain biking and past times like birding. So the next time you’re in the Omaha area, lace up your sneakers and hit one of the area trails/parks below for some good old-fashioned hiking (and more).

Fontenelle Forest is one of the largest privately-operated nature centers in the nation and listed on

It’s official: Omaha’s got great places for grabbing a beverage.

We’ve teamed with Yelp to present ten amazing places to grab a drink in Omaha, as rated by a mix of average ratings and number of reviews on Yelp. Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Drink list is chock full of hidden gems, from breweries to coffee shops. But it’s also got the familiar tried-and-true places that everyone loves. Here’s a preview of that list.

1. Howlin’ Hounds Coffee
Downtown coffeeshop

Howlin' Hounds Coffee in Omaha, NELeft: Howlin’ Hounds on Instagram/Right: Gimme! Coffee on Instagram

What they’re known for:

10 Things to Do in August in Omaha

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Before we’re in full “back to school” mode (and some of us may already be), squeeze even more out of glorious summer with a road trip to a city packed full of opportunities for fun. Here are ten ideas for making the most of August in Omaha.

1. Explore Gene Leahy Mall

Omaha’s downtown and riverfront is evolving, and Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront is an exciting new addition to the landscape. The park in the heart of downtown features a performance pavilion with a wide expanse of lawn space, a state-of-the-art playground that kids are raving

10 Things to Do in July in Omaha

Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

It’s the heart of summer, and Omaha’s bringing the memorable experiences with an array of warm weather fun and ways to cool off too. Read on for ten ways to make the most of this month in Omaha.

1. Go Bobbing

What is 3,000 feet long, is supported by two pylons, and is Omaha’s most eligible bachelor? The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, or “Bob.” Bob makes all your bridge wishes come true with Bobbing, standing in two states at once. Tag your Bob pics #ItHappensOnBob for a chance to win an exclusive Bob t-shirt.

2. See Summer in Bloom

Flowering

Reunite and Reconnect with Family in Omaha

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

It’s been far too long since you had your entire family together. Cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents – it’s time to assemble and create new memories. Take advantage of the group travel opportunities in Omaha this summer and plan a reunion in the affordable Midwest.

The Omaha area has something to offer everyone, including activities, attractions, food and fun. Adults and children alike will enjoy the quality time they’ll spend together. Read on for ways to create a memorable getaway in Omaha.

In the Middle

Your family may be spread out

Budget-Friendly Guys Trip to Omaha

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Like most Americans, you’re ready to get out of town and travel again. But if you want to hang with the guys – where can you go for sporting events, great food and drinks, concerts and experiences that won’t break the bank?

You can find all those things in one place: Omaha.

Sportstown USA

The love of sports never leaves you and Omaha has got you covered. From college to the pros, you can see the best in their fields play here. But don’t think you’ll be on the sidelines; the Omaha area offers several opportunities for you and your buddies to

Summer Concerts in Omaha

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Music floats in the breeze in all corners of the city this summer as Omaha hits a high note with a handful of signature live music festivals, events, and music series. Read on for this summer’s must-have musical experiences and begin planning your summer itinerary filled with the sweet sounds of jazz, blues, rock and roll, and more.

Maha Festival

The 14th annual Maha Festival takes over Aksarben Village July 29-30, 2022. The music-heavy event is a two-day affair with shopping, comedy, community booths, and food and drink options sandwiched in

10 Things to Do in June in Omaha

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 1:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

The fun heats up as summer takes off in Omaha. It’s a great month to be outside, and below are ten ways to make your Omaha visit in June a memorable one.

1. Stroll a Farmers Market

Get a taste of the area’s homegrown and homemade goods at vibrant weekend farmers markets throughout the city. On Saturdays, vendors line the cobblestone streets of the historic Old Market during Omaha Farmers Market. Village Pointe Shopping Center west of downtown offers even more shopping options thanks to their farmers market. On Sundays, Aksarben Village comes to

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