Things to do in Omaha

Welcome to Nebraska’s largest city! Omaha is one of Vinnie Van GO’s favorite cities, and for good reason. The city has some of the best food, cultural institutions, and fun events around.

Here are some of Vinnie’s favorite spots to visit when he’s in town.



Omaha Annual Events

NCAA Men’s College World Series

This massive sports event, one of the longest running athletic traditions in America, has been taking place every June in Omaha since 1950. The 10-day event sees street vendors, festivals, live music events, and some of the best basketball in the country.

The Summer Arts Festival

For one of Omaha’s biggest music and arts celebrations, The Summer Arts Festival is the area’s best. With hundreds of the country’s best artists, and an interactive children's fair, this June event is perfect for families.

Omaha Fashion Week

For one of the Midwest’s biggest fashion events of the year is Omaha’s Fashion Week. With more than 40 designers showcasing over 400 creations all set against dramatic environments, such as the warehouse space Kaneko, this August event is great for any fashionista or industry professional.


Baxter Arena

For all local sporting and entertainment events, Baxter Arena is the place to go. Home to the Omaha Mavericks, this state of the art venue is a great place to catch a game when you’re in town.

Address:
2425 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68106


Old Market

This historic area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Omaha. Walk along cobblestone streets, a local farmer market, and lovely antique shops.

Address:
1000 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Hot Shops Art Center

Take in the best of the local art scene in this cool urban spot. Take in craftsmen and artists in action as they create works from glass, metal, wood, and more.

Address:
13th and Nicholas
Omaha, NE 68102

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

This footbridge makes for the perfect stroll on a sunny day. Take in the view while traversing the Missouri River, from Omaha to Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Address:
705 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102


There are many ways to see all that Omaha has to offer. Omaha Patio Rides offers a unique experience for taking in the city. Get a group together on one of their signature group bike vehicles for an informative and fun way to get around. For something slower pace, Omaha Culinary Tours offers a guided experience of the city’s best eats. To see Omaha by water, River City Star Riverboat is a tried and true local favorite.

Greek Islands

For the best Greek food in town – and some of the best pizza – Greek Islands is a tried and true local favorite.

Address:
3821 Center Street
Omaha, NE 68105

Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar

Lot 2 is known to be one of the best spots around. It is kid friendly, vegetarian friendly, and has beautiful outdoor seating available.

Address:
6207 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104

Thai Orchids

If you’re in the mood for Thai, Thai Orchids has a fantastic menu. Their pad thai is famous, but their extensive curry menu is also worth a peruse.

Address:
8058 S 84th Street
La Vista, NE 68128


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