Omaha, NE

We took a detour to Omaha in order to visit my cousin and her family. It was our first time to the city, so we had to explore the hot spots and get an Omaha Steak, of course. The Old Market was our favorite with it’s charming brick streets and quirky antique shop. It’s also next to the beautiful Heartland of America Park, The Road to Omaha baseball statue at TD Ameritrade Park, and the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, which are all must-sees. Here are our recommendations from what we found during our short time there:

FAVORITE FOOD FINDS

• CASUAL: Hiro 88 – Old Market, Gorat’s Steak House, Modern Love Omaha

• DRESSY: The Drover, Spezia, The Flatiron Cafe

• DESSERT: The Hunger Block, Ted and Wally’s Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream, Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop

WHERE WE WALK

• MULTI: Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area

• FULL: Old Market, Heartland of America Park, and Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge

• HALF: Kenefick Park

ARTS AND ATTRACTIONS

• HISTORY/ARTS: The Durham Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Children’s Museum, First National’s Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park, Joslyn Castle, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, Freedom Park Navy Museum

• SPORTS: TD Ameritrade Park

• ATTRACTIONS: Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens Omaha’s Botanical Center, OPPD Arboretum, Omaha Steaks