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Omaha
Travel Guide

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Nebraska’s largest city rises from the picturesque plains, its skyline encompassing modern landmarks, sprawling gardens and a lively riverfront precinct.

Find exciting attractions for the whole family amid the modern architecture and scenic green spaces of Omaha, a dynamic city in Eastern Nebraska. Whatever the weather, you can discover the fascinating heritage of this city and its surrounding region, check out the state’s premier art galleries, visit a nationally acclaimed zoo, catch a local game and indulge yourself in Omaha’s excellent shopping and dining precincts.

Familiarize yourself with Omaha’s skyline by strolling around the downtown riverfront park, Gene Leahy Mall. Find the heart of the city in the Old Markets, where heritage brick storefronts enclose boutique shops and the city’s summertime farmers’ market. You might also see street performers, artists and other local vendors here.

Get to know the city’s culture and history at a selection of downtown museums and art galleries. Joslyn Art Museum and Benis Center for Contemporary Arts showcase extensive collections of artworks, while the Durham Western Heritage Museum features fascinating local history exhibits in a renovated art deco train station.

Kids will love learning about the arts and sciences at the Omaha Children’s Museum. Let them go wild at the indoor water park at the Coco Key Water Resort. Another highlight is the nationally renowned Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, an exciting facility with desert and rainforest exhibits. Experience the thrill of a local college baseball or basketball game.

Omaha is surrounded by charming smaller cities, including La Vista, Papillion and Ralston. Bellevue dates back to the 1830s and is situated nearby the leafy trails of the Fontenelle Forest. See the Malcolm X Birthsite in North Omaha. Venture into the city’s surrounding scenery to visit Wehrspann Lake and the Chalco Hills Recreation Area.

Sample some of the region’s finest produce at the Taste of Omaha Festival, held in early June near the Lewis and Clark Landing and the Heartland of America Park.

Omaha can be reached by air to Eppley Airfield, the city’s international airport. The city is served by Amtrak and interstate bus lines. Severe weather can occur in Omaha, so keep updated on weather reports. Stay in downtown accommodation or comfortable motels.

Where to stay in Omaha

Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
3.5 out of 5
740 N 14th St, Omaha, NE
Free cancellation
The price is CA $124 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in NoDo District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and CHI Health Center Omaha. Creighton University and Orpheum Theater ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (418 reviews)
"Love this hotel! Within Walking distance to creighton, coffee shops, great restaurants, bars and shops. Cambria has the best staff - so friendly and helpful. The rooms are super clean, updated and have lots of space. Will definitely stay here whenever we are visiting our daughter at Creighton!"

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
New Victorian Inn & Suites
New Victorian Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
10728 L St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $91 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in South Central Omaha, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of University of Nebraska-Omaha, Henry Doorly Zoo, and Lauritzen Gardens. CHI Health Center ...
4/5Very Good! (962 reviews)
"This is an older property but the rooms are very nice. Staff was very nice, a nice variety for breakfast. Only complaint is that smoking is allowed and the smoking rooms are centrally located on the floor, so the hallway smells of smoke just walking through. My room, luckily, didn't smell of cig. ..."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

New Victorian Inn & Suites
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
4.5 out of 5
1615 Howard St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $126 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Downtown Omaha, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater and Omaha Children's Museum. CHI Health Center Omaha and TD Ameritrade ...
4.2/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
"The Magnolia is very close to the old town market area, so plenty of restaurant choices. Staff was very friendly . They have a nice bar and restaurant. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are small and a little overpriced in my opinion. You are paying more for the old style charm of the building ..."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Omaha West
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Omaha West
2.5 out of 5
10865 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $103 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in West Omaha, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from OPPD Arboretum and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Westroads Mall. Miracle Hill Golf & Tennis Center and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (218 reviews)
"Absolutely wonderful place! We will be back!!!! Everything in a home you would need!"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Omaha West
#7: Adorable Downtown 2-bedroom Loft Apartment
#7: Adorable Downtown 2-bedroom Loft Apartment
Omaha, NE
The price is CA $196 per night from May 7 to May 7
Located in Downtown Omaha, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Omaha Children's Museum, Orpheum Theater, and Creighton University. CHI Health Center ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great Location
"The property was recently renovated. The location is great. Parking is a little weird but great directions from the owner. Good communication."

Reviewed on Feb. 3, 2021

#7: Adorable Downtown 2-bedroom Loft Apartment
Unbeatable Group Travel Retreat - Sanitized
Unbeatable Group Travel Retreat - Sanitized
Omaha, NE
The price is CA $350 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Benson, this vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from University of Nebraska-Omaha and 3 mi (4.8 km) from University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Weekend Vacation
"We had a great time exploring the Omaha area for local breweries!"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Unbeatable Group Travel Retreat - Sanitized
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Omaha

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Mar 25, 2020

very pretty city during the daylight and excellent transportation to move throughout the city.

4/5 - Good

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Oct 13, 2019

Super statues, life size, depicting settlers in a wagon train located at Pioneer Courage park. Pedestrian bridge.

4/5 - Good

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May 6, 2019

We had an excellent dinner at Lazlo's Brewery and Grill across the parking lot from the hotel.

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