Settled on the western bank of the Missouri River, this city was founded in 1854. Its seasonal climate means there’s no bad time to book a flight to Omaha. With a population of 400,000 it is Nebraska’s largest city, and has grown quite a bit since the days of the Oregon Trail journeys of the 1800s. Now, you can drive through the wildlife park, or see the military aircraft and missile museum.
Once the set of a 1938 Spencer Tracy ad Mickey Rooney film, Boys Town is an inspirational refuge for at-risk children under the age of 18. Places like this have brought both recognition and respect to Omaha’s already strong reputation as a leading city.
When you visit Omaha, make sure to stop by the Renaissance-infused riverfront. New foot paths that link to the Old Market District make this little area perfect for tourists who love to see the outdoors during the summer months. Twelve blocks of former warehouses have now been turned into restaurants and shops that are friendly, casual, and unpretentious.
Located at the bank of the Missouri and surrounded by rolling hills, Omaha enjoys a continental climate of warm summers and cold, dry winters. The east is the most humid, while the west is usually drier. Low pressure systems across the country make for rapid changes in weather once in a while, but most weather patterns are routine. Summers are sunny, and winters are snowy but mild.
If you travel to Omaha between May and September, expect beautiful skies, agreeable weather, and perfect conditions for exploring.
Summer (June to August) is the best time to book flights to Omaha, because the sun is out, the temperatures rise, and the weather is perfect for outdoor excursions and exploring the city by foot. Pack light clothing and sunglasses, and get ready to discover Omaha’s outdoors.
Fewer travellers visit here in the winter (December to February) because of the cooler temperatures and the freezing conditions, but if a cold, cloudy day doesn’t bother you, then you’re likely to find a cheap flight to Omaha and deals on hotels if you head here during the off season.
Once you step off your flight, you will have plenty of shuttles to take from the airport into the city. If you’d rather rent a car, you can do so at the airport as well. Inside city limits, the Metro Area Transit runs bus service throughout Omaha to other communities. Taxis are commonly used.
If you’re planning on expanding your Omaha travel, then consider taking the Amtrak train to a more distant location like Chicago or California, or one of the many Greyhound bus routes.