Touching the Iowa-Nebraska border, Omaha is a unique city that brings the culture of America’s heartland to a thriving metropolis renowned for its food, entertainment, and riverside getaways. As the largest city in the state, finding a ride to get the day started should be as easy as opening your eyes, especially if you’re staying close to Eppley Airfield on the northside of downtown – stay along the neighboring Abbot Drive for the perk of airport shuttles offered at a variety of stays that also intersect with the business-friendly Riverfront Drive, made famous for its large conventions and expos hosted at the CenturyLink Center Omaha alongside downtown’s hottest attractions. From Little Italy to The Old Market, you’ll be surprised how much there is to do in just a few square miles, even more if you’ve got a private ride, whether it’s a romantic sedan or family-friendly SUV.
Fall in love with the vibe of the city by scratching off the obvious destinations first, looking forward to the unique desert dome ecosystem found at the famous Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, about as much as the open-air lawns, relaxing boat rides, and exciting riverside light shows presented at Heartland of America Park. Find a quiet corner to call home when the afternoon gets tiring, one of the best places to do so being Lauritzen Gardens, located within Kenefick Park just north of the zoo and offering over 100 acres of scenic gardens indoor & outdoor. Another great place to catch a breath is the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, an iconic stretch of infrastructure perfect for watching the Missouri River pass while doubling as a gateway into Iowa. Leave room for dinner when the day’s up, going classic Old Market by visiting one of 11th Street’s countless historic eateries, from Upstream Brewing to M’s Pub.