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Popular amenities for Omaha vacation rentals

Stay near Omaha's top sights

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium438 locals recommend
CHI Health Center98 locals recommend
Westroads Mall66 locals recommend
Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs12 locals recommend
The Old Market320 locals recommend
TD Ameritrade Park130 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Omaha

  • Total rentals

    2.1K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    77K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    790 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    90 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Omaha

All About Omaha

The sprawling city of Omaha, which sits along the Missouri River in the state of Nebraska, is best explored through its 3,000-foot-long bridge, the cobblestone streets of the city’s historic district, or the downtown sculpture park that is the largest installation of metalwork of its kind in the country. Greenbelts mesh with the cityscape in this Midwest metropolis.

The modern Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge spans the Missouri River, connecting the state of Nebraska to Iowa and offering views of the city and access to over 150 miles of nature trails. The city has a history dating back to 1854, which is reflected in the larger-than-life bronze sculptures in Pioneer Courage Park that portray the journey of four pioneer families. The sculpture park isn’t the only attraction in the heart of Omaha. This area of town is also home to the Old Market neighborhood, whose converted 19th-century red-brick warehouses now house shops, galleries, and restaurants.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Omaha

Omaha has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with frequent thunderstorms; winters are cold, with plenty of snow. The most comfortable time to visit the city is around May and June and September and October when temperatures are more moderate.

As the largest city in Nebraska, Omaha hosts a number of events throughout the year. One of the biggest college baseball championships takes place over 10 days in June, with baseball games and live music. In September, the Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow celebrates the local Native American culture with music and dancing. If you come to the city in the summer, you can experience Jazz on the Green, which hosts concerts on Thursdays in Turner Park, while on Fridays a free concert series offers live music in the plaza by the Bob Kerrey bridge.

Top things to do in Omaha

Durham Museum

Housed in the ornate Art Deco building of the former Union Station, a National Historic Landmark, the Durham Museum takes you on a journey through the history of Omaha and the surrounding region. The museum is home to a range of permanent exhibits, including coins and ephemera, original train cars, and early-20th-century storefronts to explore, along with traveling exhibits affiliated with the Smithsonian and National Archives.

Lauritzen Gardens

Bask in the tranquility of Lauritzen Gardens, an urban sanctuary in the center of Omaha. This 100-acre botanical garden is located at the Omaha Bend of the Missouri River. It is a living museum that changes with the seasons, offering a range of experiences, including a 17,500-square-foot tropical conservatory, the walled Victorian Garden with salvaged stonework from around the city, a Children’s Garden for hands-on gardening lessons, and a Conservation Discovery Garden with native plants and water conservation features. The grounds are illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights in the holiday season.

St. Cecilia’s Cathedral

Consecrated in 1959 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the two towers of the Roman Catholic cathedral of St. Cecilia stand tall in the midtown district. The cathedral was built in a Spanish Renaissance style and includes a hand-carved mahogany pulpit, 16th-century-stained glass windows from Spain, and an altar made of white Carrara marble from Italy. The in-house museum showcases the history of the cathedral and the religious heritage of Omaha.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Omaha?

    Omaha experiences a four-season climate. Summers are warm and humid, with temperatures around 85°F (29°C), while winter can be quite chilly, around 32°F (0°C), perfect for sledding and ice skating. Spring and fall offer mild and comfortable weather.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Omaha?

    Discover the wonders of Omaha by visiting its diverse attractions. Explore the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, stroll through the Lauritzen Gardens, or delve into history at the Durham Museum. For active adventures, try biking along the Big Papio Trail, or hiking in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Omaha?

    Omaha is frequently visited from June through August, when the weather is typically warm, around 70°F (21°C) to 85°F (29°C). This period coincides with popular events like the College World Series in June and the Omaha Summer Arts Festival.

  • What are the best places to stay in Omaha?

    Downtown Omaha is a popular choice due to its proximity to the Old Market, a vibrant area brimming with shops and eateries. Midtown Crossing is another favored place to stay, known for its upscale dining and entertainment options, while Dundee boasts a charming, historic environment.

  • What are the best places to visit in Omaha?

    Explore Omaha's popular landmarks, such as the Old Market district with its cobblestone streets and unique boutiques, or the Joslyn Art Museum, home to an extensive collection. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, a striking structure crossing the Missouri River, is also worth a visit.

  • What are some hiking trails in Omaha?

    Omaha's outdoors invite you to explore scenic trails. Try the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, home to over 17 miles (27 km) of trails through woodland and wetland settings. The Hitchcock Nature Center is another great hiking spot, with trails offering panoramic views of the Loess Hills.

  • What are some family activities to do in Omaha?

    Engage the whole family with a visit to the Omaha Children's Museum, packed with interactive exhibits. The Durham Museum is often suggested for its engaging history exhibits, while a day at the Fun-Plex Waterpark and Rides guarantees family-friendly thrills.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Omaha?

    Venture beyond Omaha city limits and explore the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, often recommended for a day of animal encounters. Discover the Lauritzen Gardens, a lush oasis that frequently draws locals and tourists alike, or journey to the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum for a fascinating glimpse into aviation history.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Omaha?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,160 vacation rentals in Omaha featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in serviced apartment rentals in Omaha?

    Experience the best of Omaha with our serviced apartment rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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