“From historical and urban chic to scrumptious and ultra-hip, there is something unique to see and do in every corner of the city,” says Jessica Weishahn, tourism sales manager for Visit Omaha. “Omaha’s entertaining neighborhoods offer group options that hold the key to unlocking our rich historical treasures.”
Here are four Omaha neighborhoods she recommends for exploration:
Old Market Entertainment District
This area of downtown, with its red brick warehouses, was once the epicenter of city activity in the 1880s. That rings true today, as this 20-square-block district is a draw based on its mix of unique shops, art galleries, pubs featuring live music and more than 30 distinctly Omaha restaurants.
The Blackstone District
The birthplace of the Reuben sandwich, this historical neighborhood is home to local craft breweries, farm-to-fork restaurants and bars offering one-of-a kind craft cocktails. Visitors can still order the original Reuben sandwich at Crescent Moon, a popular neighborhood spot.
Dining is the name of the game in Dundee, which delights with chef-based restaurants, serving locally sourced ingredients in artfully presented dishes. “Plus, you can cap off dinner with ice cream at eCreamery, an Oprah fav, and check out Dundee Dell’s Scotch whisky collection—one of the nation’s largest,” says Weishahn.
Groups can explore the many flavors of this area, which is home to ethnic cultures from across the globe. Polish, Czech, German and Mexican history can be experienced at dozens of family-owned restaurants and folk art and pottery shops that line the South Omaha streets.
To learn more, reach out to Weishahn or go to visitomaha.com.
Top photo: Old Market Entertainment District
Photo by Visit Omaha
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