Five of Our Favorite Things To Do in Omaha in the Spring & Summer
We love living in Omaha. It’s a great city that is very family friendly. There are so many fun things to do here when the weather warms up. Here is a list of a few of our favorite activities and festivals that we attend every year. If you are ever traveling to Omaha, you have to check these out!
Henry Doorly Zoo
Our zoo was voted best zoo in the country by Family Fun Magazine for the second year in a row. It was also named best zoo by TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our zoo. I may be biased, but it is the best! We have a membership, so we spend a lot of time at the zoo all year round. Our kids love it. Especially the aquarium. Learn more about our awesome zoo here.
Omaha Farmer’s Market
Our farmer’s market starts May 2 and we’re super excited. There are actually a few different markets in town every weekend. The ones we go to most often are the Old Market market on Saturdays and the Aksarben market on Sundays. Sometimes we go to both! I bought my basil plants at the farmer’s market last year and they were awesome, so I plan on buying all of the herbs and veggie plants for our garden there this year. Less than two weeks to go! Learn more about the Farmer’s Market here.
Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari
This place is so fun! It’s great all year round, but really fantastic in the fall. It’s located on I-80 just outside of Omaha. It’s a drive-thru safari, but there are some opportunities to get out of the car and explore. There is hiking trails, a pond (Frog Pond), wolf, bear and Bald Eagle viewing areas, a small petting zoo and a cute little gift shop/cafe that includes some small indoor exhibits, as well as, some bird exhibits outside the shop. We actually had one of our best autumn days on record here last November. We hiked all the trails and explored the pond. I took a ton of photos. I have not been through it in the Spring, so I look forward to going again soon. Find out more about the safari here.
Fontenelle is our go-to for hiking and outdoor exploration. It’s one of my husband’s favorite places. They have miles of boardwalk that weave through the forest or you can hike the dirt trails. They also have a fun outdoor exploration area for kids and an indoor exhibit area and gift shop. I’m hoping to take photos of the kids here this spring. There is a trail that leads down to the river and photos down there would be amazing!
The Old Market
The Old Market is one of the entertainment districts in downtown Omaha. It’s filled with restaurants, shops, cute coffee shops and bakeries and art galleries. We like to go down to just stroll around, grab some coffee, lunch or dinner and basically just check out what’s going on. There are festivals held here in the summertime that we usually attend too.
So there you have it. Our five favorite things to do in Omaha. Of course there are tons of great things to do here and this is just a snippet, but I couldn’t possibly include them all!