Summer Getaway in Omaha

Ah, summer. Visit Omaha and prepare for the unexpected. Be ready and willing to discover unforgettable experiences that come at you...from out of nowhere.

The kids are out of school and there’s annual vacation time to burn. Sounds like a recipe for a summer getaway. Omaha’s summer calendar sizzles with hallmark warm-weather fun– read on to create your perfect itinerary for summer break.

Camaraderie with fellow sports fans can create some of your favorite getaway moments, and sports heat up in summer in Omaha. Eight of college’s best baseball teams battle it out during June’s NCAA Men’s College World Series, and athletes swing their way to victory in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Golf Championship in July.

Every year, Omaha hosts the Men's Baseball College World SeriesIn summer, there’s an event for everyone. In June, Taste of Omaha gives foodies a sampling of Omaha’s culinary scene, and the Omaha Summer Arts Festival hosts 135 artists from across the nation. In July, the community celebrates Pride during the Heartland Pride Festival. August’s warm nights are the perfect backdrop to the two-day Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival, where adults can sip award-winning wines and children especially will marvel at the hot air balloons launch and glow.

More fun awaits outdoors. Stroll the Omaha Farmers Market on weekends, and revel in the sweet sounds of jazz on Thursdays during Jazz on the Green. Take in summer’s vibrant colors with a walk through 75,000 sunflowers at Nelson Produce + Farm, and return to your hotel room or home with freshly picked zinnias from Ditmar’s Orchard & Vineyard. While you’re at local orchards, go strawberry picking.

Fun-PlexWater fun can create some of the most thrilling memories. Ride the water with paddleboard tours with Elkhorn Outfitters, or standup paddleboard rentals from Neighborhood Offshore. Try tanking with Tank 'N' Tube River Rides or tubing with Tubing & Adventures. If you have a need for speed, hop aboard one of the Woody's Airboat Tours. In the water, cool off at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s Alaskan Adventure, a massive spray ground complete with 75 bronze sculptures. Splash around at Fun Plex’s 16 acres of water fun, with mini golf, Go-Karts, and more mixed in. Head to one of many area spraygrounds in between meals. This big fun will keep the kiddos happy.

Here's a genius idea: Create your own ice cream tour. Coneflower Creamery crafts artisanal ice cream and treats. Ted & Wally’s slow churns super-premium made from scratch ice cream with 18 percent butterfat. Mail-order favorite eCreamery serves 16 staple flavors of specialty ice cream, gelato and dairy-free sorbet in their two parlors.

BeercadeSummer heats up with late night fun across the city. The Max is a can’t-miss high-energy gay bar and dance club, and Beercade and Beercade 2 marry enjoying a beer and playing Skee-Ball. Classy Barnato keeps things fresh with live music and exquisite craft cocktails.

When you’re on the lookout for chance encounters and rare moments, some of the best memories can emerge. In Omaha this summer break, be ready to experience joy from out of nowhere. For more ways to experience Omaha, click here.

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