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Live Like a Local in Omaha

If you’ve never been to Omaha before, you might be excited to explore its pioneer history. You can see where Lewis & Clark stopped on their expedition, visit the birthplace of Gerald Ford, or take in the sites at the Heartland of America Park. If you have been here before, then you might be ready to check out where the locals like to visit. There is plenty to do in Omaha and once you start exploring, you never know what you might find!

Eat Like an Omaha Native

One of the things that Omaha is known for is their steak, so there is no shortage of steakhouses in the area. The Drover is one of the top steakhouses in the area, and they offer an extensive selection of the best cuts of steak. Their whiskey marinade is the same recipe they’ve used for 40 years, which is what keeps the customers coming back. You can find it in the filet mignon, steak sirloin, strip, and in their ribs. They also offer seafood and burgers.

If you want a delicious farm to table experience, you should check out Block 16. This husband and wife run restaurant uses the fresh food grown right in Nebraska to create delicious dishes like the block burger and pulled pork roll. They also have an impressive selection of fries from dragon fries to poutine to sweet potato fries.

At Orsi’s you can grab a slice of handmade pizza, a deli sandwich, or fresh bread. They also have a small store where you can stock up on Italian staples like roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes. This pizzeria has been around since 1919, and the locals can’t get enough of their fresh pizza with a large selection of toppings.

Where to Shop in Omaha

You can find both unique and traditional shopping venues here in Omaha. If you want a taste of the old world, check out Omaha’s Old Market. This district is set up much as it was back when the city was first established with cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. You can find unique shops and boutiques that are all local to the area as well as explore various dining and entertainment venues.

Westroads Mall offers the traditional shopping mall experience of your teenage years. You can find favorite stores like Old Navy, Gap, and Express while also enjoying typical mall food like Orange Julius, Dippin Dots, and Auntie Anne’s.  

Most of the retailers at Rockbrook Village are exclusively found in Omaha which means you’ll be shopping just like a local here. There are dozens of local shops like Gloria’s Custom Framing, Four Sisters Boutique, and Corkscrew Wine & Cheese. You’re sure to find something unique and fabulous to take home.

Salons in Omaha

Maybe you’re tired after a long day out and about, or maybe you just want a new look, but Omaha salons can take care of all your needs. Five Salon has cut and color service for men and women and children’s cuts as well. They can also do perms. They have facial treatments, a full line of waxing services, and makeup application and lessons.

If you want to spend the day changing your look and relaxing at the spa, then Garbo’s Salon & Spa is the perfect spot. Their salon services include cuts, colors, styles, and extensions while their spa services include hot stone massages, regular massages, facials, makeup, and nail services. You can also book Garbo to take care of your wedding day hair and nails.

You don’t have to go far to find a lot to do in Omaha, and once you see everything they have to offer, you’ll love living like a local!

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