No personality people
People in Omaha walk around in a persistant state of depression. Really, the only thing people talk in this town is the weather and how many buildings they boarded-up today!!
Usually the summer high temperatures and the number of boarded-up buildings that were plywooded are about the same.
Bronco's - local fast food
Bronco's is a wonderful place that serves tasty greasy food. Think Varsity in Atlanta, but in an underground sense. They have great fried chicken and hamburgers. Their downtown location also has a large neon cowboy sign that looks like its from 60's vegas. My favorite is the fish sandwich, which I always get 'dry'. I also enjoy their way-too-greasy, but in a good way french fries.
Money does not buy Taste
What can you say about a fancy restaurant when two dishes had to be returned for being too salty and decoration on one plate consisted of a few corns? scattered on the plate.
I have eaten at a few places this year in America, Europe, Asia and Australia and this must rank as one of the worst
i was chosen to select the wines, and two wines i chose were both not available, not availabl? from such a short wine list? After making sure that it was wild salmon, rather than some domesticated variety from some pond in north dakota, i settled for salmon, which was cooked reasonably well. there were many meat dishes and very few fish or other choices.
the ambience was good, we were given our own dining area, the dining area was empty and the waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable but we can t say that about the cook, the quality of the food was mediocre. all wines were priced around 50 usd about five times their price in the wine store which is called gouging.. and the wine list was minimalist. i asked for a malbec and a syrah only two listed but they didnt have it, had to drink two reasonably tasty reds from california..at 50 usd a piece
Henry Doorly Zoo
This is one of the best zoos around, especially for a medium-sized city such as Omaha. Shown here is the Lied Jungle, the largest artificial, indoor jungle in the world. Hot and humid, it will make you forget that you're in Omaha.
Omaha: Good for a one-two day stop
I am a native Omahan, born and raised for 18 years. I left when I turned 18 and moved to Texas for four years. After my college years, I moved back home. I left again to head to California. Yes, Omaha has grown and changed a lot, but the fact of the matter is it is still a middle-sized city in the middle of America.
With a population of over 400,000, Omaha is the 43rd largest city in the country. The metro size is 800,000, placing it as the 60th largest metro area. Omaha has a low cost of living. Traffic is never a problem. Crime is typical for a city of it's size. It has a zoo that is one of the top in the nation and is home to five Fortune 500 companies.
Two events bring visitors to Omaha. The College World Series and the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. Omaha has an art scene that is good for a city of it's size. There are a number of eating establishments throughout the city.
I'm not a huge Omaha fan. I think it's a great place to raise a family. It's a slow moving, peaceful sediate place. The natives are for the most part friendly, not southern hospitality friendly, but friendlier than other places. It doesn't cost much to live here. However, what Omaha lacks is the excitement, energy and culture of the big city. Granted for a city of it's size, it's not bad, but Omaha definitely has a conservative, suburban vibe to it. I lived in the lofts downtown for close to two years, and though they are trying hard to make it more hip and appealing to younger people, it still feels kind of smallish and slow. I felt like I had done everything possible and saw everyone over and over again and I got bored with it. It's just the way the city is.
It's not a place for nature lovers. There aren't many trees, hills, mountains, oceans or lakes. Sorry, but the Missouri River doesn't cut it.
If you are looking for a place to raise a family, this isn't a bad option. If you are looking for a place with a slower pace of life, again not a bad option. If you want a fast paced urban lifestyle, look elsewhere.
Omaha is a good one-two day stay. It isn't worth a special trip just for itself, but isn't a bad place on the way to somewhere else or a getaway if you live in a small town close by.