A Fall Getaway To Nebraska

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nebraska Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.

Something about this time of year gives me the itch to Visit Nebraska. I don't know if it's all the pumpkin patch photos from Vala's, trips to the Henry Doorly Zoo, or the fact I know how gorgeous Nebraska is this time of year and I'm simply craving a little getaway.


Chris is going on a man trip this week so on the spur of the moment I've decided to pack two weekend bags for Harlow and I to go off on our own little adventure. Destination: the good life. We're heading to Nebraska tomorrow and our goal is to see and do all of my favorite things.

This includes a trip to The Henry Doorly Zoo on Thursday with my niece and nephew, Knox and Lola. I hold strong to the belief that the Henry Doorly is in the top three zoos, if not the very top (I think it's the top if I'm being honest) in the country. And trust me, I've been to a lot of zoos. Henry Doorly takes the cake. A run through The Jungle across the bridge next to the waterfall has been entertaining me since I was five years old. Who's with me on this one?

After we exhaust Knox and Lola at the zoo (and me) we'll drop them off with a babysitter and head to the Old Market and most likely grab dinner at my favorite spot, Jams. Because Jams is my jam. (I've been waiting to write that line since I planned this trip yesterday.) I haven't been to the Old Market location but I'm sure it won't disappoint.


And on Friday we're going to have the most fall fun ever at Vala's Pumpkin Patch and then stop at DeGroots Orchard for some good old fashioned apple picking. If I weren't such a scaredy cat I would venture into a haunted house, but I am indeed a scaredy cat and can't handle that stuff anymore.

I haven't been to Nebraska for awhile and I'm anxious for the beautiful scenery that awaits me. My only question is this (and it's an important one) Nebraska friends, what are your favorite brunch spots in Omaha?


Also, if I missed any fun spots you suggest I hit up for my fall getaway to Nebraska let me know! And if you yourself are wondering about any specific events going on around Nebraska I suggest you check out Nebraska Events for great happenings around the state!

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20 comments:

  1. Finding a good brunch spot in Omaha is like pulling teeth! My fave at the moment is Railcar. I also hear that Lot 2 in Benson has a good brunch as well.

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  2. CNN named HD Zoo number 1 in 2014. I refuse to believe it has changed spots since ;). Last time I visited Omaha, we had brunch a First Watch in Aksarben. Absolutely delicious.

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  3. Lisa's radial is good! (It used to be cash only) Lot 2, Taxis, Railcar, Le peep just to name a few :)

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    1. Lisas is my favorite!!!! do they have bloodys though??

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    2. Gahhh I don't think...HUGE negative. I've heard railcar has a good bloody. Or you could go to Lot 2 in benson and stop at Krug Park--fav bloody ever!

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  4. I feel like brunch hasn't caught on in Nebraska yet for some reason so I have to agree with Leah's comment! I've also heard that Lot 2 is awesome!

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  5. Leo's diner in Benson! It's a dive, but it's Benson :)

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  6. Over Easy is suuuper good in Millard!

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  7. We went to Valas a few years ago and OMG, it's like the Disney World of pumpkin patches! I'm from Michigan and we definitely have and love our pumpkin patches/apple orchards (we're more apple orchards actually), but you guys DO IT BIG. I think we spent like 3-4 hours there. And an hour of that was getting into the place haha. So fun though.

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  8. well if any of your pics look like this on instagram you know it will be a good time!!

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  9. That pumpkin patch is beautiful! I've never been to Nebraska, but I hope to visit someday.

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  10. Fall and Nebraska sound like they go together really well! Have a really fun weekend!

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  11. Look at all them pumpkins! Dang!!!!

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  12. Over Easy!! It is THEE best breakfast/brunch. Unique menu that also supports local farmers. Best chicken and waffles I've ever had.

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  13. If you are looking for a buffet check out Granite City by Westroads on Sunday. I prefer it to Upstream hands down.

    Otherwise enjoy your trip! I love Nebraska this time of year too.

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  14. We like Louie's Wine Dive in Legacy for brunch... bottomless mimosas and they have bloodys there too!

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  16. Last year Vala's added the Big Slide, Barnyard Obstacle course, and this year they added The Roost -- a 3-story barn where kids of all sizes can play, plus chicken activities and a chicken eatery.
    HDZ added the elephants this past summer and a spray park for kids, and continues to expand.

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