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A visit to the area’s natural attractions will have you facing the holiday season feeling energized. Take a journey through nature and refresh, rejuvenate and reset… and remember to pack your Fitbit.

Wish Bob a happy holiday. Bob is Omaha’s 3,000 ft. pedestrian bridge who loves visitors any time of year. While bonding with Bob walk to another state, go Bobbing (stand in two states and once), and tag your photos #ItHappensOnBob.

Travel the world in a day at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. With seven acres of indoor exhibits – like Desert Dome, Kingdoms of the Night, and Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium – there’s a lot to experience year round. Outdoors, check out the new African Grasslands. The zoo gets in the holiday spirit big time, as holiday characters dive into the aquarium on December 3, 10 and 17. Additional December events include Supper with Santa, Penguins and Pancakes, and Noon Year’s Eve.

Lauritzen Gardens is an urban oasis in the heart of the city. Get moving and unwind while strolling 100 acres of botanical gardens. Indoors, the 17,500 sq. ft. Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is set at a balmy 80 degrees. Lauritzen’s annual Poinsettia Show, November 27 – January 4, is a sight to behold; enjoy special events, extended hours, and holiday glow throughout the season.

Blow off some steam at Fontenelle Forest’s nearly twenty miles of trails midst the quiet wild. A mile-long boardwalk means easy navigation no matter the weather, and snow shoe rentals offer a means of exploration in the calm of winter.

Liven up your festive Omaha getaway this season – and offset holiday calories to boot. Get moving, find tranquility, and return home feeling refreshed.

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