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The Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area is home to a million people but still has a small town feel. We’re home to 5 Fortune 500 companies and one of the richest men in the world (Warren Buffet)!
You’ll like your stay here: we’re way more cultural than you’d expect and way more fun! There’s plenty of things to do in Omaha after 5:00 pm; if you are in the Old Market Downtown area, you’ll want to check out our list.
If you have time, the must-see thing to do in Omaha is the Henry Doorley Zoo! Checking it out- best zoo in the country!
How to Get to Old Market Downtown, Omaha
The Eppley Airport is located in Omaha, and is the most convenient airport if you are flying in.
To get around Old Market Downtown, take an Uber or just walk around.
Where to Eat in Old Market Downtown, Omaha
M’s Pub – Old Market Legend // Enjoy a drink and try the baked shrimp scampi for melt in your mouth goodness.
LaBuvette // Old Market French Grocery & Wine Bar with the best patio in town! Grab a bottle of wine and try the mixed cheese plate or the hummus.
Stokes // Enjoy the inventive Mexican food. I love the guacamole & all the salmon choices. The menu is so full of unique choices you may be back the next night for more!
Blue Sushi // You can’t go wrong with any of the sushi at Blue. Hit up Blue after work for great happy hour drink & roll specials til 6. Or try the reverse happy hour beginning at 9.
Ted & Wally’s // you’ll love this fun spot for yummy homemade ice cream. Try the eggnog or traditional vanilla bean. It’s a popular spot so be prepared for a little wait-but you’ll find out it’s so worth it.
Things to See in Old Market Downtown, Omaha
Laka Lona Rum Club // A way cool tiki bar. It’s in the basement at 12th & Howard but you’ll feel like you’re in the tropics. Try a mai tai during happy hour! This is a must do!
Walk the Bob Kerrey Bridge // “The Bob” is the bridge that crosses the Missouri River and connects Omaha, Ne and Council Bluffs, IA. Go at sunset for cool views of the river.
Catch a game // During basketball season go watch the Creighton Bluejays play at the CHI Center. You’ll love being part of the massive crowd cheering on the Jays!
Check out The exhibits at Kaneko // The non-profit creative space in the Old Market. They’re open til 8:00 pm most nights of the week. Your mind will love the creative experience after a long day at work.
Film Streams // A local, independent movie theatre that features new independent and documentaries as well as international films. It’s a quaint space for movie watching. You can catch a great show every night of the week.
One of the best ways to see downtown is with a horse-drawn carriage ride! You can find the carriage stand in The Old Market.
Also check out:
- River North, Chicago After 5:00 pm
- San Francisco’s Financial District After 5:00 pm
- Plano, TX After 5:00 pm
- Charleston, SC After 5:00 pm
- Charlotte, NC After 5:00 pm
- Kansas City, MO After 5:00 pm