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Enjoying Omaha on a Weekday


ROSANNE LIM
Posted 08/12/2010

Omaha, located in the Midwestern United States, is the largest city in Nebraska. It is a top tourist destination in American because it offers an exciting range of activities including shopping, nightlife, sports, and other recreational activities. It has a lot of campgrounds where families and friends can go camping during the weekends. This city also has hotels with the best amenities and services. Restaurants in the area can serve the finest meals or budget family meals.

Art & Culture

For people who want to experience Mexican art and culture, a visit to the CHOMARI Ballet Folklorico Mexicano will give them a glimpse. They can also go to the Anderson O' Brien Fine Art Gallery to view the artworks of the city's regional artists. The Creighton's Lied Art Gallery, on the other hand, holds a regular display of fine arts created by the students and local artists in Omaha.

Another must-visit is the Bancroft Street Market; it is a 3-in-1 place for art, market, and events. They may also watch a creative and powerful acting ensemble in the Blue Barn Theatre. Moreover, Broadway dramas, musicals, and comedies are also available through the Broadway across America in the Orpheum Theater of Omaha. These are just some of the best art and entertainment centers in Omaha; the city has a lot more on offer.

Shopping

If you want to go shopping, some of the best shopping centers in the area include: Bel Air Plaza, Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts, City Limits, Countryside Village Shopping Center, David M. Mangelsen's store, Montclair Shopping Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Oak View Mall, Omaha's Visitors Center, and Regency Court. As the largest city of the state of Nebraska, there are endless rows of merchandize for sale in Omaha. So if you are on a tight budget, be sure to control your spending.

If the nightlife scene is more your thing, there are many Micro Brew Pubs, Irish Pubs, Dance Clubs, and live bands. Travelers who want to enjoy a more laid-back night out can go to the city's various Martini bars and laidback lounges. People are generally friendly here and you can listen to smooth sounds of a live Blues band while having a drink. Some of the most visited nightlife centers in Omaha include the 120 Blondes, 2 Fine Irishmen, Auf Ex!, AJ's Sports Bar, Bar 415, BarFly, Boondocker's, 1507, and Brazenhead Irish Pub.

Sports & Recreation

Golfers shouldn't feel left out because Omaha's 17 golf courses with different levels of difficulty. Some obstacles include water hazards, tree-lined fairways, rolling hills, and sand traps. If you want to play golf in Omaha, the following golf courses are just some of the destinations you should visit: Benson Park Public Golf Course, Elmwood Park Public Golf Course, and Westwood Heights Public Golf Course.

With all the venues and activities available here, expect more than just relaxation when you visit Omaha. The city provides a complete and refreshing holiday experience in itself. It is the perfect place to retreat to if you're tired of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.