Family Fun – Itinerary

From the world’s best zoo and award-winning museums to indoor gaming and modern parks for playing, Omaha offers year-round fun for families. Add in family-friendly restaurants and budget-friendly options, and Omaha checks all the boxes. Below is a recommended itinerary to guide your family’s memorable trip to Omaha.

Day 1 - Arrival


Dinner at Inner Rail

Welcome to Omaha! Kick off your visit at Inner Rail Food Hall in Aksarben Village, where 10 curated vendors offer a diverse array of cuisines.

Inner Rail Food Hall

Day 2


Breakfast at Early Bird

Fuel up at Early Bird in The Blackstone District, where colorful brunch dishes are served all day. Kids devour the Cereal Killer Pancakes and adults love the cocktails.

Early Bird

Fun at Omaha’s Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, one of the world’s best zoos, is the ultimate interactive zoo experience. Plus, seven acres of indoor exhibits guarantee all-seasons fun. Tip: Download the Omaha Savings Pack for savings at local attractions, like the zoo.

Asian Highlands at Omaha's Zoo


The entire family will love looking for OMAI, a cute troll who is making her way around the city’s top attractions (like the zoo). Find her blue footprint, scan the QR code for more info, collect a button, then pin on a backpack from the Omaha Visitors Center


Fun at Amazing Pizza Machine

Unwind at Amazing Pizza Machine. Parents can take a load off while kids unleash at this massive indoor entertainment center. With classics like air hockey and hoops, parents will want to join in the fun. 

Amazing Pizza

Dinner at Amazing Pizza Machine

Build up your appetite for the unlimited pizza, salad, pasta and dessert buffet dining under the same roof.

Day 3


Breakfast with Coffee

Parents get their caffeine fix while kids order something fun at Omaha’s coffeeshops. Visitors love Zen Coffee Co.’s coffee and toast flightsStir Coffee Bar’s menu tempts families with nutritious goodies, and CRTL Coffee & Cereal Bar has build-your-own cereal bowls and '90s video games that will make any day feel like a Saturday morning. 

Explore The RiverFront

Get fresh air and sunshine at the tri-park The RiverFront in the heart of downtown Omaha and along the river. In Gene Leahy Mall, kids can blow off some steam at a state-of-the-art playground with slides, climbing features, swings and more. Plus, everyone will love going down the giant slides. Skate your heart out at the Skate Ribbon in Heartland of America Park. And Lewis & Clark Landing features a destination playground that includes a zipline that kids will want to ride over and over again.

The RiverFront Skating Ribbon


Fun at Omaha Children’s Museum

Award-winning Omaha Children’s Museum is an imagination station primed for fun, memorable experiences. Tip: Don’t miss the Super Gravitron machine.

Omaha Children's Museum - Gravitron

Experience Old Market Charm

Families will have a delightful experience in Omaha’s historic Old Market Entertainment District. Take a selfie in the Old Market Passageway, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and play a game in Hollywood Candy’s Pinball Museum.

Dinner in Old Market Entertainment District

The Old Market’s 30+ restaurants mean a variety of options. Upstream Brewing Co. has an extensive menu of pub grub, M's Pub is a classy spot with a menu featuring everything from burgers to variations of their famous lahvosh, and Hiro 88 is a Pan-Asian restaurant with sushi options.

Dessert in Old Market Entertainment District

End the day with a “Mud Ball” from Old Market Candy Shop. For a hit of sweet nostalgia, walk through Hollywood Candy.

Hollywood Candy

Day 4 – Departure


Meet Bob the Bridge

On your way out, meet Bob, Omaha’s beloved bridge. Try “Bobbing,” take a picture with OMAR the Troll, and take in the skyline views.

There are so many more ways to connect in Omaha with your family. For more inspiration for your trip, check out 10 Things To Do in Omaha with Kids.