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10 Things to Do in Omaha This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Omaha This Weekend

Are you looking for some new and exciting things to do in Omaha this weekend? Our residents love living at West Haven because we offer both close proximity to busy city life and the comfort of a small suburban area. 

 We rounded up our favorite places to visit in Omaha to help you plan out your weekends so they are filled with laughter and memories. Check out our list to see some of the best ways to spend your weekend in Omaha!

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN OMAHA

Widely-recognized as one of the world’s best zoos, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been an Omaha treasure for over 125 years. Known for its leading animal research and conservation programs, the Zoo welcomes over two million annual visitors. Among countless exhibits, the Zoo features the largest big cat habitat in North America. Other exhibits at the Zoo include the world's largest indoor rainforest, indoor desert, indoor swamp, nocturnal exhibit and geodesic dome. 

 3701 S 10th St Omaha, NE 68107


Full of history, the Old Market district is now a bustling hub for shopping and dining, as well as a variety of experiences, including museums, art galleries, concerts, festivals, and more! From coffee shops to fine dining and everything in between, the Old Market district has something to satisfy any appetite. You can browse dozens of shops for anything from clothing and jewelry to books and antiques, join a yoga class, try a new hairstyle, or get a tattoo!

 1100 Howard St Omaha, NE 68102

Opening as Union Pacific’s Omaha train station in 1931, The Durham Museum’s historic Downtown building completed its transformation to the museum in 1975, with a full renovation in 1995. Throughout the stunning, impeccably restored building, The Durham houses an array of permanent collections across over 124,000 square feet with a goal of promoting and preserving western United States history. Check out their website today!

801 S. 10TH St Omaha, NE 68108

TD Ameritrade Park plays host to the Big Ten and Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournaments and is also the home field for the Creighton University Bluejays. Each spring since 1950, Omaha and TD Park welcome over 100,000 rabid college baseball fans for the annual College World Series. With a capacity of up to 35,000, the venue has also hosted football and hockey games, music festivals, concerts, and more.

 1200 Mike Fahey St Omaha, NE 68102

Welcoming nearly a quarter-million visitors annually, Lauritzen Botanic Gardens spans more than 100 acres along the banks of the Missouri River in South Omaha. The Gardens feature a four-acre arboretum, a 32,000 square foot visitor’s center, as well as gorgeous woodlands and landscapes throughout the property. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, a stunning glass greenhouse, was added to the Gardens in 2014.

100 Bancroft St Omaha, NE 68108

TOP PLACES TO EAT IN OMAHA

 



ORSI’S ITALIAN BAKERY & PIZZERIA

Best Omaha Pizza

An Omaha institution for over 100 years, Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria serves mouth-watering Italian cuisine and fresh-sliced deli sandwiches you won’t want to miss. Using authentic recipes and only the freshest ingredients like homemade Italian sausage and genuine Italian mozzarella, Orsi’s pizza will transport you straight to Bel Paese! Grab some prosciutto, linguini, Parmigiano-Reggiano, or olive oil from the charming grocery to make your own traditional Italian feast at home!


 621 Pacific St Omaha, NE 68108

801 CHOPHOUSE

Best Omaha Steakhouse

Located inside The Paxton Hotel in the heart of the Old Market district, 801 Chophouse offers the city’s best steaks and seafood in an elegant, upscale setting. Replete with wood paneling, white tablecloths, leather booths and mood lighting, the Chophouse harkens to the New York steakhouses of the early 20th century. In addition to USDA prime steaks and fresh seafood, 801 features an extensive, award-winning wine list and delectable desserts.


 1403 Farnam St Omaha, NE 68102

WAVE BISTRO

Best Asian Cuisine

From their well-appointed digs in the Hillsborough neighborhood on the city’s northwest side, George and Connie Liao serve up delicious Asian-fusion cuisine that has been an Omaha favorite since 2007. Each dish is an original recipe blending recipes, techniques, and ingredients from Japan to Thailand. From lettuce wraps, to Pad Thai, curries, yakisoba, and Szechuan shrimp, Wave Bistro has something for everyone. Cap off the night with unique desserts such as Wave’s Japanese Vanilla Souffle Cheesecake!


 4002 N. 144TH St Omaha, NE 68116

V. MERTZ

Best Dinner Restaurant

Nestled into their cozy, upscale location in Omaha’s trendy Old Market district, V. Mertz makes a perfect destination for a night out. Executive Chef Jacob Newton turns out exquisitely-plated small entrees featuring duck breast, Wagyu beef, fresh fish and a variety of small plates. Don’t forget to save room for Pasty Chef Ally Peralta’s handcrafted farm egg crème brulee, or chocolate ganache tartlet! An excellent assortment of wine and unique cocktails make perfect pairings for dinner and dessert.


 1022 Howard St Omaha, NE 68102

FARNAM HOUSE BREWING CO.

Best Brewpub

Farnam House Brewing’s chic brewpub in the Blackstone neighborhood west of Downtown features an extensive lineup of house-brewed beers, ranging from ales, lagers, bocks, stouts, and sours. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, chef Ginny Dory crafts elevated, made-from-scratch pub fare utilizing fresh, locally grown ingredients. Serving as a de-facto headquarters for Omaha micro and homebrew enthusiasts, the Brewery also hosts a variety of beer-themed events and competitions.


 3562 Farnam St Omaha, NE 68131