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The best of Omaha
Known for the pretty great zoo that calls the city home, Omaha also happens to offer locals and tourists alike a whole slew of things to do on a daily basis that will keep anyone occupied. From funky bars to great patios made for people watching and old neighborhoods that have been transformed into cool hangout spots—all filled with great hotels, art galleries, restaurants and music venues—the city is, simply put, pretty awesome. Don’t forget to check the calendar for great hometown annual events, including the annual College World Series, which gives even the locals an excuse to take in baseball and tailgates, and the Maha Music Festival, which grew from a one-day to a two-day event this year. Get ready to explore Omaha properly... and fall in love with it. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
Omaha is known for its delicious beef and, of course, you’ll find plenty of it in this midwestern town—both served in old school and new school ways. But the local foodie scene is diverse and vibrant, aided by the fact that Omahans actually love to eat out. Almost every eatery on our list offers an amazing menu focusing on local, seasonal ingredients at a fair price. So get out of that hotel, tackle our guide to the best things to do around town and then set on to explore the city’s oh-so-delicious restaurant scene. Bon appetit!