This list of first date ideas in Omaha is full of options to suit most tastes and most budgets.
Here are seven fun ideas to have a successful first date in Omaha.
1. Explore a trendy neighborhood
- Benson is home to two microbreweries, several restaurants and The Waiting Room, where some of the best touring bands play.
- For a fun and memorable date, include a stop at the Beercade for a drink and old school arcade games.
- The Blackstone District has several of Omaha’s restaurant darlings, including Mula and Meatball, as well as the farm-to-cone ice cream shop, Coneflower Creamery.
- End the date playing old school punk songs on the jukebox at Brothers Lounge, or if you’re feel like showing off, singing your heart out at Renos Karaoke.
2. The zero-pressure zoo date
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You’re never too old to enjoy a trip to the zoo.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is a zero-pressure date option. With all the animals, you’ll have endless conversation starters. In the summer, ride the Skyfari for a little quiet time together high above the zoo.
3. Take dinner and a movie to a new level
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the complete date package in one – a full menu of food and drinks available to order and have delivered to your table while you watch a movie. It’s the perfect way to avoid awkwardly watching each other eat for the first time. Plus, the place is just fun with the Star Wars-themed lobby.
4. Play games together
Spend a few hours playing different board games at Spielbound Board Game Cafe. Spielbound doubles as a coffee shop and bar, so you’ll never be thirsty as you work your way through the library of 2,000-plus games.
5. Go ‘Bobbing’
The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a great walk for a first date – it’s even got a name, “Bobbing.” Be sure to snap a picture of you and your date standing with one foot in Iowa and one in Nebraska.
Afterward, head to the nearby Capitol District to get some grub.
6. Have a laugh together
Laugh through your first date together at a comedy show:
- Funny Bone Comedy Club brings in touring acts as well as up-and-coming comedians.
- For local improv, plan on going to The Backline Comedy Theatre.
7. Sway to the music
When the weather is warm, there’s bound to be an outdoor concert happening somewhere in Omaha.
Going to the popular concert series like Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is perfect, because it’s a free date, save for what you spend on a picnic and bottle of wine. If the mood strikes, head to the dance floor by the stage.