From dawn to dusk, Omaha, or The Big O, gives you bountiful of reasons to enamor with the city and its world-famed travel destinations. But, how to beat the clock to capture the eternal beauty of the city in your camera with mere one day in hands. Well, not to worry! Follow this itinerary to discover Omaha in depth and to see much of it.
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8:00 am: Walk around and get in the groove
To get a jump on your day, set off at 8:00 am and burn your fat at Cottonwood Park. It is the best time to exercise your mind and body amidst the nature and its beautiful creatures. The park also incorporates a football field, a basketball court, and a tennis court where you can spend time playing your favorite sports.
Address: Omaha, Nebraska 68154, United States
Phone: 1 402.444.5900
Operation Hours: Opens daily (5:00 am-11:00 pm)
9:00 am: Hearty breakfast to begin your day
After a good session of exercising, it's time to leave for Vidlak's Brookside Cafe
(15668 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68130, United States) where hearty American traditional cuisines can always make you hungry. If you are in dire need of some delectable Italian breakfast, then stop by Newman's Pasta Cafe'
(2559 S 171st Street, Omaha, NE 68130, United States) where you can nosh on a wide array of reasonably priced pastas and other Italian dishes.
10:00 am: A trip to riveting Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
After treating your belly with sumptuous breakfast, jump onto I-80 East from West Center Road, Industrial Road and L Street and drive until you reach South 10th Street. Now you have reached the right place to start your journey in the city. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is not merely a zoo for those who are well aware of its assets and achievements. Its establishment is a trademark in the history of Omaha and has remarkably contributed towards drawing a great influx of travelers from around the globe. Accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was once voted "World's Best Zoo" in 2014.
Address: 3701 S 10th Street, Omaha - 68107, US
Phone: 1 402.733.8400
Operation Hours: Opens daily (9:00 am-5:00 pm)
11:30 am: Unfold the history of Omaha and Nebraska
One who has a keen interest in the history of Omaha and Nebraska as well is advised to make a move towards north-east on Bert Murphy Avenue South towards B Street and reach Pioneer Courage Park. The insurmountable statues here are a great symbol of Omaha's history. Wander around the park and catch the beauty of the eye-popping statues and other figures to inculcate the traces of Omaha's history and its journey so far.
Address: 1601 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102, United States
Phone: 1 402.602.3930
Distance and time from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium: 2.8 miles or 8 minutes drive
12:30 pm: Interaction with nature and its wonders
People who are in search of some mind tranquility may head west on Dodge Street towards North 17th Street and visit Lauritzen Gardens which is conveniently nestled in the riverfront hills. This living museum is devoted to glorifying nature by conserving and showcasing the four-season plant. This living plant museum is worth a mention when it comes to live some unparalleled aesthetic experiences. There is one more exciting news for the garden lovers out there. You can gain knowledge on gardening techniques through its educational program tours. Moreover, you can bring a smile on the faces of your love-ones by throwing a nature-theme birthday party in the premises of the gardens. There is also a cafe in the premises of Lauritzen Gardens where you can enjoy your coffee dose and give rest to your exhausted feet.
Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68108, United States
Phone: 1 402.346.4002
Distance and time from Pioneer Courage Park: 2.9 miles or 9 minutes drive
2:00 pm: Something for your appetite
Its time to stop the things right away and make a move to a restaurant nearby. Your stomach must be growling for food. If a pizza stuffed with enormous amount of cheese is your stuff, then stop by Orsis Italian Bakery & Pizzeria
(621 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68108, United States) where people not only do strive for delivering the best pizza in the city but also how to make their customers come back time and again. Omaha is also known for offering some of the finest Mexican restaurants in the nation. Hence, you can't stand a chance to miss the Mexican food while in the city. And, one such name is El Aguila Restaurant
(1837 Vinton Street, Omaha, NE 68108, United States) which is synonymous to Mexican delicacies.
3:00 pm: Discover Latino Art and History
Lunch time is over, and its time to unfold the Latino art and history at El Museo Latino. This museum opened its doors on May 5,1993, and became the first Latino Art & History Museum and Cultural Center in the Midwest. The present-day museum is famed as one of only eleven Latino museums in the nation. To dig into Latino history and its art forms, the museum conducts educational programs such as slide presentations, lectures, art classes, art history classes, films, gallery talks, workshops, demonstrations, guided visits, and dance classes. It also organizes some special events year-round, namely, Hispanic Heritage Month (September), Cinco de Mayo Celebration (May), Almuerzo (brunch), and many more.
Address: El Museo Latino, 4701 S 25 St., Omaha, NE 68107, United States
Operation Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Tuesday and Thursday (1:00 pm-5:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-2:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays
4:30 pm: Adventurous corner of the city- The Amazing Pizza Machine
Its time to go heavy on adventure at The Amazing Pizza Machine. Add some thrill to your journey by trying your hand on go-karting, bumper cars, redemption games, and ecstatic rides. Target the laser guns on your friends and fight till you win in its laser tag arena. You can also enjoy your birthday parties and other special events in completely different style by availing the different event packages at The Amazing Pizza Machine. Without a doubt, The Amazing Pizza Machine is the coolest option in the city to get the taste of real fun and adventure.
Address: 13955 S Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68137, United States
Operation Hours: Sunday-Thursday (10:30 am-10:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (10:30 am-11:00 pm)
Distance and time from El Museo Latino: 11.8 miles or 15 minutes drive
6:30 pm: Get your shopping bags full of your stuff
Its time for some shopping. After leaving The Amazing Pizza Machine, take South Plaza to Millard Avenue and drive till you reach Village Pointe which is nestled at Davenport Street. Village Pointe is packed with bounty of stores for all sorts of shoppers, restaurants and eateries, movies and comedy club, and also facilitates people with financial services and other complimentary facilities. Nothing could be as satisfactory as shopping in Omaha where you can never short of choices.
Address: 17305 Davenport St, Omaha 68118, NE
Phone: 1 402.505.9773
Distance and time from The Amazing Pizza Machine: 6.9 miles or 15 minutes drive
8:30 pm: Get a table for you at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse & Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Dinner is calling you. Take your weary feet to some restaurant nearby and restore your energy. You can swing by Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Omaha
(305 North 170th Street, Omaha, NE 68118, United States) and gorge on some delectable Italian delicacies and couple them with a glass of fresh and chilled cocktail or wine, whatever suits your palette. If you find grilled seafood and steaks quite tempting, then Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
(17415 Chicago Street, Omaha, NE 68118, United States) is the apt place for you.
10:00 pm: Egging on for dance and drink
To have the best night time ever, drop in Rehab Lounge which is located on South 120th Street. Omaha's one of the most sough-after night venues where you can dance the night away. Enjoy every sip of your cocktail while shaking your belly to pumping music wafting out of high-tech 3D speakers.
Address: 2615 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE 68144, United States
Phone: 1 402.951.9393
Operation Hours: Thursday (7:00 pm-2:00 am); Friday-Sunday (9:00 pm-2:00 am); remains closed on Monday-Wednesday
11:00 pm: Late-night drinks and eats at Havana Garage
Before leaving the land and for your after-dark drinks and munchies, you can drop in Havana Garage which is famed cigar bar in the city, and get imbibed with wine, spirits, and classic cocktails.
Address: 1008 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 1 402.614.3800
Operation Hours: Opens daily (2:00 pm-2:00 am)
Distance and time from Rehab Lounge: 12.6 miles or 17 minutes drive
Map Guide of 24 Hours Tour in Omaha