Mini Road Trips
These mini road trips make for a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and are the perfect way to make memories with your family and friends. Pack a picnic and hop in the car for a quick drive for the perfect daytrip.
Omaha has the perfect mix of big city amenities with beautiful hiking trails and lakes nearby. Want to walk your pup around a lake without having to drive an hour out of the city? You have plenty of options to do that in Omaha. Our favorite lake to go to for a run or afternoon kayak is Lake Zorinsky.
Bison, wolves, and bears, Oh My! Our Safari park offers a very different feeling than the zoo. If you are from a bigger city, there is nothing your kids will love more. The Safari Park has driving and walking trails that allow you to hear and see animals in a natural environment. From bison roaming, elk playing, and wolves roaming in and out of caves, it offers an outdoor fun experience you could never get at a zoo.
Most people associate the Midwest with corn, but we grow a wide variety of crops comparable to any coast. The vineyards here grow local grapes and produce award-winning wines. Going wine tasting and touring a local vineyard has turned into a favorite weekend activity or "mini road trip" here in Omaha. Many of the wines produced in Nebraska are recognized on an international level and compete against the best-known wines.
Junkstock is a 3-day event known to be one of the best vintage festivals in the country. Featuring over 200 vintage, antique, and junk vendors, Junkstock takes place on a 135-acre century-old horse farm in Waterloo, Nebraska - Sycamore Farms. Of course, you couldn't call it a festival without music, food, and rides. Junkstock offers hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), live music, bounce houses, face painting, and much more. The festival takes place two different times a year, so check the calendar and get your tickets today!