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Why Avid Traveler Alex Loves Omaha

Alexandra Booze, globe-trotting author behind East Coast Contessa, a luxury travel and lifestyle blog, shares what delighted and surprised her about Omaha. I know this was your first trip to Nebraska. Can you share what your impression of Omaha was both before and after your visit? I did some…

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Reunite and Reconnect with Family in Omaha

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…

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48 Hours in Omaha: With the Omaha Dining Pass

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…

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10 Romantic Omaha Experiences

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. 2. Visit one of the world’s best zoos…

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Omaha Food Halls: The Switch w/ Local Foodie Dan Hoppen

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…

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It’s Flight Time in Omaha

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…

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The Hood Sommelier’s HIGH FIVE for Father’s Day

Celebrate the man or father figure in your life by visiting and supporting one of Omaha's attractions or local restaurants. Whether your celebrant is a spirits, sporting, or foodie guy, there is an experience in Omaha to make the day (or weekend) memorable–and local spirits expert Jack Beguedou is…

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Think Outside the Bun with Omaha’s Reuben Offerings

The Reuben sandwich is arguably Omaha's most prized culinary contribution. It’s also worthy of its own annual day in the spotlight: National Reuben Sandwich Day is March 14. How did the Reuben come to be? Here's a little refresher. During a late-night poker game at the Blackstone Hotel, a local grocer was asked to “ante up” and create a new dish. The ingredients he had on hand resulted in an American menu staple: two pieces of grilled marble rye bread stuffed with slow-cooked corned beef topped with sauerkraut, bubbly Swiss cheese, and creamy…

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