Active Adventurer – Itinerary
We’re here to help you get out and moving in an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with miles of trails, area lakes and rivers, forest hiking paths, and parks, gardens, and green spaces sprinkled in between. Below is a recommended itinerary to guide your next heart-pumping and soul-rejuvenating visit to Omaha.
Day 1 - Arrival
Dinner at Modern Love
Welcome to Omaha! Kick off your active stay with a meal at Modern Love in Midtown Crossing. Owned by vegan celebrity chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the vibrant restaurant serves up an array of ritzy vegan comfort food.
Wake up with Bob
…We’re talking a workout, here. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, or “Bob,” who is connected to 150 miles of trails. Complete his 0.9k challenge and earn your very own marathon sticker (hey, you earned it). Tip: There is a bikeshare stall under Bob.
Breakfast at Lisa’s Radial Cafe
Fuel for an active day at Lisa’s Radial Café, an Omaha classic and home of “The Raft”: hash browns, eggs and biscuits covered in creamy sausage gravy. Yum.
Fun at TreeRush
TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest is an exhilarating way to experience the forest. Navigate suspended obstacles, bridges, rope ladders, tunnels, and other surprises in this aerial amusement park.
Hike at Fontenelle Forest
After traversing the forest, head next store for a cooldown on Fontenelle Forest’s 19 miles of trails of varying lengths and climbs.
Dinner at Block 16
Reward all today’s efforts with dinner at Block 16, serving up mouth-watering farm-to-table street food. It’s so popular, there’s often a line out the door.
Breakfast at Lula B’s Breakfast Brunch & Bar
Feed your body at Lula B’s, serving up breakfast and brunch with dishes like huevos rancheros and strawberry French toast. Bonus: In pleasant weather, dine outside on their spacious patio. Find more Omaha breakfast options.
Explore The RiverFront
Get in your morning movement at Gene Leahy Mall in the heart of downtown Omaha. Walk the trails and admire the sculpture garden, city views and more.
Download the Penny Pack
Take a break from the physical activity with some of the city’s best craft beer. Request your free Omaha Craft Brew Penny Pack filled with "Buy 1, Get 1 for a Penny" coupons good at 13 awesome breweries around the city.
Dinner in Benson
End your beer crawl with a hearty dinner in Omaha’s historic Benson neighborhood. Savor a slice at Virtuoso Pizzeria, enjoy crafty comfy food on 1912’s rooftop patio, or go on a dining adventure with an omakase experience at sushi bar Yoshitomo.
Night out in Benson
After the food’s settled, walk the buzzing Benson “strip,” where lively conversations and live music pour out from its breweries and bars. Tip: Play Skee-Ball at Beercade.
Day 4 – Departure
To plan your active getaway in Omaha with more customized options, check out this outdoor recreation page filled with ideas for adventure.