3 Day Girls Getaway

by Visit Lincoln Team

Day 1

Picture this! Tucked in the corner of the casually elegant Green Gateau restaurant, a French-inspired breakfast is served as you embark upon day one of your girls getaway. Immediately following, a custom candle pouring experience awaits at a unique pure soy candle shop. After a relaxing lunch at a favorite local restaurant, enjoy an afternoon of private shopping at the unique, locally-owned shops that fill downtown and the Historic Haymarket District.


Wax Buffalo InsideWax Buffalo

Just down the block, wind down with a glass of award-winning wine (or two!) at the James Arthur Vineyards’ Tasting Room while browsing state-specific souvenirs from the gift shop. But the fun does not end there! For dinner, restaurant staff and up-and-coming local talent will entertain you as you enjoy a delicious meal at Screamer’s Dining and Cabaret – a dining experience like no other!


Screamers Dining & CabaretScreamers Dining & Cabaret


Recommendations from locals: Green Gateau, Threads – Footloose & Fancy, Wax Buffalo, 3 Daughters Boutique, Forever Faithful Boutique, James Arthur Vineyards’ Tasting Room, From Nebraska Gift Shop and Screamer’s Dining and Cabaret.

Day 2

Waffles and mimosas? Yes, please! Fuel up before discovering your newfound love for glass artistry with a fused glass class in the beautiful Architectural Glassarts Studio. Pause for lunch at the market of a nearby campus followed by a captivating stained-glass tour within a true architectural gem. Don’t forget to set aside plenty of time to explore the quaint, artsy College View shops, which include everything from sweet treats and espresso to trendy fashion and accessories.


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For dinner, treat yourself to a fine dining experience at the popular Venue Restaurant & Lounge, featuring farm-to-table products from Nebraska and seafood from around the globe. If you are lucky, you just might stumble upon Kate Martin – the craft cocktail and wine bar creatively tucked off the beaten path that pays tribute to the history of both the city and state, with cocktails named after notable Nebraskans such as Johnny Carson and Willa Cather.


Venue FoodThree by Sea from Venue Restaurant and Lounge

Recommendations from locals: Penelope’s Lil Café, Architectural Glassarts, Union Market on Union College Campus, College View Church, Piedmont Bistro, College View Shops, Goldenrod Pastries, Paper Kite, Venue Restaurant & Lounge and The Other Room.

Day 3

Rise and shine! In the mood for some art and culture? We have you covered. But first, coffee. Begin your final day in Lincoln with a coffee and tea tasting at the small-batch craft coffee roaster, espresso bar and tea house loved by locals. But don’t linger too long (though we know it is tempting!) – a private tour awaits at the world’s largest quilt museum followed by a one-of-a-kind exhibition of textiles and apparel.


Quilt DisplayInternational Quilt Museum

Extending seven walkable blocks from the footsteps of the State Capitol to the University of Nebraska is the scenic Centennial Mall. Along the way you will want to make a stop at the Nebraska History Museum to experience 12,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past.


Nebraska State Capitol CeilingNebraska History Museum


Recommendations from locals: The Mill Coffee & Tea, International Quilt Museum, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Nebraska State Capitol, Centennial Mall and Nebraska History Museum.

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