Traveling to Omaha, NE for Vision Care

Visiting Omaha, NE

Known as the "Gateway to the West," Omaha, NE is a friendly town awaiting your arrival when you visit Vance Thompson Vision – Omaha. There is much to do and explore here (indoors and outdoors), it's hard to make a short list. We know your travel plans can be overwhelming at times, especially if you are having surgery. Here are a few of our recommendations for hotels, dining experiences, and adventures.

Hotels
No matter what your taste is in accommodations (from luxury to economical), we can provide you with some wonderful recommendations for hotels in the Omaha area, such as the Magnolia Omaha, DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown, and the Hilton Omaha. Just about nine miles east of Vance Thompson Vision – Omaha, you can book a very comfortable room for your stay in town that is a close, easy commute. If you would like to ask a few questions about other hotels, please don't be afraid to ask. We also work with a few hotels that offer discounts to our valued patients, including Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Comfort Suites, and Hampton Inn & Suites.

Restaurants
When you are in the mood for nearly two-dozen craft beers on tap, and artsy ambiance, you will want to visit 712 Eat + Drink. Pull up a chair here for a Sunday brunch, happy hour, or dinner. The Grey Plume is an elegant farm-to-table restaurant serving up fresh American cuisine using local produce in season and meat raised in Omaha. We advise you to try the four, six, or eight-course Chef's tasting menu with wine pairing for a divine dinner that will be a treat for your palette. If you're interested in a great steak, Brother Sebastian's has won various awards since opening in 1977 for best romantic restaurant, best steak, and more. Drover Restaurant and Lounge is home to Omaha's original whiskey steaks seen in Travel Channel's Man v. Food. If you're looking for some entertainment while you eat, Genji Japanese Steakhouse offers hibachi-style seating while watching your food be passionately prepared. Of course, you could never go wrong visiting one of the restaurants that have been voted in the top 25 restaurants in Omaha, including 801 Chophouse, Au Courant Regional Kitchen, Nicola's Italian Wine & Fare, and Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge.

Attractions
Please take some time away to discover what you love about our city. Omaha offers lots of shopping, dining, and movies (like at the Alamo Draft House Cinema) for you to explore. Take your family to The Durham Museum, a hidden gem within the city, which has a collection of restored train cars, storefronts from the 1940s, and more historical American artifacts for you to peruse. If you and your family would prefer to be outside, we suggest getting tickets to see a baseball game at our TD Ameritrade Park. If you have the kids with you, the Henry Doorly Zoo is a must, which features unique exhibits, like the Owen Sea Lion Shores, Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, and the Hubbard Orangutan Forest. Lauritzen Gardens is an urban oasis only about 15 minutes away from our office and features incredible botanical attractions. Of course, we have a variety of awesome sports teams if you'd like to catch a game. If you have specific areas of interest and would like a local's opinion on what to plan, we would love to recommend our favorite hotspots.

Entertainment
Omaha is home to a variety of entertainment spots. Aksarben Village is known for its unique shops, restaurants, bars, trails, and greenery, all within walking distance. Old Market is known as Omaha's most historic and most entertaining neighborhood. Omaha also features a variety of unique and diverse museums. Some of the one's we suggest include El Museo Latino, one of 11 Latino museums in the United States; Love's Jazz and Arts Center, where "North Omaha jazz and jazz in American history come to life"; and KANEKO, a unique "open space for your mind" where you can experience creativity in the art, science, and philosophy. If you'd like to catch a concert while in town, CHI Health Center, Mid-America Center, and Westfair Amphitheater often feature well-known and local gems on their stages.