9 a.m. Old Market
Expect to see street performers as you walk up and down this historic site that was once the epicenter of a great railroad town. Go on a historical tour and duck into one of the 42 restaurants and tons of local shops. There’s also great people watching at Old Market.
11 a.m. Crescent Moon Ale House
Offering nearly 80 beers on tap, the Crescent Moon is an obvious hot spot for local beer. The restaurant is recommended by locals and has delicious burgers. Also on the menu are green pepper rings and buffalo chicken salad.
12:30 p.m. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Spend most of your day at Omaha’s zoo. It has tons of exhibits and you can even ride the railroad or get a bird’s eye view riding the Skyfari.
7 p.m. Avoli Osteria
According to local publication Omaha Magazine, Avoli Osteria is doing it right. It has created an upscale casual experience with all the necessary delicious Italian classics. The restaurant is fairly new (only five years old) but is making tasty waves. Don’t forget to order a cocktail or glass of wine with your meal.
9 a.m. Mantra Bar & Grille
This breakfast offers modest menu prices (most menu items range from $8 to $15), but it was voted as one of the best Sunday brunches last year by Omaha Magazine. While you’re at Mantra Bar & Grille, try one of the popular eggs Benedict dishes or the tasty green chili chicken omelet.
11 a.m. Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
On your way out, stop to see one of the largest collections of Cold War aviation history at this museum. It has impressive aircraft and spacecraft collections and interesting exhibits in its 300,000 square feet of museum space.