It may not get as much attention as other Midwestern cities (yet!) but Omaha—Nebraska’s largest city—has a thriving live music scene, serene parks and nature areas, and lots of trendy restaurants and bars. It’s also super family-friendly, with uncrowded attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Omaha Children’s Museum to keep little ones engaged for hours.
Spend an afternoon wandering around the Old Market, a historic neighborhood with picturesque brick-lined streets and local boutiques such as Nouvelle Eve and Flying Worm Vintage. Then, head to the newly revitalized Blackstone District for a meal at Butterfish, Stirnella, or the Blackstone Meatball (followed by a refreshing sweet treat at Coneflower Creamery). After watching the sun dip below the unobstructed horizon of the Great Plains, retreat to Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel or Magnolia Hotel Omaha.
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