Surprise Me – Itinerary

Whether you have so many interests and are unsure of where to begin or are looking to discover something new, Omaha awaits with plenty to discover. From one of the world’s best zoos and the world’s most haunted museum to lively historic neighborhoods and a nationally-recognized culinary scene, Omaha has attractions and restaurants ready to surprise you at every turn.

Day 1 - Arrival


Dinner at Alpine Inn

Kick off your visit with a different kind of “dinner and a show” at the Home of the Wildlife. Alpine Inn is known for their fried chicken and for the raccoons who eat it.

Day 2


Breakfast at Café Postale

Order a chicken & waffles sandwich and rose latte at Café Postale, an eatery with the charm of a coffeehouse and the beauty of an event venue.

Cafe Postale

Explore Omaha’s Zoo

Omaha’s zoo, one of the world’s best zoos, is the ultimate interactive zoo experience complete with an array of amazing experiences, from feeding stingrays and giraffes to a splash park filled with oceanic sculptures. Tip: Download the Omaha Savings Pack for discounts at local attractions, like the zoo.

Lied Jungle


Dinner at Block 16 

Visitor favorite Block 16 is known for offering up street-style food with major flare. Enjoy an early dinner here and skip the lines. Duck Duck Goose Fries, anyone?

A Haunted Good Time at Museum of Shadows

Proceed with caution at one of the world’s most haunted museums. Museum of Shadows houses 3,000 haunted artifacts and oddities. Tip: Go on a ghost hunt at night.

Museum of Shadows

Nightcap at Proof

The night is young and we know you want to squeeze all out of your Omaha visit that you can. Head to Proof in Midtown Crossing for a delicious nightcap. Choose from more than 300 premium whiskeys or select form a menu of cocktails, wine and brews.


Day 3


Breakfast at Orleans Room

Rise and shine for another beautiful day in Omaha. Kick it off with breakfast at the beautiful Orleans Room (and just downstairs if you’re staying at the historic Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel).

Orleans Room

Head to Wildlife Safari Park

Go on a North American drive-through adventure at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari. Not into seeing animals up close? Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is a nearby alternative.

Wildlife Safari


Go Down the Big Slides

Head back downtown to Gene Leahy Mall. While the park, trails and art sculptures are great, it’s the giant slides that are the real delight.

Slides in Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront

Fun & Dinner in Little Bo

Make your way to Little Bohemia for a stroll and shopping. Grab a coffee at Archetype Coffee, play pinball at Beercade 2, and enjoy dinner at Fizzy’s Fountain & Liquors, where you can sip from a soda fountain for grown-ups and order dinner from the phone in your retro-style booth.

Nightcap at Tiny Bar

Not ready to turn in? Enjoy a cocktail a 110-year-old house that is Tiny House Bar.

Day 4 – Departure

Stroll at Lauritzen Gardens

Take in the beauty of Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens, an urban oasis with 100 acres of gardens. After a visit here, you’ll be heading home in a zen state of mind.

Laurtizen Gardens

Because you’re up for anything, there are plenty more options to fill your trip’s itinerary. Visit for even more inspiration for planning your fun-filled trip to Omaha