By Kiel Harmon
Omaha
Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska is renowned for farming landscape on its outskirts, the UNL Cornhuskers, Omaha Steaks and Mutual of Omaha Insurance, but these aren’t the only treasures you’ll find in this up and coming metropolis. There is also a rich history that offers a backdrop to this Midwestern city. In addition, you’ll find major shopping, convention centers, a thriving business center and even casinos a bridge away.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation in America’s Heartland. Eppley Airfield (OMA) is the primary airport located three miles northeast of the central business district of Omaha, Nebraska, and additionally serves communities throughout western Iowa, northern Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. Book your flight today to Omaha, Nebraska with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (
www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). When booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections in the Omaha Metro Area for assistance finding accommodations. Our top choice is the Holiday Inn Express. Then book your hotel by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to the hotel portion of our website.

Omaha offers many attractions, restaurants and entertainment for travelers. There are five malls that serve the metro area, with every major retailer imaginable. Nebraska’s two major cities, Omaha and Lincoln, both have thriving town centers. EscapeWizard.com notes The Old Market Omaha as a premier arts and entertainment district featuring fine dining, shopping, corporate meeting facilities, hotel accommodations and upscale night life. Located in downtown Omaha just minutes from the Omaha Eppley Airport, the Old Market is close to several nearby attractions including Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha Civic Auditorium, Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, and the new Holland Performing Arts Center. EscapeWizard.com also found a bevy of attractions for the lover of the arts. The Joslyn Art Museum, the Orpheum Theater, and the Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center are all in close proximity to the Old Market/downtown.

The Old Market was instrumental to the economic development of Omaha as the wholesale market and main job district in the 1880’s and continued into the twentieth century. Today, the Old Market Omaha is a multi-block collection of renovated brick warehouses, quaint storefronts, old-fashioned lampposts, uneven brick streets, horse-drawn carriages and street-side musicians. The city has spent nearly $2 billion in new construction and development, including the $291 million Qwest Center Omaha, a new 40-story First National Bank Building, a riverfront university campus for the world-renowned Gallup Organization, and a National Park Service Regional headquarters building for Union Pacific. EscapeWizard.com recommends the Old Market as your first stop during your vacation to Omaha.

Also noted by EscapeWizard.com, are the exciting casinos minutes away from the airport and downtown areas. In Council Bluff, Iowa you’ll find brand name gambling via Harrah’s & Ameristar casinos, as well as, The Bluffs Run Casino, for the connoisseur of the dog track races.  We invite you to frequent these casinos and try your hand at some blackjack or slot machines.  But here at EscapeWizard.com, we remind you to gamble responsibly.

EscapeWizard.com also recommends a visit to Lincoln, Nebraska, considered one of the healthiest cities in the US, and honors the reputation as one of the most visited Heartland cities. Lincoln has fine dining, great live music venues, recreational parks, trails, golf courses and known as Nebraska’s sports capital due to the ever-popular college sports team, the UNL Cornhuskers.  Lincoln is less than an hour drive from Omaha.

You cannot go wrong with a visit to Omaha, Nebraska. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends the city for your next getaway.  You will be impressed by this diverse, cultural and entertainment find. Just click on the above link to book with EscapeWizard.com.


Hotels in Omaha
By Nina Wheeler
Element Omaha Midtown Crossing
3253 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
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No matter what your plans include during your stay in Omaha, EscapeWizard.com hopes you’ll choose the Element Omaha Midtown Crossing to take care of you while you’re there. Centrally located in downtown Omaha, on-site parking is available for a small fee and there is a complimentary shuttle to the airport, which is a mere fifteen minutes away. Check in is at 3 p.m., and you’ll find a luggage hold, an ATM machine, and a concierge who can direct you to nearby attractions such as Rosenblatt Stadium.

