VisitOmaha.com has this really cool thing for visitors called the Penny Pack. Basically, its a passport to beer.
In perhaps Nebraska’s most innovative and entrepreneurial city, the changes are balanced by the constants: music, art, cuisine — and, of course, Warren Buffett.
In less than three hours you can drive from Kansas City to Omaha, Nebraska. Once there you will find a multitude of attractions, activities, and oddities to keep you occupied. We have made this trip on multiple occasions, and it seems that we always find plenty to keep us busy. This place makes for a wonderful three day weekend destination, and you can still get back home early enough on the Sunday to catch your breath.
With a rich culture and history, Omaha offers plenty of interesting activities to do if you’re in town. From the beautiful gardens to the Holland Performing Arts center, you’ll find plenty of things to marvel at, places to eat, and spots to relax. Check out 75 of our top selections in the state:
For the last year or so, I’ve been “talking the talk” with friends about how we need to do more weekend road trips to nearby cities in the Midwest.
Friday, April 22, 2016 3:03 PM by Brittany Jones-Cooper
Five years ago, the corner of 40th and Farnam didn’t inspire much hope.
Save for a few random storefronts, the street was deserted, and many of the buildings had been boarded up. As money was poured into developing the downtown area, and businesses continued to move out west, it appeared that many locals had simply forgotten about this part of town.
Not Jay Lund.
Folks who live on the coasts often joke of “fly-over country,” the swath of land that actually makes up the majority of this great nation. From 37,000 feet, the plains are a patchwork quilt of farms and rivers. This should not be ignored and should be examined from the ground, especially Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city. Here, brewery visits are easy, as many operate within walking distance or a short drive of each other. With a thriving beer and food scene, plus a mix of metropolitan and cowboy, there’s a lot to enjoy and discover.
Friday, November 20, 2015 1:50 PM by The Walking Tourists
Omaha’s Old Market packs a lot in a small area. The area was originally a wholesale and retail area for early-day Omaha and the area. Today, it’s a retail and entertainment district. Visitors to the nine-square block area can find all sorts of things to satisfy their interests. Foodies can dine at several restaurants. Party-goers have their pick of bars and lounges. Museums and galleries are available for those interested in more refined culture. Shopping galore awaits purse strings and wallets.
*Note: story written in Spanish
Tenía muchas ganas de viajar a Nebraska, tal vez porque al ser parte de las Grandes Llanuras de Estados Unidos, me imaginaba ese viaje en carretera viendo paisajes llanos y desolados. Hasta que llegamos a Omaha y mi visión de Nebraska cambió por completo. Ahora pienso en Nebraska y me imagino sentada en algún bar moderno saboreando una cerveza.
Last Thursday, I hopped in my car and drove out to Omaha to see one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Conor Oberst, play a show. There is something sentimental about seeing one of your favorite bands in the town they are from.