Are you looking for fun ways to explore the city? Hyde Observatory is a hidden gem that is one of my personal favorites. My mom and I have always shared a love for astronomy, and I remember going to Hyde when Saturn was in view. It looked like someone put a sticker on the other end of the telescope, that’s how clear you could see the planet with its rings! Whether you’re looking for date night ideas or places to unwind with friends and family, scroll down to learn more about activities near you!


Lincoln Escape Room

For less than $30 a person you can choose from a variety of themed escape room quests! Each session typically lasts 60 minutes, so you’ve got to be quick to solve the mystery and escape the room in time.  You can request a private room or tag along with another group and meet new people!

Address: 3700 S 9th St D

Courtesy of Lincoln Escape Room Facebook


Holmes Lake Recreation Area & Hyde Observatory

Holmes Lake Recreation Area is the perfect space for water activities and much more!  There are walking trails around the lake as well as a public golf course.  Located in Holmes Park, on the south side of Holmes Lake, is the Hyde Memorial Observatory (I highly recommend checking this out).  Volunteers will help you navigate the night sky using three powerful telescopes.  They also offer programs on space exploration and astronomy.  Oh yeah, and everything is FREE!

Address: 70th & Normal, S 70th St

Courtesy of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Website


Parkway Lanes

Parkway Lanes is the perfect venue for a night with the family or a study break. If you’re a pro, you might want to join one of their leagues or tournaments. From 9PM-midnight (Monday, Friday, Saturday) they turn the Glo Lights on and crank up the music for Glo Zone Bowling. Check out their daily deals in our app or on our website!

Address: 2555 S 48th St

Courtesy of 48 Bowl Facebook


Deer Springs Winery

Deer Springs Winery is a local family affair.  The Winery has a variety of wines from grapes grown on the family’s farm.  They also offer a lineup of events each month, consisting of local bands such as The Kovar Brothers and Vineyard Hayrides tours throughout the fall.

Address: 16255 Adams St.

Courtesy of Deer Springs Website


Mahoney Golf Course

Mahoney Golf Course was established in 1976 and has hosted events such as the Nebraska Open and State Golf Championships.  They offer a snack bar/beverage center, driving range and practice green, pro shop, club fitting and repair, rentals and much more. Check out their daily deals in our app or on our website!

Address: 7900 Adams Street

Courtesy of Lincoln City Golf Website


Haymarket Farmers’ Market

If you haven’t made it to the Haymarket Farmers’ Market, there is still time! This event runs on Saturdays, through October 13th, from 8am-12pm (rain or shine).  You will find food ranging from homemade root beer to jams and seasoning.  There is also a variety of fresh produce and handmade art including jewelry and welded ironwork.  Don’t forget to pick up some lotion or a flower arrangement before you leave!

Address: N Canopy and Q Street

Courtesy of Haymarket Farmer’s Market Facebook


– By Ali Brehmer

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