Visiting Omaha?

Planning a visit to Omaha? Here is a compilation of fun things to do and great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to try.


For Italian food, Via Farina has fantastic pastas and pizzas with a great cocktail menu to boot. 

Au Courant is a delicious European restaurant in Benson that has a great tasting menu.

Our favorite spot for steak and gourmet American is V. Mertz in Old Market. Both the filet and rib-eye are incredible.

Yoshitomo has impressive sushi that rivals many of our favorite sushi restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.

Mula in the Blackstone District features great Mexican and delicious margaritas.

For vegan and plant-based eaters, Modern Love is a must-try.

If you’re looking for takeout pizza in a cardboard box, head to Noli’s in the Blackstone District.

Great sandwiches can be found downtown at Block 16.

Looking for something to-go? Head to Amsterdam Falafel for Mediterranean or Salween Thai for Thai food.

Head to Lola’s Cafe in the morning for great breakfast and coffees. They also have a theater if you’re there later in the day and want to catch a movie.

Want ice cream? Visit Coneflower Creamery in the Blackstone District for incredible ice cream with vegan options as well.

Can’t decide? Go to the Inner Rail Food Hall at Aksarben Village for a half-dozen great options and shops.


The Cottonwood Hotel recently finished a $75 million renovation and is a beautiful place to stay. It has a pool and is located right in Blackstone District in walking distance of great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. It also happens to be across the street from the Berkshire Hathaway world headquarters.


The College World Series in June is the highlight of the summer, with surprisingly good stadium food.

If you’re a Berkshire Hathaway shareholder, come fly out in May for the annual meeting, investing events around town, and the shareholder convention hall for all Berkshire brand shopping.

The Maha Music Festival in June is a great experience for music fans.If you’re coming in October, head to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch for the pumpkin farm, apple picking, and tons of fun activities for kids. Bring the family!

Drinks & Coffee

Head to Berry and Rye for fruity cocktails in the Old Market, wine and cheese boards at Corkscrew in Blackstone District, and Vis Major for fantastic Omaha-brewed beer.

Our favorite coffee spots are The Mill on Leavenworth, Archetype Coffee (get their scones, they’re amazing), Amateur Coffee (all vegan and fantastic chai), Hardy Coffee, and Myrtle and Cypress.


The Omaha Zoo is massive, rivaling the San Diego zoo in scale and breadth. Highly recommend visiting, bring your best walking shoes!

The Omaha Botanical Gardens are just up the road from the Zoo and is a relaxing way to spend a couple hours.

Want something in the city? The Gene Leahy Mall was recently finished and is really fun to walk through. Just south is the Old Market.

History buff? Check out the Joselyn Castle to learn about one of the most iconic families in Omaha, the Joselyns. Afterwards head over to The Durham Museum at the historical Omaha train station for all things trains.

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Visiting Omaha

Visiting Omaha? Planning a visit to Omaha? Here is a compilation of fun things to do and great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to try.

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