Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska State, located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River
This city is well-known for its railroads, breweries, and stockyards
Interesting places like Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and The Durham Museum are worth to visit
Exploring the city by riding a bike through Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge or Lewis & Clark Landing can be fun activities during the trip
Old Market Passageway and One Pacific Place are recommended for shopaholics
Do not forget to try the best burger and sandwich at Gorat’s Steakhouse or Block 16
Lauriztzen Gardens/Kenefick Park
This is one of the recommended places to be included in bucket list. This is a living museum displaying plenty of beautiful indoor floral exhibits. Tourists will find variety of garden themes like English, Victorian, and Nebraska.
The cultural site Joslyn Art Museum
Don't forget to visit this 1920s museum that has Baroque art and Greek pottery. It is considered as Nebraska's largest art museum.
Biking or walking are great experiences to do during your leisure time in downtown Omaha. Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is the right place to visit since it is the only foot bridge that connects two states. You can enjoy the amazing view such as the Lauritzen Gardens as well as the Missouri river. Not far from the bridge, it is Lewis & Clark Landing. This public park is the original landing site of 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is located in the north side of the river and in downtown of Omaha. So, strolling around in this site is really worth your time!
Exploring Omaha will be incomplete if you don't visit Old Market Passageway. It's an alley full of unique art shops. Besides, you can bring home some souvenirs for relatives, or simply enjoy the amazing cool architecture of the stores. One Pacific Place is another paradise for shopaholics. Its strategic location in the heart of Omaha makes this place becomes the central shopping area for both tourists and locals. It offers dozen of great retail stores and also restaurants.
Omaha has plenty delicious food that you must try especially the steak. But, you should also try Reuben Kulakofsky in this city. It's a sandwich, the city's most iconic food. The Crab Rangoon hot dog is another recommendation. For the drink, some popular beers such as Vanilla Bean Blonde and a fuity mango-infused Barliner Weiss are perfect to complete your adventure.
Omaha's culture is mainly influenced by Native Americans, but different culture can be found in south of Omaha where Polish, Czech, Mexican, and German art are mostly included in some events or places. For the official language, local people of Omaha speak English.
The best time to visit Omaha is between June and August. It's the warmest period in Omaha.
If you are looking for a hotel in downtown Omaha, Hotel Deco XV is one of the best choices. This hotel is listed in National Register of Historic Places since its unique building has Art Deco style. Magnolia Hotel Omaha also becomes popular place to stay among visitors since it's located near several arts center like the Joslyn Art Museum. You are also a step away from Old market.
Visit Block 16 to taste the most popular burger in the city. In this restaurant, you will find sandwiches, burgers, international street food, and fries in different look and taste. The chef serves those foods in a creative way like Gangsta fries with chitope drizzle. Do not forget to stop by at Gorat’s Steakhouse. This restaurant serves iconic steak that becomes local and international tourists' favorite.
If you are a coffee addict, Hardy Coffee Co is the answer. You will not only find high quality of coffee brew but also some options of delicious pastry. If you want to try another recommended coffee shop, Archetype Coffee is where you can try its coffee menu after a tiring day of traveling. This cafe has monthly new roast coffee from various region.
The Max is a perfect place for doing activities after the sun sets. This lounge and nightclub will bring you a fun atmosphere since it offers contemporary dance and great music. Do not forget the most popular bar in Omaha called Bar 415. It has elegant venue for dance and DJ's performance.
To complete your adventure, make sure to visit Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. It's the home to unique exhibits. You can also go to the Dome Desert as the largest indoor desert in the world and the Lied Jungle, North America's largest indoor rain forest. Riding a historical train at The Durhan Museum is a must when you explore Omaha. This museum offers numerous exhibits such as old trains, 1940's shops, and artifacts.
Capture your moment at the unique architecture of Saint Cecilia Cathedral. Don't forget to visit Heartland of America Park and snap your moment in front of the fountain there. These two places are instagramable spots you should visit at least once in your life.