Vacation tips for Omaha

 

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Traveling by shuttles to downtown Omaha
Omaha is a lot of things, but forgettable isn’t one of them. Located in the heart of the Midwest and on the edge of the beautiful Missouri River, Omaha is bursting with life as much as it is with nature. With amazing attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo and the annual College World Series, it’s no wonder why tourism is such a huge part of Omaha’s economy.

 

The Eppley Airfield is very famous for its easy in and easy out departures and arrivals system. This convenience has been very beneficial for passengers and they leave amazing reviews. Airports are usually very large scale and the throng of people coming in an out always makes it very difficult to navigate your way with ease. However, this easy arrival and departure system has been very helpful for people; especially when you are already tired or anxious about a flight.

 

One of the best things about this airport is that you can easily find information on places you plan to visit if you are a tourist. The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau has two operating Visitor Information Desks at the airport. Therefore, you can easily get your Omaha Visitors Guide before you kick off your vacation.

 

The small but convenient size of the Eppley Airfield saves you from the hustle and bustle of a traditional United States airport. Thus, it is very easy to quickly find your way into the main city or catch your flight within a small amount of time.

 

Omaha airport shuttle
 

Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport Shuttles
More appropriately known as the Omaha Eppley Airfield, the OMA Airport is serving the largest city in the state of Nebraska namely Omaha. Other than that, the airport is also providing its services to other cities surrounding Omaha and is also known as a gateway to the Midwest. It is also a reasonable means of travel for people belonging to Kansas, South Dakota, and Missouri due to their short distance from the airport.

 

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OMA Shared Ride Vans
As soon as you arrive to Eppley Airfield, you’ll be surprised at how simple and easy it is to navigate through the facility. The medium-sized airport is located only three miles northeast of the quaint downtown, giving travelers the benefit of getting to their hotel in a safe and timely manner. This is especially true if you book a shared ride van with a local transportation service that only employs drivers that know Omaha like the back of their hand.

 

OMA airport shuttles
OMA Private Vans
Whether you’re a family celebrating a reunion or you’re in town for a work-sponsored field trip, private vans can make it to where everyone gets to see virtually everything. Reserve your own ride by booking with us, heading out to great landmarks like The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a facility that features a slue of animal exhibits and a novelty desert dome. If the group is craving even more intriguing hotspots, take the van to the famous Durham Museum, which focuses on the history of the 1931 train station.

 

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OMA Private Sedans
Take an intimate ride to the Lauritzen Gardens, a seasonal botanical field with beautiful flower displays and an arboretum. You can get there with the one you care about the most by scheduling a private sedan for your travels. Contact us for a list of sedans, taking the car out to the centrally located Gene Leahy Mall for a breezy walk through almost ten acres of downtown land.

 

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OMA Private SUVs
Omaha isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of a family vacation, but when it comes to kid-friendly fun, the city has an overwhelming amount of things to see. Stop number one on the family fun trip is Omaha’s largest amusement park, Fun-Plex, a massive land with prize games, water slides, and the only roller coaster in all of Nebraska. You can get there by booking your own private SUV, courtesy of our area transportation providers.

 

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OMA Stretched Limousines
Omaha is known for being the land of the steaks, and it doesn’t get much better than the old-school dishes of veteran steakhouse, The Drover. Roll up to the upscale restaurant by arriving in style with one of our area transportation companies many stretched limousines. After some hearty prime meat, spend a relaxing night at Creighton Orpheum Theater, a historic performing-arts venue that is host to world-class shows from just about anywhere you can think of.

 

OMA airport chartered buses
OMA Chartered Buses
Omaha isn’t that big of a town, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the city isn’t accommodating to large groups. If you’ve got too many people to fit in a van, go bigger with one of our chartered buses, each ride spacious and just waiting to be filled with memories. Once everyone’s together, take a group trip to the beautiful and calming Zorinsky Lake Park, a 255-acre recreation area that offers trails, boating, and even seasonal fishing.

 

 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Speaking of the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the facility is so outstanding that it was the Travelers’ Choice 2015 Winner on TripAdvisor.com. With a ton of positive reviews and a recently renovated zoo, Henry Doorly has attracted more guests than ever before. The zoo not only entertains with over 900 different species and a massive aquarium, but also works as a habitat, research facility, and animal sanctuary, ultimately benefiting conservation the best way it can.

 

→ The Henry Doorly Zoo is home to eleven different animal exhibits ranging from the Hubbard Gorilla Valley and the Kingdoms of the Night to the Red Barn Yard and the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium.

 

→ Some of the exhibits are seasonal, such as the Stingray Beach, so be sure to check to see when your favorite will be opened and closed so you can plan your visit accordingly.

 

→ The zoo also hold differently themed events and classes throughout the year for visitors to take part in. Some of the past events include Penguins and Pancakes and Yoga in the Aquarium. The classes range from toddlers all the way up to adults.

   
   

 

 

Shopping at Old Market
 

Old Market
If you want to step into a time machine, visit Omaha’s Old Market. The Old Market is a quaint neighborhood in the heart of downtown, located between 10th and 13th street. There are several restaurants, art galleries and shopping boutiques made perfect for spending the day exploring. Street performers are also often found doing strange acts for money.

 

 

Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha
 

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
If you want to see an astounding modern marvel, visit the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is an interesting landmark because it crosses the Missouri River, offering pedestrians and bikers alike an astounding view, which is perfect for sunsets or a simple photograph. Fun fact: When the lights were turned on for the first time, the PA system along the bridge played Phil Collins’ "In the Air Tonight."

 

Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport
If you’re worried about where to go when you arrive to Eppley Field, don’t worry. The airport has a close proximity to downtown, roughly being about five miles northeast of the city. The airport itself is also easy to navigate through. There is an abundance of rental cars as well as taxies from companies like Happy Cab, Checker Cab, and Yellow outside the gate.

 

Omaha Airport Transportation
If you’re in need of public transportation, the Ground Transportation Center is located inside of door #3 on the lower level of the main terminal building. Here, you can ask about access to van shuttles like OMALiNK and OMASUX.

 

Nearby Hotels in Omaha
There are plenty of places to stay in Omaha. To start, check with the phone boards/reservation centers near the north and south baggage claim areas of the airport. Great places to ask about would be the Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village, which is as fancy as it is gorgeous. Another high-quality and close-to-downtown stay is the Hilton Garden Inn Omaha West, which has a pool, free Wi-Fi and an indoor bar.

 

Omaha Restaurants
If you’re interested in tasting Omaha’s best-kept secret, visit Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria the place for you. Causing massive delight and unbeatable Italian dishes, Orsi’s has become Omaha legend over the years, but if you’re not in the mood for Italian, you can visit 11-Worth Café for a tasty brunch or lunch.

 

Things to do in Omaha
Activities are not scarce in Omaha. If you want to keep exploring past the threshold of what’s normal, check out Heartland of America Park, where you can go on a nice walk through the city. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out the Omaha Performing Arts for an undeniably good show.