Winter Get-Aways Near Omaha

  • A photo, taken from behind, of two people snowshoeing through the forest
You can only do so much cozying up in winter before you begin to go a bit stir crazy. Happily, Omaha isn’t a place where anyone could be bored—no matter what the weather.

6 Omaha Winter Get-Aways

From a one-acre desert (yes, really!) to innovative and delicious dining, Omaha has it going on all year round. Here are a half dozen of our favorite ways to pass a winter day or even a weekend.

Take to the Trail

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a snow-covered forest. Sure, you can hike, but Fontenelle Forest rents snowshoes to those who want to try something new.

Explore Downtown Omaha

The Josalyn Art Museum is a great way to add color, movement, and life to an otherwise dreary day. The museum’s collection is comprised of more than 11,000 works, including masterpieces by El Greco, Jules Breton, Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet.  

Hit the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was recently ranked the number two zoo in the country by the readers of USA Today. A winter visit allows you to dodge the crowds and, even if the weather’s bad, you can still enjoy indoor exhibits like the Dessert Zone, which features a full acre of desert habitat kept at a comfy 75 degrees. Yoga in the Aquarium is another way to heat up, while striking a pose right on the other side of the glass from the fish.

Go Skiing

Mt. Crescent Ski Area is located just 15 miles northeast of Omaha in the mountainous terrain of the Iowa Bluffs. In addition to the ski runs, there is also a sledding hill and a Swiss-inspired lodge where you can sip hot chocolate and warm up before heading back out on the slopes.

Indulge in the Dining Scene

Omaha isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of exciting dining, but it was recently lauded for its thriving culinary scene by Livability.com—and we’re not just talking steak. Restaurants like The Grey Plume, Yoshitimo, and M’s Pub are providing the kind of experience you’d expect to find in New York City or Chicago.

Winter Vacations in Omaha and StorageMart

At StorageMart we’re proud to serve the communities we call home, especially when they’re as wonderful—every season of the year—as Omaha.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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