This hotel offers a variety of options for rooms, from a standard with one king bed to a larger one bedroom suite with a king bed and a pull out queen-sized sofa. Each room comes equipped with a kitchenette including a refrigerator and microwave, as well as flat screen TVs with cable access and complimentary Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are designed to inspire a Zen level of calm with the option for a spacious bathtub and rainforest shower.

The Element Omaha Midtown Crossing boasts a convenient in-house fitness center as well as a business center offering free printing services. There are shuttles available to assist you in getting around the city, and a few different options for nourishment. Complimentary breakfast is available each morning, and there is a 24-hour gourmet pantry stocked with healthy essentials to grab on the go. In addition to this, several of Omaha’s renowned restaurants are located just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Take in a view of the lake at the nearby Heartland of America Park if you have a spare moment.

Check-out time is at noon, and before you leave you can grab one last free newspaper of your choosing and return home feeling satisfied and rejuvenated. EscapeWizard.com would be happy to assist you in booking your stay at this comfortable hotel, just click the link here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Omaha
By Summer Brons
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
1005 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
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Located in the bustling Old Market area of downtown Omaha, the Hilton Garden Inn makes an excellent choice for the traveler who wants to stay in the middle of it all.

You'll enjoy walking distance to ample shopping, dining and entertainment options, as well as the Henry Doorly Zoo, TD Ameritrade Stadium, Rosenblatt Stadium, casino gambling, Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Wester Heritage Museum and much more. A complimentary shuttle is also provided to destinations within a four mile radius, as well as to and from the Omaha Airport (OMA).

On-site amenities at the Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown feature everything you need for a productive and relaxing stay. Utilize the 24-hour business center to stay caught up on projects, work up a sweat in the well-equipped fitness center, take a dip in the pool, pick up forgotten items at the Pavilion Pantry convenience store, or relax in the lounge.

Dining at the Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown includes freshly prepared meals from the Great American Grill, which serves everyday favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a fancier occasion, savor an amazing steak at Spencer's Steaks and Chops, or order up room service if you prefer to dine in privacy.

After a long day exploring Omaha's exciting Old Market, relax for the evening in the comfort of your Hilton Garden Inn guest room. Each room includes plush bedding, television with cable, large work desk, refrigerator, coffee maker, high-speed internet access, iron and board, hairdryer and bath amenities. Upscale suites are also available for those seeking additional accommodations for an extended stay or a special occasion, and members of the Hilton HHonors rewards program will also receive credit for their stay in Omaha.

Look no further than the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Omaha Old Market Area hotel for your lodging in Nebraska's favorite city. You can book your stay using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Omaha
By Travis Neeley
Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown
1314 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE
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Welcome to Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha Hotel. Located in Omaha Nebraska at the heart of the downtown area, and just 4 miles from the Eppley Airfield, Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha is situated close to several corporate and entertainment centers. The hotel is just a short distance from some of the best entertainment Omaha has to offer, such as Omaha’s Old Market, the Henry Doorly Zoo, and the TD Ameritrade Ballpark. Also nearby are the Qwest Convention Center, Gallup Headquarters, and Union Pacific Headquarters. Whether staying in Omaha for business or pleasure, Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha is a great starting point for all your travels in Omaha.

Upon arriving in Omaha, the check in time at the hotel starts at 3 p.m. If you arrive at the hotel before the check-in time, guests can check their baggage for safe keeping. There are several different options available as far as size of suites, including one bedroom or two bedroom suites. Each room comes with a kitchen that has a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. There is two flat screen televisions with a cable package, as well as free high speed internet service so that guests can keep up with their email or look for attractions in Omaha.

There are a large number of great amenities available to guests of the hotel. There is a fitness center for guests who would like to keep up with their normal workout regime. After a good workout, make sure to loosen up in the whirlpool. The pool can be used to relax in or swim for exercise. If guests are in need of laundry the hotel offers machines for this service.

In the morning, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast. EscapeWizard.com can help you book your stay today.  Just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.