God's really opened my heart to writing about Omaha. This past week I've been ITCHING to find a full day to write. Let me tell ya- this is new. I use to hate it~ whose gonna wanna read about Omaha?
Well, after a poll on a recent Insta story, people said they'd rather see more Nebraska adventures than out-of-state. This blew my mind. REALLY? Although, it kinda makes sense. Most of you live hereee. You want ideas for hereee. If I wasn't a blogger, I'd want those things too.
The purpose of my blog is to serve YOU GUYS. That being said, here's How to Enjoy Winter in Omaha, NE...(don't be mad that it's one week late guys, I wanted this to be GOOD and actually USEFUL) It's freakin cold outside lately...so these are things that will keep you warm and not hate yourself for leaving the house. A few of them cost money...but I want you to enjoy winter and sometimes enjoyment cost some $$$.
I changed the title. I guess in the blogging world there are more "clickable" titles. I have so much to learn lol. Enjoy go nuts yay! :)
Price: I spent $18 (tacos, coffee, + tip)
Logan, but that's almost $20. Guys I know, but the quality of food, location, and atmosphere makes every penny worth it. This is the 2nd most expensive thing on this list and it doesn't even hit $20. (We're doing good) If you're worried, do a few "no spend days" before you go.
PLUS, you can do it cheaper than me. Have a few cups of coffee at home, so you can order water when you get there. I had the Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos for $10 because I was suuuper hungry. How were they? Freakin' phenomenal. I wish I could afford this place more often. However, they have plenty of options under $10, like their Belgian Waffle, Steel-Cut Oatmeal, Multigrain Pancakes, or Sunrise Granola Bowl. Take a look at their menu to see what ya like.
I went yesterday with a few friends from Christian Student Fellowship. It was so nice to chat over coffee and a hella fresh breakfast.
Price: FREE, unless you want to buy a ticket for a special exhibit they're showing
>>>I might buy one soon and let you know what it was like. Maybe I can bring my mom too so you can have a real artist's opinion lol.
I couldn't tell ya how many times I've been to Joslyn. (AND I'm really excited to be able to say that) It is theee place to wander around in the winter. I'm not even really that into art. I probably stare at the paint colors of the walls or the marble floor moldings more lol.
My favorite is the contemporary art. (the kind that is more than just a dot on the canvas, don't terrorize me) For example, I really enjoyed the John Divola collection. It is a series of framed photos of circles he had painted on the walls of abandoned homes outside of Los Angeles. (LOL I am just now realizing I am talking about simple circles painted on walls, but the story behind the paintings are cool so shhhh. I like what I like.)
When I imagined moving to Omaha and trying different coffee shops, I envisioned a place with a vibe like this. As of now, this is my FAVORITE coffee shop in Omaha. Here's a few reasons why...
-It has an UPSTAIRS (an upstairs anything will get me in the door)
-They have the BEST hours for a coffee shop
-All the furniture looks second hand and I'm a fan
-It is downtown and that makes anything cute
-Their Wi-Fi password is funny as hell and I make a fool of myself every time lol
-Most of their menu is handwritten and it reminds of the coffee shop in my hometown
I went to Parachute two Aprils ago for $25. Who would say no to that? A guy even proposed on stage to his girlfriend that night. I'm super pumped for my next concert there too cuz heyyy I'm 21 now.
Did you know it was in Benson? One of the coolest parts of Omaha? You have to go and take all of your friends.
If you like Granger Smith, you still have time to snag tickets for his show on March 1st! It's $25 guys, I mean hey, come on.
Price: $2 (I ordered their smallest daily brew)
Coffee with a cause is my kind of coffee. Well Grounded gives 10% of their income to charity: water. ( a nonprofit that helps the efforts of ending the water crisis globally)
This place is super cozy and quiet. The girl working behind the counter was crazy friendly and funny. I would spend an entire day here. Um hello and this wall art? Can I work here please?
Price: $10 + tax // I paid $10.70
So remember when I went to OKC and hit up that botanical garden? THIS IS NOTHING LIKE THAT. Yes, it's eleven dollars but, after your visit you'll say damnnn I didn't pay enough for that. It's HUGE and one of the most precious places I've visited in Omaha.
It felt like a real jungle. I would go as far as saying better than the one they have in the Omaha zoo! It was THAT clean and THAT pretty. Man, now I'm wondering if they do weddings lol.
The coolest part: Their Metamorphosis exhibition. Two artists used recycled plastic to create numerous sculptures that are scattered across the conservatory. These sculptures are paired with reminders of how we should respect the environment. I remember one sign specifically. It was how we know what we drop on the ground is plastic, but turtles don't. They may see it as something edible. This broke my heart. (Does anyone remember that Facebook video that went viral about someone removing plastic from a baby turtle's mouth?! It was crying?!) Check it out, you'll learn something.
Price: $12-13 (with tip)
Are you ready for this? The best Thai food in Omaha. Shoutout to Joy Dima for rounding up my friends for an experience of a lifetime. E.Beth and I crave this 24/7 I swear, especially on Sundays when they're closed UGH.
I normally order their Pad Thai with chicken with 0 spice. (There is SO much flavor, don't be afraid to say no spice.) If I could eat this every single day of my life I honestly would. THE BEST PART? You don't feel like crap afterwards. E and I never leave this place with leftovers, it's unheard of. (That doesn't mean you don't get a big serving, cuz you do.) I eat the whole plate and don't even have to unbuckle my pants. One of the most presh gems in Omaha folks. Take your bf here or mom idk.
THAT'S IT! Man, I love Omaha guys. I'll write about it until the day I move. Reach out if you wanna see something specific! I would be DOWN to explore any fun ideas. This city is really growing on me. I hope it helps with your next trip here!
*What would you rather see next: 21 & Over Adventures in Omaha or 10 Free Things to Do in Omaha?! Let me know in the comments!
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