28 Ways to Make This Summer the Best One Yet

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  1. Drink like a sommelier from Brix’s 64 wines on tap on any given night. Sip wine by the ounce or the glass from the most innovative wine dispensing system in the world while relaxing on their patio overlooking Turner Park.
  2. Join yogis of all levels for Sunday afternoon Yoga Rocks the Park festivals.
  3. Get a taste of one of the best margaritas in town from Cantina Laredo. Seriously, get in there right now for a margarita. Just go.
  4. Sink your teeth into the Husker Burger at Black Oak Grill. Topped with smokehouse bacon, and fried egg, this burger was recently ranked Top 10 in Nebraska’s Best Burger.  
  5. Stuff your face with ice cream goodness from Cold Stone Creamery. A stop at this ice cream shop pairs perfectly with a warm summer night. Bonus: Craving ice cream and fudge? Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is found inside as well.
  6. Find your groove at an Omaha favorite – Jazz on the Green.
  7. Travel back in time to the Prohibition era and drink like an outlaw at Grane. They offer more than 550 premium whiskeys – for newbies and experienced drinkers alike.
  8. Put a “LeadBelly” in your belly. Try one or all 13 gourmet burgers and don’t forget one of their signature drinks that they’re always concocting.
  9. Follow the Trail of Heroes for the new Horses of Honor® Omaha public art exhibition in Turner Park, honoring Omaha’s fallen officers.
  10. Chicago may be 470 miles away but you can find a taste of the Windy City at Chicago Dawg House... And don’t forget a side of their fresh cut French fries or onion rings.
  11. Channel your inner artist with a brush in one hand and a drink in the other at Corky Canvas. Try the new Corky Boards next door!
  12. Discover the perfect tea + boba combo at Thirst-Tea Cafe. It’s one of the only places in Omaha to sip on bubble tea. Plus: play a game of chess or ping pong while you’re there, both are located right outside!
  13. Get your sushi fix from CRAVE. See the all of the action sitting at the grand sushi bar.
  14. Rock out at Playing with Fire – a summer concert that has become an Omaha tradition.
  15. Fuel up in the morning at Delice with a cup of java and a treat from the under the bakery case. But it’s not just for sweet treats! Try their savory plates for brunch, lunch or dinner too.
  16. Take your pick of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to locally-crafted items all housed in hutch. If the “it” piece you’re looking for is a bust of Warren Buffett, hutch is your place.
  17. Sweat it out on Wednesday nights in the park with Prairie Life Fitness.
  18. Catch a dinner and a movie all from one seat at Marcus Midtown Cinema! Enjoy a burger while watching the latest Marvel movie.
  19. Pop the popcorn and grab a blanket for Monday Night at the Movies with thousands of your favorite Omahans.
  20. Never heard opera music in real life? Mark Opera Outdoors on your calendar already!
  21. Cheer on your favorite team on game days or sing your heart out at Karaoke Night at Saints Pub.
  22. Immerse yourself in Zydeco music and Cajun and creole cuisine at Omaha’s one and only Zydeco Festival.
  23. Test your skills at basically any board game ever made. And enjoy a drink at the same time. You can do this at Spielbound Board Game Café.
  24. Learn how to make pasta or cook with an iron skillet from award-winning chefs while taking a cooking class at The Grey Plume’s storefront, Provisions.
  25. Speaking of… Dine at the greenest restaurant in the country and one of the best restaurants in Omaha when you step foot into The Grey Plume.
  26. You and your dog will drool over Three Dog Bakery’s pastry case filled with made-from-scratch pup treats. Treat your dog with a cupcake, brownie, or cookie freshly-baked gourmet treat made especially for your special four-legged fam.
  27. Step into The Afternoon on an afternoon and find the quirkiest gift you can.
  28. Rise and shine for Wohlner’s legendary breakfast burritos. Or really make morning sunshine worth it with their Prime Rib Breakfast Wrap.

Do these things on the daily if you live in Midtown Crossing.

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