This forward-thinking city has a proud pioneer past.

Chosen as the eastern terminus of the first transcontinental railroad in the 1800s, Omaha, Nebraska, has transformed into an exciting destination in its own right, thanks to the smart redevelopment of the city’s historic areas. You’ll find walkable neighborhoods with superb museums, a thriving music and arts scene and big-city nightlife. Best of all, there’s top-notch food, including farm-to-table fare, international cuisine and, of course, those famous steaks.

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Explore Omaha

  • Aksarben Village
  • Midtown Crossing
  • The Capitol District/North Downtown
  • The Old Market

Aksarben Village

Overview

This redeveloped neighborhood in the geographic heart of Omaha has a youthful, friendly vibe. It’s home to two college campuses, bike trails, open green space and lots of food and drink, ranging from Nepalese dumplings to barbecue.

Known For

Dining, Bars, Farmers Market, Bike Trails

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Midtown Crossing

Overview

Anchored by Turner Park, this sophisticated, live-work-and-play district draws residents and visitors alike. A dine-in movie theater, a board game café and a create-your-own-art studio are just some of the diverse (and unique) hangouts you’ll encounter here.

Known For

Community Events , Young Professionals , Dining, Entertainment

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The Capitol District/North Downtown

Overview

If there’s a big event happening in Omaha, you’ll find it here, in the sports stadium, concert arena or convention center. Smaller venues shine, too, from jazz lounges to indie rock clubs. This is the place to go for a big night out.

Known For

Nightlife, Sports, Live Music , Entertainment

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The Old Market

Overview

Perfect for exploring on foot, this busy historic district features old-world charm and great options for nightlife. Its restored brick warehouses are home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. Take in a sketch at Backline Comedy Theatre, or sample fresh IPAs and single-batch seasonals brewed on-site at Upstream Brewing, arguably the most popular brewpub in town.

Known For

Dining, Shopping, Art Galleries, Nightlife

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Spend a Weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, the City That Has It All

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Explore the Old Market District

Kick off your weekend in the historic Old Market district, which features a fun mix of restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. The area has enough to keep you busy all day — and night — including the landmark Durham Museum.

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Discover Midtown, the Waterfront and the Capitol District

 Explore more laid-back streets in renewed midtown, then head to the waterfront’s spectacular Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. End the day in the Capitol District, the city’s entertainment destination.

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Wrap Up the Weekend at Aksarben Village

Enjoy an urban escape at Fontenelle Forest, Lauritzen Gardens or the Henry Doorly Zoo before wrapping up the weekend at Aksarben Village, where you can eat and drink to revive your energy. A steak dinner at a famed local chophouse is a fitting last meal in Omaha.

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