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Top Omaha Destinations for College Students

Posted by Angie DiSalvo on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Nebraska Methodist College students pose for a photo with the Storm Chasers mascot.

Sometimes it’s hard adjusting to being in a new city. You don’t know where everything is or even what’s available. Many our students who come to us from out of the Omaha metro area experience the same thing.

Where can you grab some coffee and study? Where can you take your parents when they come to visit? What fun outings can you go on with your new friends?

Our inaugural class of Master of Occupational Therapy students, which has 18 of 24 from out of the metro area, has you covered. Here’s their list of the top Omaha destinations for college students:

Coffee Shops and Study Locations

Ice Cream

Unique Restaurants

Shopping

Unique to Omaha

Seasonal Entertainment

Popular Areas of Town

  • The Old Market
    • Hollywood Candy
    • Great restaurants
    • First Friday’s in the Old Market
    • Fireworks on New Year’s Eve
    • ConAgra ice rink in the winter
    • Farmer's market in the summer/fall
  •  Midtown Crossing
    • The Afternoon (shopping)
    • Lights in the park during the winter
    • Movies in the park during the summer
  • Aksarben Village
    • Dining
    • Shopping
    • Entertainment
    • Jones Bros. Cupcakes
    • Village Canvas and Cabernet
  • Mahoney State Park
    • Hiking trails
    • Camping
    • Ice skating
    • Water park
    • Mini golf
    • Paddle boats

Looking for more things to do on a college student budget? Check out our list of Nine Affordable Things to Do in Omaha.

Topics: just for fun, student life, preparing for college, Master in Occupational Therapy