The Omaha Weekend City Guide
We were recently invited to visit Omaha and enjoyed 48 hours acquainting ourselves with the Nebraska city. We already knew that major attractions include the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, the Lauritzen Gardens and the Joslyn Art Museum, so we dug a little deeper and found a few other must-stop spots if you find yourself in the city for a quick trip. Read on for our top picks on what to see and eat and where to shop and stay.
See / MAHA Music Festival
When planning your next Omaha road trip, we recommend timing it around the MAHA Music Festival. While sipping our signature MAHA cocktails in the VIP lounge, we listened to Omaha native Warren Buffett urge the young crowd to vote before introducing the next act. Shortly after Buffett’s warm address, Vince Staples brought the house down with his emotionally-charged performance.
Eat / Pitch Pizzeria
After spending a bit of time downtown we ventured out and found ourselves in the Dundee neighborhood. While walking down Underwood Ave. we stopped into Pitch Pizzeria and had a bite to eat. Their pizza was delicious, their service was great and we loved the rustic-meets-urban atmosphere. Try the Comte Mac & Cheese.
Shop / Hello Holiday
While strolling along Underwood Ave. we made our way into Hello Holiday, an adorably styled shop with a well-curated mix of designers. Stop in if you’re looking for a stylish, local boutique with cutesy charm. If sweet and feminine aren’t your thing, try the Old Market Entertainment District in downtown Omaha for several other great shops.
Stay / Home 2 Suites
We had a comfortable and pleasant stay at the Home 2 Suites by Hilton while in Omaha, but it’s a bit off the beaten path. To be in the thick of the action, we’d recommend checking out hotels in the Old Market Entertainment District including Magnolia Hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is based on the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy.
Special thanks to Visit Omaha for their hospitality.