You’ve never needed flash. You don’t need to be dazzled. You just need to be impressed…and satisfied. What you yearn for is a place where the comfort, fun, and luxury of the big city come first and are never overshadowed by a glitzy reputation. A city that speaks for itself is what you’ve searched for – and now your search has come to an end. Weary traveler, rejoice: You have found Lincoln, Nebraska, a warm and hospitable town in the middle of America’s heartland that welcomes you to share its exciting bounty. World-class dining walks hand-in-hand with homegrown comfort food; upscale shopping meets the artisan boutique. Stately downtown Lincoln hotels such as the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel hobnob happily with fresh, modest accommodations like the New Victorian Suites. Lincoln invites you to let your hair down and savor its understated elegance.
Lincoln locals know that their city is unbeatable for both regional Midwestern cuisine and international favorites. Nebraska is known for its beef, so make sure to take advantage of this local specialty. Single Barrel prepares simple, delicious hand-cut steaks, as well as other varieties of meat (try the PB&J pork chop for one-of-a-kind flavor). If that’s not quite your style, Maggie’s serves up fresh, from-scratch vegetarian dishes, such as its luscious avocado melt, made with local, organic ingredients. Mangia Italiana is well-loved for its down-home Italian fare and pizza-forward menu. Banhwich Café, near the University of Nevada at Lincoln campus, offers bubble tea and unfussy Asian fusion dishes, with many variations on Vietnamese banh mi taking center stage. When you fancy a romantic dinner at a classy hideaway, do as the locals do and make your way to Dish for simple yet refined bistro cuisine.
The weather in Lincoln varies greatly depending on time of year, so make sure to check the forecast and pack for the season. Winters in Lincoln bring chilly temperatures and snow: This is the time to dig out the ice skates and enjoy an evening gliding around the rink. Temperatures warm up in the spring and summer. In the spring, you’ll find residents savoring picnics of locally made snacks in one of Lincoln’s many parks – perhaps punctuated by a delightful sun shower. Summer temperatures reach the upper 80s throughout the season, with mostly sunny days. However, cooling rain is also to be expected, and you may even be lucky enough to experience a mighty Midwestern thunderstorm. Because variable weather is part of Lincoln’s charm and character, the city offers activities perfectly suited for any condition or time of the year (zoos, museums, and parks are just the beginning). And thanks to the best hotels in downtown Lincoln, you’ll sleep in comfortable surroundings whatever the season.
Now that you know where to find the most effortless fun in the Midwest, don’t tarry! Bring your appetite for adventure (and for delectable food), and let Travelocity take you to Lincoln, NE downtown hotels. A whole heartland of discovery awaits you.