After a long and snow-ridden winter, the warm weather has finally arrived. Luckily for all of us here in Omaha, our city is home to a long list of awesome summer attractions that give us excellent opportunities to get out and enjoy the weather.
Here are 10 summer activities for you to enjoy in Omaha.
1. Fun-Plex Waterpark & Rides
If you’re looking to have an exciting day of family fun while cooling down from the summer heat, Fun-Plex is calling your name. This park offers a wide array of activities including a wave pool, lazy river, water slides, roller coasters, and mini golf.
Date: All summer
2. Falconwood Park Drive-In Theater
Feeling nostalgic for the good ole days of drive in movie theaters? You’re in luck as Falconwood Park offers outdoor movies all summer long. Falconwood shows a variety of movies throughout the summer and showtimes can be found on their website.
Date: Through October
3. Omaha Zoo
Spend a warm summer day with the animals at the Omaha Zoo. Widely regarded as one of the best zoos in America, the Omaha Zoo is a massive 160 acre space with plenty of exhibits. Take a look at the upcoming events that are taking place at the zoo this summer, including the unique experience of doing yoga in the aquarium.
Date: Open all year
4. Omaha Summer Arts Festival
Catch some sun while checking out the Omaha Summer Arts Festival. The festival is the largest in Nebraska, featuring 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, a stage of continuous musical performances, and a hands-on children’s fair.
Date: June 8-10
5. Jazz on the Green
Great music and warm summer nights go together perfectly. This summer at Turner Park you can check out some awesome live jazz music. Better yet, it’s completely free and open to the public.
Date: Thursday Nights From July 5-August 9
6. Grab Dinner and Take a Stroll in the Old Market Neighborhood
Take advantage of the awesome weather by heading downtown and enjoy the sights and sounds of the historic Old Market Neighborhood. Some of Omaha’s best restaurants are located in this beautiful part of town, and there’s a number of different walking tours and historical guides to enjoy if you want to make a day of it.
Interested in living in the Old Market neighborhood? Check out our listings today!
7. College World Series of Baseball
Spend the day watching America’s favorite pastime this summer by checking out the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Every summer, the best college teams in the country come to Omaha to crown a champion. There is also a fan festival that takes place in coordination with the World Series that has tons of free events for fans to enjoy.
Date: June 16-June 27
8. Go Hiking at Platte River State Park
Grab a canteen, pack a lunch, and head 30 miles southeast of town for a hike at Platte River State Park. The area is beautiful and features numerous trails to explore. The waterfall trail is an excellent option for nature lovers.
9. River City Star Riverboat
River City Star Riverboat Cruises offer passengers the unique experience of exploring the river on a stylish 1940’s era boat. One of the cool things about River City Star is that they have themed cruises such as Reggae, 70s, and Tiki. You can browse through all of their different tours and find ticket information on their website.
Date: Now through the end of the season
10. Omaha Railroad Days
If you’re looking for a family-focused day of fun then Railroad Days is just the ticket for you. The annual celebration returns this summer and is a fun and informative event. Your entire family can enjoy a day of learning for just $15.
Date: July 14 & 15
Apartments in Omaha from Elevate Living
We hope you find time to enjoy some of these activities this summer. If you find yourself wanting more space in your current apartment, or wanting a new apartment that has a outdoor pool for you to cool down in this summer, Elevate Living is here to help!
We have a wide-range of appealing apartments available to rent in Omaha, and would love to make your apartment search as easy as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our current availability.