Old Market

No One Told Me Omaha was Cool!

by Cathy on May 4, 2011 · 3 comments

in Ideas,Travel

Being from Kansas City, it probably isn’t fair for me to think that Omaha is not cool. Kansas City has long had a reputation as being a cow town but the fact is, there are some hip, trendy places to see in Kansas City. The same holds true for Omaha. We headed there last week to check out Creighton University for my college-bound daughter. (Loved the university but the price? Cough!) Here’s what we saw in Omaha.

We only had a couple of hours so we headed to the charming Old Market district, a colony of brick warehouses saved from the wrecking ball. We began with our top priority¬† — finding the best ice cream shop and that would be Ted and Wally’s Premium Homemade. My mocha on a cone was rich, creamy chocolate laced with ground coffee beans. It was yum and a coffee buzz all in one!

Next we walked the rows of cute restaurants and unique shops. My favorite was Nouvelle Eve, a shop full of one-of-a-kind women’s clothes that were big on style and with big prices!

The Old Market Passageway contained a treasure trove of ethnic shops and gift boutiques.

We wrapped up our visit at the Wheatfield’s Bakery where we bought loaves of pumpkin bread and lemon pound cake. Next door to the bakery was a cute cafe and coffee shop.

So if my daughter does end up at Creighton (think loads of scholarship money!) then we have a fun place to stay when we visit her. I’m sure she is praying that those visits don’t happen every weekend!

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