After the crazy month of March, a girl’s weekend getaway was exactly what I needed! When Midtown Crossing reached out to partner with me, I jumped at the chance to go on a staycation with one of my BFFs, just a short 45 minutes away! Here’s a little itinerary for your next getaway weekend:
Where To Stay in Midtown
We stayed complimentary at the Element Hotel, but I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a central area location! The Element was walkable distance from everything fun, and had an in-room kitchenette! I loved that they had bikes available for guests to use, convenient garage parking, and breakfast. My only complaint is that there were not outlets next to the bed nightstands. Maybe they’re just trying to get us to not use our phones in bed though! 🙂
Where To Shop
Although there isn’t a ton of shopping in the Midtown area, there are two spots you don’t want to miss stopping at! The Afternoon has a unique selection of Nebraska items (so many perfect gifts) and Hutch has a DIY succulent bar! You can also find locally-made items like candles and prints at Hutch!
Where To Eat
We got to try out Modern Love Saturday evening. I recommend making a reservation – this is a new location and it was super busy! Modern Love is vegan, but has food for everyone. I absolutely LOVED all three dishes we tried – the Poutine, Fried Mozzarella, and Avocado Garlic Bread. I also got the Blueberry Lemonade and my friend tried a Chocolate Shake. I totally recommend this if you’re a foodie and want to venture to somewhere new!
Where To Drink
We grabbed drinks at Proof Whiskey Bar & Craft Cocktails. Although they have hundreds of whiskeys, we tried out drinks with rum and gin – more our style! This had a great ambiance, cool couches to lounge on, and an outdoor patio that would be perfect for the upcoming summer evenings.
What To Do
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened in March, and it’s the place to go! It’s a theatre with full-service dining and a great menu. They also have the fabulous reclining chairs! If you’re ordering food, I recommend bottomless popcorn or chicken strips – the ranch is amazing.
After crossing everything on this itinerary off your list, Midtown also has a tap room and a few other fun restaurants to check out! We headed over to a nearby coffee shop in the morning – Midtown is so close to other neighborhoods too!
Thanks again to Midtown Crossing for the fun weekend; I will be back! Let me know if you’re checking out this area or have any fun girl’s weekend getaways planned! We are already awaiting the launch of the NE Passport App for 2019 (May 1st) to plan a few road trips! You can view my travel section of MP here.